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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  • It is a natural place almost within the urban area, there is nothing spectacular, only appreciated the place and nothing more.
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  • it is ok to visit for 20 minutes & walk the path. i personally didn't see very much wildlife, it had lots of bugs, & overgrown plants blocked views.  more »
  • The estuary was flooded at the south entrance to mid-point. I finally found an entrance point mid-way to the north entrance. Peaceful, quiet place to get away from traffic and construction noise. Nice...  more »

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