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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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Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon walking through the estuary in San Jose del Cabo. Don't let anyone tell you that there are not many birds to see because the place is alive with wildlife. We saw osprey, blue wing teals, cinnamon teals, coots, moorhens, lizards,...More

1  Thank IndySig
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were walking along the beach and then found this wonderful wetland area. There are a few tall bird blinds that give a good view into the wetland. We saw many species here--osprey and frigate birds were my favs, but there were several ducks and...More

1  Thank Simone M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Unfortunately, at 7am one morning, all we could see were pods of ducks and a few ahingas. Maybe another day it would have been better.

1  Thank Gourmand2
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place for birding or just walking in the peace and quiet. Not a manicured park but a little bit of nature close to the resort strip. During our week we must have visited in on at least four occasions. Well worth a...More

1  Thank WaltonSmiffs
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was an unexpected surprise, to see this Bird Sanctuary. It was directly beside our hotel so it made for a nice walk, Large area of lush green plants and fresh water in the middle of a huge white sandy beach and next to the...More

Thank mayersm2016
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great bird watching area. I recommend that the Holiday Inn and the "over-seers" of the Estuary get toghter and repair the trail on the west sdie of the estuary. It was a great way to walk into town. Its been two years.

Thank EVL2
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I was staying at the Holiday Inn which is adjacent, so every morning I walked throught it and was able to see the wildlife. The holiday inn also has a free bicycle tour that goes through it. The highlight, was that I saw a park...More

1  Thank ORD-TGU
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The estuary hasn't fully recovered from the hurricane in 2015 and some paths are still underwater, but this is still a wonderful place to go for a lovely walk, and, if you go in the early morning, you will see lots of wonderful birds. You...More

Thank mustang beau
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The entrance behind the Holiday Inn is closed and apparently has been for some time. The trail near the riding stable is not accessible because of the water level. You can see only a few birds from the remaining path.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

What a wonderful, beautiful place. So looking forward to coming back and doing a longer hike in April. While the hurricane damage is somewhat evident it really doesn't diminish what you can see or where you can hike. A jewel not to be missed!

Thank lorithehappycamper
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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
Krista L
2 January 2017|
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Response from stefanofro | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has been redone, it is now a nice path...
9 June 2016|
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Response from Stephiepu | Reviewed this property |
I don't know....I don't recommend that type of footwear anywhere except for a public bathroom!