10 Things to Do in Tumbes That You Shouldn't Miss

July 15, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Discover the best top things to do in Tumbes, Peru including Los Manglares de Puerto Pizarro, Catedral de Tumbes, Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes, Playa Acapulco, Parque Ecologico Palo Santo, La Isla Hueso de Ballena, Amotape Hills National Park, Complejo Arqueologico Cabeza de Vaca, North Shore Peru Expeditions, Layqa Restobar.
Restaurants in Tumbes

1. Los Manglares de Puerto Pizarro

Tumbes, Peru +51 929 111 774
Excellent
35%
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4 based on 458 reviews

Los Manglares de Puerto Pizarro

Reviewed By GianninaDC

There where no birds at all. We saw just a couple of Herons and when we told the skipper to stop for photographs he just ignored us. He knew nothing. he just wanted to take us to this other island where there are restaurants and was full of people. He probably knew somebody over there so he can get a fee.
Maybe it was a bad season for bird watching, the most interesting experience were the crocodiles.
Make sure to get an experienced guide with you.

2. Catedral de Tumbes

Plaza de Armas, Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
27%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
1%
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0%
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4 based on 143 reviews

Catedral de Tumbes

Reviewed By Jolyon67 - Melbourne, Australia

Many people stop in Tumbes soon after crossing the border into Peru, for the sole reason to change money. While you are here drop into the Cathedral on the central Plaza de Armas. Otherwise known as the Church of Nicholas de Tolentino. It was built in the 17th Century in baroque style. It is usual that it is topped by two blue mosaic cupolas. Mosaics continue inside around the main altar. It is white washed inside with stained glass showing scenes from Jesus's life.

3. Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes

Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes

Reviewed By Marie T - Huaraz

We visited this sanctuary in late October. We went on an organised tour with an agency from Tumbes, as we felt the logistic would be easier this way and we are glad we did. We saw a great variety of birds including magnificent frigate birds, Peruvian pelicans, little blue herons, cocoi herons, yellow-crowned night-herons, white ibises, ringed and green kingfishers, whimbrels and snowy egrets. We also saw various species of crabs, fish, shrimps and black shell clams. The visit was by motorless boat, which being silent allowed to see the birds up close.
This sanctuary is much less visited than nearby Puerto Pizarro and as such is much more interesting for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

4. Playa Acapulco

Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
45%
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40%
Satisfactory
15%
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Playa Acapulco

Reviewed By Juana O - Lima

Me encantó la tranquiliodad de la playa, el mar con olas pero sin excesos. Pude hacer un paseo en banano, muy divertido

5. Parque Ecologico Palo Santo

Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Parque Ecologico Palo Santo

Reviewed By BahiaDave - Lencois, BA

Just a mile outside Tumbes is this wonderful preserve - Pacific Dry Forest (Bosque Seco) - with only native species present. There is a short pathway through the forest and many birds abound. There is a 4 storey mirador, or lookout, giving a 360 degree Panorama of the Tumbes area, and a very good restaurant serving local dishes.
Unfortunately it is very under-used, but well worth the visit - only a short moto-taxi ride from Tumbes.

6. La Isla Hueso de Ballena

A cinco 5 minutos de Puerto Pizarro, Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
11%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 85 reviews

La Isla Hueso de Ballena

La Isla Hueso de Ballena, mas que una isla es una barrera formada por el sedimento arrastrado por el río Tumbes. Para muchos su nombre estaria relacionado con su forma, semejante al espinazo del enorme mamífero acuático; para otros es llamada de esta manera por que en ella encallo del lado del mar una Ballena, con el paso del tiempo solo quedaron los huesos.

Reviewed By Jesus A - Lima, Peru

Las facilidades que ofrece esta isla están de mal en peor, el transporte en bote desde el puerto es ofrecido en condiciones mínimas de seguridad, en la lista se encuentran restaurantes que ofrecen alimentos en condiciones muy precarias, hay que tener cuidado con la marea pues podría darnos sorpresas. Al zarpar del muelle hay que hacer unos pagos mínimos por el uso del mismo, regatear por el servicio de los botes pues la oferta es muy variada. No dejarse sorprender por los comisionistas, hay que buscar a los dueños de los botes directamente

7. Amotape Hills National Park

Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Amotape Hills National Park

Reviewed By Marie T - Huaraz

We visited this seldom visited national park in late October. We went on an organised tour with an agency from Tumbes, as we felt the logistic would be easier this way and we are glad we did as it would be very difficult to visit the place without a guide. The ecosystem of the dry Forests of the Amotape Hills is unique and really interesting and beautiful. We visited the section of the national park at Rica Playa. We first hiked along banana plantations, just outside the national park, then along the Tumbes River, then through the dry forest and up a viewpoint that offered fantastic views of the surroundings. We saw really interesting plants and trees, such as the kapok or ceibo tree (Ceiba trichistandra) and the magnificent araguaney or guayacan tree (Tabebuia chrisanta) in full bloom, as it has rained a little the previous days. It must be really amazing to come here during the rainy season (from December to March) when all the guayacan trees are blooming. We also saw some Guayaquil squirrels and some iguanas and lizards.
We really enjoyed our visit to this national park and would love to visit other sections of the park in the future.

8. Complejo Arqueologico Cabeza de Vaca

Distrito de Corrales a 5 Kms de Tumbes | Corrales, Tumbes, Peru, Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
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Good
60%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 5 reviews

Complejo Arqueologico Cabeza de Vaca

Reviewed By Gabriela F - Lima, Peru

Conjunto arqueológico de adobe y piedra que fue ocupado aparentemente, desde épocas preincas, durante el predominio Chimú e incluso durante el dominio Inca. Existen restos de piezas de cerámica, osamentas e instrumentos de piedra y un taller en el que se trabajaban conchas como el spondylus y otros moluscos.
Se ha descubierto un camino de 8 km construido con canto rodado, que conectaba el sitio arqueológico con el litoral, un canal de irrigación y una pirámide trunca o huaca de adobe denominada "Cabeza de Vaca".

9. North Shore Peru Expeditions

Panamericana Norte Km. 1186 | Balneario de Punta Sal Grande, Tumbes, Peru
Excellent
67%
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33%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

North Shore Peru Expeditions

North Shore Peru Expeditions is a small company specialized in management and organization of guided tours on boat. It promotes a type of ecotourism as the best option of commitment with a sustanible use of the Peruvian Sea resources. Within a wide range of options, we offer the possibility of practicing two fishing techniques, snorkeling on Punta Sal reefs (depending on sea conditions), enjoying a typical ceviche on board and exploring the bay all along the coast in order to discover the great marine biodiversity. Between July and November, the main focus goes towards humpback whale watching tours. This is a unique experience that allows us working on the touristic sector encouraging education and awareness of the importance of conservation. Besides, we get involved directly on diverse research programs.

Reviewed By Joselyn Andrea Z - Piura, Peru

Es excelente la temporada para poder observar las ballenas. Me encantó un bonito lugar, un mar increíble. Un día inolvidable ;)

10. Layqa Restobar

Av. Huascar N 512, Tumbes 24000, Peru +51 992 301 099
Excellent
63%
Good
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Satisfactory
25%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Layqa Restobar

Reviewed By elenita_valle - Buenos Aires, Argentina

no me gusto mucho el lugar, el servicio era lento y el aire acondicionado no funcionaba para la cantidad de personas que habian en el lugar

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