Published: July 17th 2010June 28th 2010
Victoria´s family at the harbour
Peurto Pizarro is a both a fishing and tourist town located at the mouth of the Tumbes river.
Attractions include a restaraunt on the beach, bird island and a large expanse of tidal mangrove forest.
Victoria´s family and I took a trip to Peurto Pizarro, a small town at the mouth of the Tumbes river.
This is apparently the spot that the spanish conqueror Pizarro landed on his way to kick Inca butt.
We organised a tour boat once we got there and had a look at bird island and the crocodile farm in the mangrove forest.
Bird island is a mangrove island with an absolute cloud of frigate birds on and around it.
This species of bird is endemic all around the world and has a very distinctive and aerodynamic shape.
The crocodile farm is a breeding and protection program for endangered american crocodiles. A little wimpy by australian saltwater croc standards, but interesting anyway.
Near the dock there is a whole pile of little stalls selling primarily shell related jewelry and mantle piece fodder. Some of it was very pretty, and of course, quite a bit of it was just a bit on the tacky side.
But then tourist fodder supposed to be tacky isn´t it?
After the tour we ate at a dockside restaurant, but the only photo is of the crabs next door :)
There are more photos below