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Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes

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Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes

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hbkm wrote a review Feb 2020
Leverkusen, Germany307 contributions113 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jimena Jeannet Q wrote a review Apr 2018
Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru67 contributions7 helpful votes
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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 .
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Chiristian P wrote a review Nov 2017
Santiago, Chile85 contributions11 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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mariedragon wrote a review Nov 2017
Huaraz, Peru333 contributions110 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Jennifer_Martinez23 wrote a review Dec 2016
Guayaquil, Ecuador14 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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