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Coordinates: 3°40′21.6″S 80°39′12.8″W / 3.672667°S 80.653556°W / -3.672667; -80.653556 Zorritos is a town in the Tumbes Region, in northwestern Peru. It has a population of 6,605 (1999) and is the capital of the Contralmirante Villar Province. It is also the main settlement in the Zorritos District.

Located 28 km south of Tumbes (the regional capital), Zorritos used to be a favourite beach resort for the Tumbes aristocracy, thanks to the petroleum-related activities in the area.

Many beaches are located in the area, where metal leftovers of the old marine perforation platforms can still be seen. Today, these beaches are frequented by the tumbesino youth. The city has several small hotels and seafood restaurants. Zorritos is close to the Cerros de Amotape National Park and to the Hervideros hot springs.[1]


  1. ^ López Mazzotti, Daniel. A MOCHILA EN PERU. 168pp. Lima 1997. Consulted October 19, 2009.