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. Put San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary into our San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you visit San José, make sure you take time to visit the estuary. It is magnificent. Park by the Holiday Inn and go to the beach. Take a walk between the estuary and the ocean. It is one of the mos...  more »
  • This very beautiful place, this something hidden and that this very well so is follow maintained like this. A very pure contact with nature, walking and makes an excellent exercise. Resting, turtles are different birds, fish jumping on the surface. Very beautiful and Nice.
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  • No real walking paths or viewing platforms. Compared to others visited this one definitely ranks 1 out of 5. It could be real good if it was cleaned up but it doesn't look like that will happen.  more »
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