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20 rooms
Standard Single: 8 rooms.
Executive Single: 8 rooms.
Executive Double: 1 room.
Standard Double: 1 room.
Standard Triple: 2 rooms.
With cable TV, air conditioning, wireless Internet, mini bar and a small library so that you can get to know Tumbes and its historic and natural attractions.

Garza Cangrejera (White Ibis) / Standard Single. This bird is found from the southern United States and Mexico to Peru, Brazil, the Guyanas, the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean and the Bahamas. It lives close to water, whether fresh, brackish or salty. It builds a platform-type nest from twigs. The female lays between two and four white or light cream coloured eggs. The eggs are incubated by both male and female and take 21 to 23 days to hatch.

Huaco Manglero (Yellow-crowned Night Heron) / Executive Single. The Yellow-crowned Night Heron lives in the mangrove swamps and coastal areas. It can be seen on open beaches, but also in fresh water marshes, swampy wooded areas and scrubland. It is principally nocturnal but sometimes searches for food among the mangrove roots during the daytime. To do so it walks along the shoreline and eats both aquatic and land animals. It mates for life and flies in circles to defend its territory.

Langostino (King Prawn) / Executive Single. The King Prawn is an aquatic decapod of the penaeidae family: it has a cephalothorax covered by a carapace finishing in a forward extension called the rostrum, which extends forward of the eyes, it has a pronounced 'keel' and is flattened side-to-side. The average length is 12,5 cm for males and 14 cm for females. The King Prawn is a greenish yellow colour with transverse brown rings on the abdomen. It lives on the Tumbes coast but is widely distributed around the world.

Osito de Mangle (Pygmy Anteater) / Standard Single. The Pygmy Anteater lives in tropical forests from southern Mexico to the Tumbes mangrove swamps in northern Peru. It lives high up in the trees, but below the canopy so that it cannot be seen by birds of prey. It only emerges at night and as it blends in with the forest floor it is rarely seen. It is also found among the mangrove trees, which provide excellent camouflage. It has poor eyesight but an excellent sense of smell and acute hearing.

Garza Azul (Little Blue Heron) / Standard Single. The habitat of the Little Blue Heron is the mangrove swamp, wetlands and subtropical marshes. Its range of distribution runs from the southern USA, Central America and South America as far as northern Peru. It nests in colonies, often with other herons, generally in the branches of trees or bushes. It lays 3 to 7 light blue eggs. It hunts its prey stealthily in shallow running water and eats fish, crustaceans, frogs, small rodents and insects.

Cangrejo Sinboca (Mouthless Crab) / Executive Double. The Mouthless Crab, Cardisoma crassum, is a decapod crustacean; adults measure 12 cm across and they are found in mangrove swamps and sand dunes from Mexico to Peru. This species accelerates the process decomposition of organic matter produced by the mangrove forest. The mouthless crab is now scarce and is caught throughout the year (adults and juveniles). The Estero La Chepa mangrove swamps are its last redoubt as its population has been decimated by the destruction of mangrove trees to make way for shrimp hatcheries and agriculture.

Cangrejo Rojo de Mangle (Mangrove Crab) / Standard Single. This crab is found in the Eastern Pacific from Isla Espíritu Santo in Baja California, Mexico to the mouth of the River Tumbes. It lives in the mud of mangrove swamps, lakes and other salt water habitats close to the mouths of rivers. The species exhibits external sexual dimorphism. These crabs reproduce by means of internal fertilisation; during mating the male transfers sperm to the female through its sexual organs. By law they cannot be caught from the 15th of January to the 28th of February and from the 15th of August to the 30th of September, when they breed.

Cocodrilo de Tumbes (American Crocodile) / Executive Single. The American Crocodile is found from the southern tip of Florida in the United States to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Tumbes is the furthest south that these crocodiles are found. They can grow to a length of 7 m. They are cold-blooded and need the warmth of the sun to maintain their body temperature. They spend the night in the water and bask in the sun on land during the day. They are stealthy and will not hesitate to attack if they feel threatened.

Gavilán de Mangle (Mangrove Black Hawk) / Executive Single. The Mangrove Black Hawk is a native American bird and can be found from Southern Mexico to northern Peru (Tumbes mangrove swamps). It is non-migratory and lives in the mangrove forests. It flies very close to the surface of the sea and nests on branches over the mangrove swamp. It feeds basically on crabs and fish.

