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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Used the local map. Got as far as the Holiday Inn and found a very wet dirt trail used by horses... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jerry W
Plastic and rubbish

We walked through the bird sanctuary today and loved seeing all the birds in the relative peace of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
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“nice walk” (27 reviews)
Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Used the local map. Got as far as the Holiday Inn and found a very wet dirt trail used by horses. Then backtracked and walked north along the highway. Was unable to find the other entrance. No visable signs.

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked through the bird sanctuary today and loved seeing all the birds in the relative peace of this sanctuary. It was just so sad to see the birds wading through plastic bottles and rubbish particularly as we got closer to the Holiday Inn complex....More

Thank hilary-london
Reviewed 1 week ago

You had to watch your step in spots, uneven ground and horse droppings, but seeing the birds in their natural setting was awesome!

1  Thank Padlocke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great birds to see but unfortunately on blue footed booby. Still needs some work to be done since the weather destroyed parts of it.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From reading I was confused about how to reach the estuary. We headed south on the main street from the historic district until just before the Holiday Inn. Across from the HI is a horse riding establishment. Just east of that is a labeled entrance...More

1  Thank KayakBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Damage from the recent tropical storm is quite extensive, however there are work crews rebuilding the walkways and clearing the many downed trees. No doubt the area will recover quickly and despite the damage we saw many different bird varieties, turtles and the shallow waters...More

1  Thank BigRivers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here from our resort in San Jose del Cabo. It was worth the walk to see all of the birds including vultures, storks, cranes and many other water birds.

1  Thank happycamperSt_Albert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there twice to bird watch and saw 59 species. You can walk in the estuary on some damaged paths as well as on the beach.

2  Thank BJSchmonsees
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were first times to Los Cabos, me the avid birder and her the beginner. Fantastic place for both of us. Saw and identified about 40 species during three trips there, including Belding's Yellowthroat, a Baja endemic, plus a surprising Purple Finch. Tons of herons...More

4  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Yes there has been a lot of damage but the birds are still around. You can view the estuary by the H.I. at the end of the road or you can take the first driveway off the road into the old town (coming from hotel...More

2  Thank RTravelExperiences
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15 December 2017|
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Response from Shirley M | Reviewed this property |
As you pass the shops on your left of the little strip mall, all the big hotels are on your right. Cabo Azul, the Mayan is the last one you pass before the roundabout. Go straight, no turns at the roundabout. The road does... More
Sarah S
4 March 2017|
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Response from boatmisser | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your definition of an easy walk. The estuary can be toured from the south-end Holiday Inn side or the north-end San Jose side, but the connection between these two ends is flooded, requiring a long detour between... More
Krista L
2 January 2017|
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Response from NWwatraveller | Reviewed this property |
We went to the Estuary in October for the first time. The path looked fairly new and definitely walkable. I'm not sure if it was redone, but we walked from San Jose to the Estuary and back. It was nice.