Sea life watching
Peru's northern coast is very special because, at a spot near Tumbes, north of Piura, two major ocean currents converge: the cold Humboldt current from the south and the warm-water current from the North. This makes the Peruvian coast a prime habitat in which species from two diverse and very rich ecosystems live side by side.
In these waters, you can find tropical fish such as butterflyfish, Cortez angelfish, groupers, seahorses, Moray eels, octopuses, crustaceans and green turtles that can weigh over 220 pounds. Even mammals can be observed, such as sea lions and whales that are present from July to October.