|• Mayor||José Alexander Ramirez Granda |
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (PET)|
The Pan-American Highway serves as Máncora's main street. The area is known for its turquoise beaches and good waves, making it a surfing destination. The beach town has over 30 different beach resorts that receive tourists from all over South America. In 2005, 340,000 tourists visited Mancora.
Máncora has a warm climate with an average of 29 °C. The hot months, which are from December to May, are characterized by light rains at night and a temperature that can easily reach 35 °C. With the occurrence of El Niño phenomenon , it can go up to 40 °C. In the rest of the year, the daytime temperature rarely drops below 25 or 26 °C, although in winters; from June to September, the nights are cool, windy and the minimum temperature drops to 19 °C. Spring (October and November) and autumn (May and June) maintain temperatures ranging between 20 °C and 30 °C respectively.
The sea temperature in Piura and Tumbes varies. The temperature ranges from 24 °C to 26 °C during the summer months (from December to May) and the rest of the year between 21 °C to 23 °C; something that differentiates it from the rest of Peruvian beaches further south of these regions, since these rarely rise above 22 °C, even in summer. This is due to the significant influence of the Humboldt current.
Máncora's bay attracts surfers and kite surfers.
In health, it has a health center at Minsa and the Consultorio Médico Flores, Avenida Grau 184, 999455314, which has been operating since January 1990 and is a graduate of the UNMSM in Lima.
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