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.

  • Tumbes - Things to do

    Sights

    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.

    Sub-Type: Museum
    Opening Hours: 9am-2pm Mon-Sat.
    Pricing: adult S2.
    Address: S of Tumbes.

    Eat

    Budabar

    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.

    Sub-Type: Peruvian
    Telephone Number: +51 72 50 4216
    Opening Hours: 8am-2am
     Pricing: meals S11-18
    Price Range: Low
    Address: Grau 309.  

    Classic Restaurant

    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.

     Sub-Type: International
    Telephone Number: +51 72 52 4301
    Opening Hours: 8am-5pm.
    Pricing: mains S11-16
    Price Range: Low
    Address: Tumbes 185.