San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary, San Jose del Cabo

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Explore a tropical landscape and extensive marshlands at San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary, home to one of the region's largest bodies of fresh water. Long a source of drinking water for Spanish missionaries and the local population, the estuary became a protected area thanks to its riotous array of waterfowl and other birds. Pay a visit to the area and you can wander along the network of well-marked hiking paths that traverse the coast. Keep your eyes open for some of the 250 bird species that live and winter in the sanctuary, as well as plant species like fan palms and cattails. Keep in mind that there are few amenities, so bring food and water for longer treks. Use our San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary maker to visit San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary on your trip to San Jose del Cabo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Hurricane Odile in 2014 did some damage here. Many birds have not yet returned to the estuary. They will return, but it takes time. 
  • The estuary is a very unique eco treasure in San Jose and a world wet land designated site. Especially during the migration season this very special body of water hosts a myriad of birds, some of the ...  more »
  • ok it is by the sewer plant and i was downwind the day i went and even with my sensitive nose i was amazed at the mass of water foul. there is a walk thru the palms further down and there appears to b...  more »