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 an OK walking path from Historic Downtown to the Hotel Area (Beach) an assortment of birds will be seen here, flying or swimming catching a fish or a bug... yeah bugs, be ready for those little ...  more »
  • We were walking from our hotel to downtown and got to see a forest fire up close. The bird sanctuary had caught on fire from someone's cooking fire. Burned for many hours and all of Cabo had black soo...  more »
  • The "Estuary" was right outside our balcony!! Woke up to all kinds of birds chirping!! It was great!!  more »