San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary, San Jose del Cabo
(3.4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I walked both along the beach across the estuary and the trail bordering the Holiday Inn property. There's a bird watching tower by the beach a lagoon by the trail where the birds swim up a bit closer...  more »
  • It's quiet here and there's lots of birds. Beautiful scenery. So if you like that kind of thing, it's certainly an easy walk from downtown San Jose del Cabo 
  • Wander over here if you're looking for some of the bird life. The estuary was teeming with wildlife and this is an excellent place for birdwatchers.