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Av. Tumbes Nro. 518
The travel from Chimbote to Tumbes takes about 13 hours, being a distance of 560 mi (901 km) on the highway. The transportation companies Tepsa and Civa cover the route, providing bus tickets Chimbote - Tumbes at rates from s/. 60 to s/. 80. The buses leave at 7:00 p.m. and at 10:00 p.m. from the terminals located in the vicinity of Av. Pescadores, close to the Panamericana Norte, in the city of Chimbote. The arrival to Tumbes will be to the terminals of Av. Tumbes, main road of the city center. If you want to full enjoy your travel, we recommend you to bring suncreen and be prepared for the strong temperatures, considering that the weather in Tumbes is tropical and very warm, with temperatures that average 80 °F (27 °C), with maximum temperature of 84 °F (29 °C) and minimum of 70 °F (21 °C).
Chimbote, the capital of the Nueva Provincia de Santa is a port city of high commercial and industrial activity. Its recent history tell us that on the 20th century Chimbote was the first place of the fishing ports around the world. The city of Chimbote has a variety of tourism attractions: el Cerro de la Juventud, the Iglesia Catacumbas, the Museo de San Pedrito Pescador (a ship transformed and adapted to be a museum) and the Cerro Calaveras, a tourism viewpoint located at 100 meters of altitude. The Blanca Island is placed at 3 mi (5 km) from the coast, and it constitutes an ecological and tourist reserve shaped by a mountain that has no vegetation.
Tumbes is located close to the mouth of the Tumbes river, on the Guayaquil gulf, not far from the border with Ecuador. Due to its location, Tumbes has a semi-tropical climate, sunny most of the year. Tumbes has a beautiful littoral, composed mostly by a high diversity of ecosystems, among the ones are the mangroves and the tropical wood of the Pacific. It’s the perfect area for practicing nautical sports and eco-tourism. Inside the city, the main tourist attractions are the breakwater, the main square and the Plazuela Bolognesi.