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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  • 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 whe...  more »
  • This fresh water lagoon (not really an estuary because it does not flow into the sea) is fascinating. Lots of wading shore birds, frogs, fish, and other critters you are more likely to hear than see. ...  more »
  • The best way to get in here is from next to the causeway by the traffic circle in town. The concrete walkway goes along for a while and then ends abruptly where it used to continue down toward the Hol...  more »