With a beautiful coastline that bursts with myriad ecosystems, beaches, flora and fauna, Tumbes beckons one and all to northwest Peru. From tropical rainforests to mangrove forests, unbelievably exquisite cuisine and a delightfully laid-back atmosphere, the tranquility of Tumbes is serenity, beauty and relaxation personified. We invite you to explore Tumbes and sample some of our delights, listed below.
Arts & Cultural
Cabeza de Vaca Archaeological Site
One of Peru's many charms is the awe-inspiring history, craftsmanship and culture of its ancient and indigenous peoples. Within easy reach of our Tumbes, Peru hotel you will find the Cabeza de Vaca archaeological site, where pottery fragments, adobe structures and an eight-kilometer long pebble path offers insight into the Chimú culture as well as the noteworthy Inca era. Highly recommended and a must-see while staying at our Wyndham Costa del Sol Tumbes hotel.
Points of Interest
Bolognesi Plaza (Plaza de Armas de Tumbes)
The main square in our fair city is the focal point for myriad activities: enjoying a delightful break from the midday sun and an opportunity to pay homage to one of Peru's military heroes: Francisco Bolognesi. The spectacular monument erected in Bolognesi's honor is surrounded by beautiful flora and lush landscapes, and is just minutes from our Tumbes, Peru hotel.
Hervideros Medicinal Mud Baths
Located south of Zorritos - one of several incredible beaches within a 100-kilometre radius of our Tumbes hotel - are the Hervideros Mud Baths. Here, the amazing fusion of thermal hot springs with minerals, clay and other elements that ancients have long told of medicinal properties, will heal many ailments and soothe skin and soul alike.
Las Playas - Zorritos, Punta Sal, Mancora, Vichayito
Renowned for beautiful white sand, turquoise waters, and never-ending sunshine, Tumbes and northwestern Peru boast several gorgeous beaches, and once you visit, we know you will be anxious to plan your return. Zorritos, Punta Sal, Mancora and Vichayito beaches are all exquisite in their own unique ways; experience each of them at your leisure, and all within an easy 90-minute drive of our Wyndham Costa del Sol Tumbes hotel.
If you are feeling adventurous, the fisherman's cove that is Puerto Pizarro is the gateway to an ecosystem that promises delight, wonder and an experience second-to-none. Here, you can take a boat trip out to the coastal swamps (manglares), and visit mangroves, see birds that you have only ever seen in a textbook, and a nursery of Tumbes crocodiles, an endangered species unique to Peru. This once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you just a short drive from our Wyndham Costa del Sol Tumbes hotel.
Santuario Nacional Los Manglares de Tumbes (Tumbes Mangals National Sanctuary)
Home to exotic creatures like the pygmy anteater, as well as hundreds of birds, mammals, fish, crustacean and many species that are unique to this area, the 2,972-hectare Tumbes Mangals National Sanctuary is - again - a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For those who may be interested in getting up close and personal with these amazing creatures, it should be noted that prior authorization from the National Service for Protected Natural Areas is required.
Tumbes National Preserve
Another wondrous habitat beckons at the 75,102-hectare Tumbes National Preserve. Home to rare species like the Andean condor, Sechura fox, Tumbes crocodile as well as howler monkeys and white-headed capuchins - the only two primates on the Peruvian coast - there is nothing else to say except: please visit and please take care in this rare, unspoiled and awe-inspiring tropical rainforest.
Market Place Shopping Center
A trendy mall, Market Place offers food court, carousel, children's play area and full-service restaurants amid stores and services. Flanked by department stores Macy's and J C Penney's, popular brands for clothing, accessories, beauty and much more are on well-lit display.
Tanger Outlets, Tuscola
Just 30 minutes from Urbana, find the Tanger Outlets in Tuscola, IL. Choose from popular brands of accessories, apparel, footwear, housewares and more, available at bargain prices. This outlet plaza also provides free Wi-Fi in all areas.
What's Nearby - Airports
- Capitan FAP Pedro Canga Rodríguez Airport (TBP) - 9.5 km
- Aeropuerto General Manuel Serrano Renda - Machala, Ecuador (ETR) - 71 km