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Address: Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month...

A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.

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San Jose del Cabo Tour: City Sightseeing, Market and Estuary
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An Oasis

We have visited the sanctuary on three separate occasions over the years. The walking path at the entrance is now covered in water and the restroom is closed. There is now a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kim m

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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. Approach from downwind when your shadow is behind you!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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 Holiday Inn. So it's best at that point to go out to the street, go down the sidewalk, then turn left... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful wetland full of many different species of birds! It begins right next to the Holiday Inn and travels north well passed the airport.

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Thank PlexusDan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In order to do the whole Estuary (or Esturo) you enter the lower half by the ocean through the parking lot of the hotel. The upper portion you enter from the street on the west or the bridge on the north. It is quiet and a wonderful and safe place to walk. I saw so many birds, and took so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the sanctuary on three separate occasions over the years. The walking path at the entrance is now covered in water and the restroom is closed. There is now a small canteen by the parking that may have a washroom, although we didn't check. Access to the sanctuary is better from the west side, turn right off the... More 

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cabo safety
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This use to be one of my favorite places to visit while on vacation. But after the hurricane O'Dell three years ago, it pretty much wiped out the place. There are no longer any walk ways as before where you could see al kinds of wildlife. I will not visit there again until it has been repaired. Quite disappointed this... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved seeing the birds and the beautiful plants. The short walk was a bit disappointing as my friend had told me we could walk on the grounds - too much hurricane damage - what can you do? Still a beautiful and peaceful area with a walk that continues down to the ocean with a lookout structure for great views.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sanctuary is within walking distance from anywhere in San Jose del Cabo. It is a beautiful oasis. We saw lots of birds and quite a few that we had never seen before. Mostly water birds, but also other birds, e.g. woodpeckers. As with all bird watching, best to go in the morning or late afternoon. A very special place!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance is located at end of Holiday Inn away from the resorts. There is no sign for it. There is no cost. This is a nature preserve of over 300 acres. When you need a break from all the resorts and tourist activity, this is a wonderful place for a break. SPRAY YOURSELF WITH BUG SPRAY BEFORE YOU GO! I... More 

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Langley, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any time if the day you can walk through the estuary and be surrounded by birds of such a variety. So close to town it's a great walk and cool in the heat of the day

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