Destination guide: Tumbes, Peru
Tumbes is in northern Peru and, thanks to its location, has an excellent climate during most of the year.
Among its natural attractions, Tumbes has beautiful beaches, extensive forests and impressive mangrove swamps that surprise tourists.
Fly with LAN and get to know the Puerto Pizarro beach resort, venture deep into the abundant vegetation of this region of South America and enjoy the exquisite cuisine of Tumbes, which uses a lot of seafood.
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Tumbes - Things to do
Museo de Cabeza de Baca
About 5km south of town, off the Pan-American Hwy, is an overgrown archaeological site that was the home of the Tumpis people and, later, the site of the Inca fort visited by Pizarro. The story is told in the tiny site museum, Museo de Cabeza de Baca, which also displays some 1500-year-old ceramic vessels.
Opening Hours: 9am-2pm Mon-Sat.
Pricing: adult S2.
Address: S of Tumbes.
Occupying a huge cavernous space and with streetside tables, this place has a full bar and serves typical Peruvian fare, including the usual chicken, fish and beef suspects. As you might have guessed from the name, this joint serves shots and cold beers until the wee hours.
Telephone Number: +51 72 50 4216
Opening Hours: 8am-2am
Pricing: meals S11-18
Price Range: Low
Address: Grau 309.
Small, quiet and dignified, Classic Restaurant is a wonderful place to relax with a long lunch, as many of the town’s better-connected locals do. The food is good and mainly coastal, but secretly we love this place for its air-con.
Telephone Number: +51 72 52 4301
Opening Hours: 8am-5pm.
Pricing: mains S11-16
Price Range: Low
Address: Tumbes 185.