The route from Guayaquil to Tumbes is at a distance of 167 mi (269 km) and it takes about 7 hours the tour on the highway. The transportation company Civa covers this route, with bus tickets at s/.90 to s/. 110, depending on the kind of service chosen. The buses leave from the terminal of the central area of Guayaquil at 9:00 p.m. direction to the terminal of Av. Tumbes, next to the Plaza de Armas of Tumbes. The climate of Tumbes is warm, tropical and semi humid, with an average temperature of 80 °F (27 °C) and temperature can reach 104 °F (40 °C) in summer days.
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.
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.