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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 612 137 5353
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Beautiful spot must visit

If you visit San José, make sure you take time to visit the estuary. It is magnificent. Park by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hpeters100
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Aspen, Colorado
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Not worth visit.

No real walking paths or viewing platforms. Compared to others visited this one definitely ranks 1... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
CountryRoadz
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Canada
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A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“the holiday inn” (55 reviews)
“nice walk” (29 reviews)
LOCATION
Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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+52 612 137 5353
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"nice walk"
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"san jose"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit San José, make sure you take time to visit the estuary. It is magnificent. Park by the Holiday Inn and go to the beach. Take a walk between the estuary and the ocean. It is one of the most beautiful spots. Make...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

No real walking paths or viewing platforms. Compared to others visited this one definitely ranks 1 out of 5. It could be real good if it was cleaned up but it doesn't look like that will happen.

2  Thank CountryRoadz
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Stay right next door at the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort. Asked for a quiet room, and mine overlooked the estuary from a distance. Each morning for a week I met the sun while in the reserve. I understand the infrastructure was damaged a few years...More

1  Thank Quist17
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The estuary area is a great spot to view birds and turtles. Easy to get to (right at the end of the main street in SJD) across from the Holiday Inn. Storms have messed things up a bit, no question, but that's what hurricanes tend...More

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

There is so much wild life that I saw by randomly walking around this place. Exotic birds 🦅 , turtles 🐢 , venomous snakes 🐍( had to run) and lizzards. It definately beats visiting any Zoo.

Thank SuperTravller
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had visited the San Jose Estuary in 2014 and were sadly disappointed to see that Hurricane Odile apparently completely destroyed it and nothing has been done to repair the walkways, etc. This area either needs to be repaired or removed from the features listed...More

2  Thank Kathryn R
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

walked around and saw some kind of ducks/white crain lots of down palm tress from the last hurriccan

Thank _ppr1959
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

great walk at the beach to this Estuary = peaceful to chill and watch the birds... and the beach other side

1  Thank Sobia2013
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

When I wAS IN SAN JOSE 5 Years ago this place was gorgeous. But 4 years ago when mother nature went nasty with the hurriccan it was totally distroyed . I was just there in February it was so sad to see

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We tried to see some of the shore birds but had a bit of trouble finding the Estuary. (We walked from town towards the Cabo hotels) There is a way to access it from the street but it's not marked or obvious or you can...More

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signab372
9 April 2018|
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is clearly marked as no boats of any kind allowed.
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kallika412
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
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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
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