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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  • This Sanctuary was just down the road from our lodging and we were glad we visited. I imagine it is very busy depending on the season...enjoyable. 
  • We went to the sanctuary because we were staying at the Holiday Inn right next to it ( A GREAT RESORT). We had hoped for more access to the grounds but because of the hurricane the trail was very smal...  more »
  • We stumbled across this newly upgraded nature reserve. We saw many species of local birds. It was peaceful, though the trail was somewhat akin to an Indiana Jones adventure. We were pleasantly surpris...  more »