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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Fantastic bird watching spot!

We went there twice to bird watch and saw 59 species. You can walk in the estuary on some damaged... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bumpass, Virginia
Best single birding spot in Los Cabos

We were first times to Los Cabos, me the avid birder and her the beginner. Fantastic place for both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff B
New Haven, Connecticut
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A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
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  • Average16%
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“the holiday inn” (50 reviews)
“nice walk” (27 reviews)
Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there twice to bird watch and saw 59 species. You can walk in the estuary on some damaged paths as well as on the beach.

1  Thank BJSchmonsees
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were first times to Los Cabos, me the avid birder and her the beginner. Fantastic place for both of us. Saw and identified about 40 species during three trips there, including Belding's Yellowthroat, a Baja endemic, plus a surprising Purple Finch. Tons of herons...More

3  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes there has been a lot of damage but the birds are still around. You can view the estuary by the H.I. at the end of the road or you can take the first driveway off the road into the old town (coming from hotel...More

1  Thank RTravelExperiences
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hike the estuary every visit to San Jose Del Cabo. It was almost fully restored in 2016 then this last hurricane has damaged it immensely. The bird blind is washed away as well as many of the paved walk ways. It is a 5...More

2  Thank M O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sanctuary was badly damaged by storms a couple years ago so many walk ways were washed away but there is still look out tower and limited paths were you can see some wildlife

Thank Mary Ellen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area was beautiful, and we saw a lot of wildlife. (Herons, seabirds, turtles, etc.) You can explore the estuary area near the beach (one way to find the area is to to go to the hotel area beach, face the water, and walk left)....More

1  Thank Ariel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit while in San Jose del Cabo. Large seabirds within close viewing distance. The walkway through the estuary has been washed out by the recent tropical storm, but is in the process of being rebuilt. We viewed the estuary from the public...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to our hotel ( Holiday Inn ) ... and it was free ; we saw a lot of waterfowl species and more .

Thank AlainCossette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hurricane did do a lot of damage to the walking trails but if you head to the beach and check the estuary from there it is great. We sat for an hour and watched the osprey catch fish. Very exciting.

Thank rachel r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so we stayed at the Holiday Inn in San Jose del Cabo once again and we could see the Estuary from our room it was just as beautiful as the last time we visited and we can walk right off the property and be there...More

Thank mtkiki
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15 December 2017|
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Response from I13JAmarym | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot and you drive down an unpaved road to get there; but, that is about all I can tell you.
Sarah S
4 March 2017|
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Response from boatmisser | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your definition of an easy walk. The estuary can be toured from the south-end Holiday Inn side or the north-end San Jose side, but the connection between these two ends is flooded, requiring a long detour between... More
Krista L
2 January 2017|
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Response from stefanofro | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has been redone, it is now a nice path...