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Discover Cabo Blanco, Piura,  Mancora  and its surroundings

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Dec 23, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Today I will share with you some information on how to reach Cabo Blanco, Piura or Mancora

How to get to Mancora

You can only get directly to Mancora and/or beaches nearby by road, through the Northern Pan-American Highway. Several bus companies from #Lima, Tumbes, Piura, Guayaquil (Ecuador) and other cities of Peru get to Mancora. As well as taxis and other transport services from airports near Mancora.     

There are various routes to get to Mancora. The fastest way to get to Mancora and/or nearby beaches is to take a flight (of approximately two hours) from #Lima, capital city of Peru, 1165 km south of Mancora, to the city of Piura. 

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From there to reach Mancora and/or nearby beaches, take some land transport  like rental vehicle, private taxi, shared minivan, interprovincial bus ;trip lasts between two and three hours approx.

Lan Airlines and Taca Airlines currently offers daily flights from #Lima to Piura

Once you arrive in Piura, there are various ways to reach Mancora .These are: 

  • Rented vehicles
  • Private Taxi
  • Shared Van or minivan
  • Interprovincial bus

Private taxi:

Direct service from the Piura airport to the resort you will stay in the city. Prices vary according to the service. We recommend consulting with us and not hire a street service.

Shared Van or minivan:

Directly from the airport, these van or minivans have capacity for approximately 8 passengers. We recommend consulting with us and not hire a street service.

Car rental:

There are car rental services in Piura. Just ask for the service ahead of time.

Buses :

The second and most recommended (and economic) option to get to Mancora from #Lima or another city in Peru is taking a direct bus to Mancora or nearby beaches.    

There are bus companies that offer a very good service and although from #Lima it is a long journey (1165 km, 16 hrs on bus), it is not as terrible as it sounds; if you choose correctly the bus company and its different services. This option is the most used by tourists from #Lima.

The General characteristics of the best #Lima - Máncora bus routes are:  

  • They depart from quiet residential districts, (ABC1) in #Lima, such as the neighborhood of San Isidro.
  • They take 16 hrs approximately. Usually buses depart in the afternoon from #Lima, arriving in the early morning of the following day in Mancora.
  • Do not make stops along the way, except for the switching of drivers.
  • Two floor buses, where the first floor is usually Executive class (with more spacious and wide reclining seats) and the second floor is Economy class with good reclining seats (some are semi bed (reclines up to 145°).
  • They include in their services on board dinner and breakfast.
  • Air conditioning system, two bathrooms, TV with DVD.
  • The price of this service is between US $ 50.00 to US $ 70.00 *, for one way tickets.
  • Some buses offer Wi-Fi (wireless Internet for laptops and notebooks) for a big part of the journey.

* Reference prices. Bus companies usually raise their prices in high season; dates close to 28 July (Peruvian independence festivities) New Year, local festivities and long weekends.

 Economic buses:

There are buses #Lima - Mancora, some of which stop at many places along the highway. The journey takes much more time than the above mentioned buses. Some of these buses leave from the popular "Fiori" bus station in #Lima.        

 From other cities in Peru:

From the rest of Peru (Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Tarapoto, etc.), it would be more appropriate to take a bus to Piura (or Tumbes) and from that point take any direct service to Mancora or nearby beaches. If you come from Cusco or cities south #Lima (coast, mountains or jungle), you must first get to #Lima and depending on the arrival time you can catch an afternoon bus or spend a night in #Lima

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Cabo Blanco Fishing Experience     
2 ½ hours ride from Piura you can do fishing in Cabo Blanco 

The whole day experience will allow you to enjoy the fishing of the Black Marlins, Swordfish and Sail Fish. This is a fish and release activity (this according to government regulations)

Interesting places to visit in the surrounding

Poza de Barro
Location:30 kms east of Mancora (by Quebrada Fernández)       
Delicious natural mud thermal baths with high temperatures and healing properties. The mud bath is located northeast of Mancora. There are several ways to get there: moto taxi (35min), horseback (2hrs) and hiking (4hrs).

Pilares de Quebrada Fernández     
Location: 75 kms east of Máncora (by Quebrada Fernández)      

West of the Poza de Barro you reach the marvelous little community called Fernandez. Where the river bends on its way to the ocean you will find beautiful natural baths fed by waterfalls. The surrounding landscape and birds is ideal for a night or two in a tent.

Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape                     
Belonging to Piura and Tumbes department, this National Park is declared by UNESCO as the “Biosphere Reservation” of the Norwest oPeru and has over 90.000 hectares.

The vegetation is classified as Bosque Seco Ecuatorial (Ecuadorian Dry Forest) . You can see  big Algarrobo  (Carob) trees, nice Ceibos. Several trails to walk and archeologicalt remains from the old Tallan Culture can be seen.

Hervideros    
Location:65 kms north from Mancora (near Zorritos beach)      
 

Several natural baths with high temperatures and healing properties. Located near Zorritos, at Quebrada Bocapan.

Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes
The National Sanctuary Mangrooves of Tumbes is only 120 kilometers north of Mancora and  lies in the small fishing village of Puerto Pizarro, famous for it’s Conchas Negras (Black Shells) a Peruvian delicacy. Conchas Negras are found in the roots of the Mangrove trees.

The mixing of fresh and salt water caused by the convergence of the Tumbes River with the sea, creates the perfect natural environment for the Manglares (Mangroves). The area of 2972 hectares knows as Los Manglares de Tumbes, was created in 1988 and protects a wide variety of flora and fauna.    

You can also visit the near by Isla de los Pajaros (Birds Island) and Island de Amor (Love Island) by motorboat.

Zona Reservada de Tumbes
Where the “Dry and Tropical Forest meet  you find the Reserve Zone of Tumbes with a total area of 71500 hectares. You can observe unique species of plants and animals.

I can not end this blog without telling you that Inkaterra has recovered “Mrs Texas”, the famous boat and now is at La Punta, Callao waiting to return to Cabo Blanco Fishing Club by the end of 2018 for the 2019 Summer Season that they are planning to have ready the hotel..... We will keep you informed

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For further information Contact us

Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: northern peru

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