Chiroca de Mangle (White-edged Oriole) / Standard Single. The White-edged Oriole is endemic to the mangrove swamp. Males have reddish lines on the chest and stomach. Females are also yellow-coloured but are not as brilliant as the males and lack the red stripes on the chest. They mate for life. The female builds her nest from bark and grass and lines it with leaves. Both male and female feed their offspring, which leave the nest 8 to 10 days after hatching.

Chilalo (Pacific Hornero) / Standard Triple. The Pacific Hornero is a member of the genus Furnarius of the Furnaridae family and is native to South America. These birds are reddish-coloured (the colour of brick) with short tails and regular sized beaks. They build nests of mud that resemble an old fashioned oven and the adults are frequently seen perched on top of their nests, they make a lot of noise whenever a possible predator approaches the nest. The Pacific Hornero is an emblematic bird of the Tumbes mangrove forest.

Tordo de Mangle (Shiny Cowbird) / Standard Triple. The Shiny Cowbird is native to Central and South America, although man-made changes to the environment have enabled it to spread to the United States and Canada. It eats insects, lizards, aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, grains, fruit and seeds. Males take no part in nest building or looking after their young and tend to avoid confrontation, while the females fight for nesting sites and steal construction materials from other nests.

Garza Tigre (Bare-throated Tiger Heron) / Standard Single. This bird has a greenish yellow face, its irises are orange and it can be distinguished from others of its genus by its white throat. Length: 80 cm, body weight 1,2 kg. It stands still for long periods of time at the edge of the water, with its neck stretched out, waiting for its prey, which can be: fish, frogs, crabs and insects. It can be seen in the El Bendito mangrove swamp and the Tumbes Mangrove Swamp Sanctuary..

Ave Fragata (Frigate Bird) / Executive Single. This bird lives on the Pacific coast of America from Mexico, Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands as far as northern Peru in colonies in forested areas. The adult male has black plumage and a grey beak. Its gular (throat) pouch is bright pink (red when inflated during the mating season). The mating season runs from September to October and the birds can be seen at Isla de los Pájaros in Puerto Pizarro and Las Torderas Island in the Tumbes Mangrove Sanctuary.

Pacaso (False Monitor) / Executive Single. American reptile. Pacasos can grow to a length of 1,8 m and possesses a line of spines running from its neck to its tail. They are vegetarians. The common iguana or green iguana reproduces by laying eggs. They reach sexual maturity after 16 months and are considered adult at 36 months, when they are 70 cm long. Their green skin enables them to blend perfectly into the vegetation of their habitat. One female can mate with up to three males.

Concha Pata de Burro (Mule's Hoof Cockle) / Standard Single.
The Mule's Hoof Cockle lives half buried in shallow, permanently moist sand / mud in areas apart from the mangrove trees.

 

Jaiba (Blue Crab) / Standard Single. Blue crabs are grey to greenish blue in colour. Only its legs are blue and those of the females have bright orangey red spots on them. They feed on bivalves, crustaceans, fish, worms, plants and almost anything else they can find, including dead fish and plants; their favourite food is small molluscs. When these are scarce they resort to cannibalism, eating the young crabs. Their principal predators are large fish, sharks, turtles and rays.

Concha Rayada (Semi-rough Venus) / Standard Double.
A bivalve mollusc that is very important to artisanal fishermen. It is eaten by the people of Tumbes and fishing and sales of these shellfish are important economic activities in the region. It lives in tidal zones half buried in permanently moist sand / mud in areas where the mangrove trees do not grow.
 

Concha Negra (Mangrove Cockle) / Executive Single. One of the emblematic species of the mangrove ecosystem, this cockle lives buried in the mud among the mangrove roots at depths of 10 to 30 cm. In Peru it is found only in the Tumbes Region, which is the only place where large mangrove swamps can be found. M.R. Nº 014-2006-PRODUCE ordered a close season for the extraction of mangrove cockles "Anadara tuberculosa" and huequera cockle "Anadara similis", from the 15th of February to the 31st of March each year..

Cangrejo Violinista / Fiddler Crab Executive singe. The Fiddler Crab belongs to the Ocypodidae family. It lives on tropical beaches where it builds a burrow in the tidal mud, from which it emerges to extract algae from the mud. Its name "fiddler" derives from the oversize claw developed by the males, which resembles a violin. This claw is used by the males to feed, defend its territory and attract females (it is the crab's principal sexual attraction).

 
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