capital city of Contralmirante Villar, tumbes, Peru

Zorritos is a village on the Northern Coast of Peru.

Get inEdit

Zorritos is on the Panamericana Highway between Tumbes and Mancora. By bus it is 14 hours from Lima (there are bed-sites buses).

You can get in by plane from Lima to Tumbes and then take a bus or colectivo to Zorritos. The colectivos meet in the market, leaving when full, and cost S/3 per person. The trip is about 30 km, and takes 20-30 minutes.

Get aroundEdit

It's small, so you can go everywhere on foot. But if you want , you can go to Bocapán or Hervideros (Thermal Baths). You can even go to a full day tour to "Cerros de Amotape", the beginning of the subtropical jungle and see many animals and trees.

The best is the beach along Zorritos shore. The town has many moto-taxis, which charge S/1 for a ride during the day, and S/2 at night.

SeeEdit

Beautiful sunsets all along the year. You can also visit "manglares" in Puerto Pizarro or the first Catholic cross put on South American lands by conqueror Francisco Pizarro in 1532, the jungle of Amotape, Manglares and so many interesting things in this strange zone where it ks never winter.

DoEdit

Relax, that is more or less the point of Zorritos.

BuyEdit

There is little in the way of vendors, which can be a good thing if you want a peaceful time away from the sellers in the cities. Most stores are closed by 22:00, save for one or two in the center.

EatEdit

There are many small bars located throughout the town, though hours vary.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

  • Blue Point has a really nice room for US$20, but you can also try to get to sleep in a tent they have set up, which should be around S/10 a night for 2 people.
  • Hotel Arrecife) has very nice quality rooms. US$10-20 per night per person. Service is excellent, and english speaking. Hot water, some drinks sold in house, and overall not a bad place. On the quieter edge of town also.

Go nextEdit

Take a bus or combi on the Panamericana. Ask a moto-taxi to take you to the colectivos and you can get to Tumbes for S/3. You can also try and get picked up by the passing buses and combis, but this is unreliable and you usually get the worst seat available.

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