Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes

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Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes

Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes
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hbkm
Leverkusen, Germany323 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Went there specially to do a kayaking tour in the park. Two tours are offered: The short paddling tour of about one hour (although they tell you two) and the longer motor boat ride of about three hours (which turned out to be longer because of motor failure). I did both.

Okay, there were no kayaks, so I paddled a canoe together with a local guide. The loop is not very big but it gives you a good impression of what the mangroves look like. There are many birds but not many other animals. Depending on whether you are there on high or low tide you will get totally different impressions of the park, but in both cases it is worth seeing it.

After this loop in the canoe I did the motor boat ride. It takes you to the river which marks the boarder between Peru and Ecuador. You see even more birds on the bird island and you will go to the beach where the river enters the Pacific Ocean. This I found the coolest thing of the trip: Swimming in the river mouth in the ocean, Ecuador to one side, Peru to the other, warm water, sand and a light current from the incoming tide. Nothing but nature, sun and a few fishermen. Very much worth the visit.

Happy about having had a great time in a totally unknown and hardly visited natural protection site I went on to the beaches further south.
Written February 29, 2020
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mariedragon
Huaraz, Peru343 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
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.
Written November 7, 2017
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Jimena Jeannet Q
Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru67 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Perfect for the nature lovers, love this place , this place offer a wonderful view , I can observe birds , crocodiles , in the huesos island I got fresh food and really good .
Written April 17, 2018
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Chiristian P
Santiago, Chile85 contributions
Dec 2016
Es un lugar esquisito para recorrer, el clima es genial, la gente simpática y tiene un verde atractivo , el agua es de color gris, cuenta con varios servicios botes para hacer recorridos por los manglares. un buen panorama es acercarse a la isla que se sumerge con la alta marea de la tarde.
It is a wonderful place to go, the weather is great, the people are friendly and have an attractive green, the water is gray, has several boat services to make tours of the mangroves. A good panorama is to approach the island that is submerged with the high tide of the afternoon.
Written November 7, 2017
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Jennifer_Martinez23
Guayaquil, Ecuador14 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
Aguas Verdes is a district located in the department of Tumbes, city of Peru. To get to Aguas Verdes from Tumbes, you can only arrive in kombis or groups, although I went in my car, you can also do tourism in another place like the chapel Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación, patroness of this neighborhood. This chapel is one of the tourist attractions of Aguas Verdes, It can be bought in the market of Aguas Verdes, where you can find a variety of products at a good price. One of its tourist attractions, is the gastronomy. Besides we could observe the National Mangrove Sanctuary of Tumbes from a small boat; with prior authorization. Mangrove trees are large shrubs with long branches and yellow flowers that grow along the coast. It is the home for silky anteaters, birds, crustaceans and mollusks.
Written December 17, 2016
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mayaburtom74
Juneau, AK12 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Excellent experience, very nice place, the course is excellent, very good breeding crocodiles, ride jet skiing very good
Written October 26, 2016
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