The travel from Lima to the border city of Zarumilla takes about 20 hours, going through the distance of 835 mi (1344 km) by land. Tepsa is the transportation company that covers this route, giving bus tickets at a changeable rate from s/.135 to s/. 145 (the rate changes depending on the date, but also there are special offers). Buses leave from the terminals of North Lima and Central Lima, on the schedule from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Their destination is a main road of the Zarumilla urban area. Zarumilla has a semi-tropical weather, with maximum temperatures of 97 °F (36 °C) and minimum of 66 °F (19 °C).
Named the "city of kings" when it was founded in 1535 under the hispanic foundation, it was known as Limaq by the local natives, which means "chatty". Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the city became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!
The city of Zarumilla is located next to the border of Ecuador, in the North of Tumbes. It’s a reason of national pride due to its ecological attractions and because there took place the “Zarumilla battle” in 1941. Trade, ranching and agricultural activities are the main source of its economical development, as well as the ecological tourism. Zarumilla offers to the visitor a unique experience at the mangroves (residence of crustaceans which feed the local gastronomy), its bogs, woods and pampas, where different animal species live. Inside Zarumilla you can find the Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes,, which is a protected area of amazing mangroves, inhabited by a high diversity of birds, fishes, mollusks and crustaceans. Among the festivals of Zarumilla, we recommend the Festival Nacional de Danzas Folclóricas (June the 3rd until June the 5th); there you will see a competition of dances between the towns of the province, to choose the best dancers. The Fair of Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro is another important festival of the city, and it’s celebrated at the beginning of September; on the fair there will be gastronomic fairs, handmade fairs, and sports events.