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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  • this is a fresh water bird sancuary that has a wide variaty of bird including Osprey's.Easily accessible by car or taxi from San Jose de Cabo  more »
  • Very beautiful place for a stroll, ride a bike even bird watching. It suffers from serious pollution, are not allowed to swim but can see, birds, fish, turtles and others.
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  • 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, b...  more »