The Reserve Area of Tumbes was established September 28, 1994, by
means of the Ministerial Resolution # 0594-94-AG. It is located in
the Tumbes region, and the Tumbes and Zarumilla provinces. It
extends for 75,102 hectares.
The flora is represented by a great diversity of species, among
those that stand out are the endemic specie the kapok trees (Ceiba
trichistandra), various species of mesquites (Prosopis spp.),(Pithecellobium multiflorum)
and the cuipo (Cavanillesia platanifolia). The flora of economical
importance is the IPE (Tabebuia sp.), the mesquites (Prosopis
pallida) and the holy wood (Bursera graveolens), species which are
threatened due to their intense use as firewood, fabrication of the
park and as crafts.
This area possesses typical fauna which has a limited
distribution. Among the reptiles we can mention the macanche (Botriechis
schlegeli) and various species of lizards (Dicrodon sp.). Among the
amphibians, those which stand out are the frogs (Trachycephalus
jordani). Among the birds exist the yellow faced parrotlet (Forpus
xanthops), grey cheeked parakeet (Brotogeris pyrrhopterus), the
Peruvian antpitta (Grallaricula peruviana), the gray backed hawk (Leucopternis
occidentalis), the magpie (Cyanocorax mystacallis) and the pale
legged hornero (Furnarius leucopus). Among the mammals you can find
the white tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and the Guayaquil
squirrel (Sciurus stramineus).
Throughout the area exist some threatened species like the bronze
winged Pionus (Pionus chalcopterus), the neotropical otter (Lontra
longicaudis), the mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata), the jaguar
(Panthera onca) and the margay (Leopardus wiedii).
The area presents with two distinct ecological zones: the dry
forest and the humid forest, each with their own characteristic
landscapes making the Tumbes Reserve a very special place.
The object of the Tumbes Reserve is to conserve and protect
representative samples of the Pacific tropical forest, especially
the flora and fauna which are on their way to extinction.
How to Get There
Lima-Puno: regular flights
When to Go
Between April and October
Other Close by Attractions
Puno, Taquile Island, Juliaca, Lake Umayo.
Photography, wild life observation, cultural observation.
Typical mountain climate
Adult: daily PEN 5,00 (in
USD), for three days PEN 10,00 (in
Child: daily PEN 1,5 (in
USD), for three days PEN 4,00 (in