The travel from Huaura to Tumbes city can take about 18 hours on the highway, being a distance of 698 mi (1124 km). Civa is the main transportation company that covers this route in its travel itinerary, offering bus tickets from s/. 61 to s/. 111. The bus leaves from 3:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. from the terminal of Av. San Martín, placed in the centre of Huaura. The destination is Av. Tumbes, on the main road of Tumbes city. The weather in Tumbes is warm and semi-dry (tropical), with an average temperature of 80 °F (27 °C). The maximum temperature in summer is 104 °F (40 °C) and the minimum in winter is 64 °F (18 °C).
Huaura is a historical town, known for being the crib of Peru's Independence, because next to its Plaza de Armas is located the balcony house from where the liberator José de San Martín proclaimed for the first time the Independence of Peru on November the 27th 1820. Every year the inhabitants of Huaura celebrate the anniversary of this key moment of the Peruvian History with a dramatization of the proclaim in the balcony - house. Huaura is also known for the healing capacity of the thermal baths of Picoy, where the tourists and locals arrive to relax or ease any pain. Out of the urban area you can visit the ecological areas of "Lomas de Lachay" and "Albufera de Medio Mundo", where the visitor may learn more about the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the coastal region.
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.