Getting there & away
Many bus offices are in the center, though most southbound trips originate in Tumbes. Combis leave for Tumbes (US$1.80, two hours) regularly; they drive along the main drag until full. Bus-camas from Máncora go direct to Lima (14 hours); other services can drop you in intermediate cities on the way to Lima (16 hours). Regular minibuses run between Máncora and Punta Sal (30 minutes).
Cruz del Sur (25 8232; Grau 208) Has a bus-cama service to Lima at 4:30pm (US$39 to US$48).
Eppo (25 8027; Grau 470) Fast and regular hourly buses to Talara (US$1.50, 1½ hours), Sullana (US$3, 2½ hours) and Piura (US$3.60, 3½ hours) between 4am and 7pm.
Tepsa (25 8043; Grau 113) Lima bus (US$28.50) at 4pm.