The route from Guayaquil to the beach-city of Máncora is at a distance of 233 mi (375 km) and it takes about 9 hours of travel by land. Civa is the main transportation company that covers this route and the cost of the bus ticket is s/. 90 (s/. 110 if you choose the more exclusive service). The buses leave from the terminal of Guayaquil Center at 9:00 p.m. with destination the terminal of Av. Piura in Máncora. The weather of the beach-city of Máncora is semi tropical and dry, with temperatures that don't drop from 62 °F (17 °C) and can reach 97 °F (36 °C) in summer time.
Guayaquil, also known as the “Pacific Pearl”, is the political and economic capital of Equator. It’s considered one of the most important ports in South America. Thanks to the privilege climate of Guayaquil, the city can be visited at any season of the year, because there are no extreme temperatures; nevertheless, the climate is more humid in winter (from January to May). In the central area of Guayaquil there are some tourist attractions more protruding, as the Malecón Simón Bolívar (pier) or the Barrio las Peñas (neighborhood), known for its colonial architecture and the bohemian nightlife. Besides, at one hour from Guayaquil you can enjoy the natural pools of Varadero beach, which have an environment of nice climate and good food.
Máncora is the perfect place for surf, diving and sea life lovers in general. It's a beach-city located between Piura city and the department of Tumbes, characterised for the tourist activity and wealthy of marine fauna, from where is prepared the biggest variety of typical dishes of the coastal region. The beaches represent the greatest attractions because of the crystalline waters and turquoise tonalities, besides the pale colouring of the sand. The climate of Máncora is pleasant and sunny most of the year and the most crowded beaches have an infrastructure for the comfort of the visitors. Máncora is the axis of the beaches that form the beaches group. Vichayto, Pocitas (Máncora Chico) and Los Órganos are some of the most renowned of the Northern coast of Peru and the coast of the Pacific sea. The summer of Máncora and the natural charm of its beaches is waiting for you!