Mancora Exotic Places Guide

Mancora Exotic Places

Poza de Barro

Only is necessary to move up by the Quebrada Fernandez to be submerged in the bubbles of the Poza de Barro de Mancora, a natural mud thermal pool with high-mineral concentration. Poza de Barro de Mancora has healing properties against stress, arthrosis, and other sickness. Also, many can consider this pool as a natural spa because skin turns softer and relaxed after a bath. Poza de Barro de Mancora has a higher temperature during the day goes by. All is quite and sweet, full of nature. Before visiting, be careful with these: don´t return to the beach and don´t drink frost things.

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On the road to Poza de Barro you will see some members of the rural community of Mancora carrying typical products of the region as carob honey, milk, honey bee, firewood and carbon. From time to time, people must open step between goats or have to move up some lizards. It last 30 minutes in moto-taxi to arrive at Poza de Barro de Mancora, but many go walking, on horseback or bike. If you visit this nice place, I recommend you not to take a bath in the beach or neither drink frosty beverages when return.


Hervideros is placed in the south of Zorritos, in Monte Guacura (Guacura Mountain), in the department of Tumbes. Hervideros has several natural pools with medicinal high-temperatured waters that contain iodized salts, minerals and special properties for skin and for health.

Pilares de la Quebrada Fernandez

You will find Pilares de la Quebrada Fernandez going downstream until the river end in the sea and form three gorgeous natural water pools with small cascades. This is one of the nearest-to-town Mancora exotic places. Pilares de la Quebrada Fernandez is an ideal place to take a bath surrounded by the rocks and the sun, in company of different birds that inhabit in this natural paradise. This beautiful environment evokes a calm sensation; peaceful times that you will never forget.

This is one of the nearest-to-town Mancora exotic places.

Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes

The fresh water of the Tumbes River converges in the Pacific Ocean and form mangroves, place that concentrates a great variety of flora and fauna species, even species that only exist in this part of the world. Santuario Nacional Manglares de Tumbes is also a place to rest for many migratory birds. Especially, it is the refuge of Cocodrilo de Tumbes (Tumbes Crocodile- Crocodryllus acutus) - specie in extinction danger - one of the most savage reptiles of the world, that use the technique to strike to its prey with the tail - directing it toward the water - to become its hunting easier.

Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape

Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape, Coto de Caza el Angolo and The Reserved Zone of Tumbes are part of the Biosphere Reservation of the Northwest Peru. Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape is a dry forest where live many protected species:

• Cóndor Andino (andean condor - Vultur gryphus) the largest flying bird of the world, with special wings to plane since the highest peaks of Peruvian Andeans until resting in Mancora.
• Cóndor Real o de la Selva (Jungle condor - Sarcoramphus papa)
• Tigrillo (Felis pardalis) a territorial night hunter with gray or yellow coat, black stripes and spots, with special skills to climb and swim (an endangered specie in many countries)
• Venado Gris (Odocoileus virginianus) with great muzzle and large ears, have brown brilliant color, grayish or brown coffee, white and its antlers - up of the ears - give information as their age and strength; the reddish Venado Rojo (red deer - Mazama americana) besides brown head and neck, has round small ears.

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Also, there are little animals as the spongy and smooth diurnal specie Ardilla Nuca Blanca (Sciurus stramineus) and its characteristic white stripe in the neck, have long tail and flexible ankles that give balance; the Iguana; the Pájaro Carpintero (woodpecker) and its special nest, the Loro Cabeza Roja (Aratinga erythrogeny) animal with less possibilities of extinction that lights up its face with an intense red color and seems to be wearing a brilliant green suit with a red hotline in the wings - uses its beak to move between the branches and its tongue is so strong that can break almonds seeds, fruits of carob tree and others. Many Algarrobos (Prosopis pallida), Hualtacos (Loxopterygium huasango) and Charanes (Caesalpinia glabrata) grow here.

Coto de Caza El Angolo

In Coto de Caza El Angolo inhabit many species like the Venado de Cola Blanca (Odocoileus virginianus), the Puma (Felis concolor), the Gato Silvestre (Oncifelis colocolo), the Sajino (Tayassu tajacu) and the Oso Hormiguero (Anteater). About birds, there live the Condor, the Buitre Real (King vulture), the Gavilán (Hawk), the Cernícalo (Kestrel) and the Perdiz serrana (Mountain partridge - Nothoprocta pentlandii). With great presence of Faiques, Algarrobos, Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), Almendro (Geoffroea striata) and Ceibo (Bombax sp).

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