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Tumbes to mancora Bus
The route from Tumbes to Máncora beach-city is at a distance of 66 mi (106 km) and it takes about 2 hours of travel on the highway. Oltursa is one of the most important transportation companies that covers this route, providing bus tickets from s/. 35 to s/. 60. The buses leave in the schedule from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from the terminal closest to the central area of Tumbes. In Máncora, the buses will arrive to the terminal of Av. Piura, in the center of the city. The weather in Máncora is considered warm and tropical, with maximum temperatures of 97 °F (36 °C) in the warmest summers and minimum of 62 °F (17 °C) the coldest nights.
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The history of the first inhabitants of Tumbes dates back to the pre-Incan period and it’s linked to the Tumpis culture, a noted ethnic group of navigators, who reached to be considered the best of the Peruvian North coast. They were also expert sculptors using as main material different mollusk shells species of the region.During the incan period, Tumbes was subdued to the power of the inca Pachacútec, and was transformed into an important administrative center of the incan culture. But it was during the peak of the inca Huayna Cápac control that Tumbes had an strategic relevance, building temples, roads and homes.With the Spanish arrival in 1532, the incan culture and the West culture met in Tumbes territory. Then the Spanish knew for the first time the strength and vitality of the indigenous warriors; some fighted for the possession, while others resisted invasion at the named Combate de los Manglares (Manglares combat). Later, during the Independence war, Tumbes would be the first city to achieve its independence in January the 7th 1821.At the armed conflict of 1941 against the neighbour country Ecuador, the people from Tumbes had an essential role, collaborating actively in the patriotic fight for defending the peruvian sovereignty. It was in 1942 that Tumbes raised as Department category, as recognition to its unconditional support, effort and sacrifice for achieving the victory of the Peruvian nation.
It's been many centuries since the Tallanes were the first inhabitants of Máncora. Nowadays, 105 years after its official foundation, Máncora, which took its name from a large property close to the Chira river, has been transformed in a beach-city with nearly 10000 residents. Máncora is a tourist reference worldwide, famous for the beaches of indomitable waves, its flourishing tourism development and its incomparable landscapes.