There is no better way to appreciate the northern region of Peru than to experience it’s most unique treasure: the National Mangrove Sanctuary of Tumbes.
Mangroves are “miracle plants” that can turn high volumes of salt water into fresh water, which they store in their roots. They provide for a large variety of species that includes crabs, birds, and foxes. It is also an extremely rare ecosystem that is found in only a handful of places throughout the world.
Like many of Peru’s natural areas, the mangroves are under threat from a changing climate and human activity. Ecotourism is a way to create value for these fragile and unique areas and thereby prevent their destruction.
The National Mangrove Sanctuary of Tumbes is a one of a kind experience in the Andean country.
Cover photo: Mike Dreckschmidt