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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 612 137 5353
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Lots of birds

You can tell it was really damaged in the Hurricane in 2016 but we did see lots of birds. We both... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
199judyd199
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Loveland, Colorado
So much storm damage but the birds survive.

Google maps is not the best guide to the bird sanctuary. Follow the beach along the hotel zone all... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Carles2
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Seattle, Washington
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A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“the holiday inn” (55 reviews)
“nice walk” (29 reviews)
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Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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+52 612 137 5353
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

You can tell it was really damaged in the Hurricane in 2016 but we did see lots of birds. We both we happy we made to trip. Some trash but was more focused on all the water birds. We could hear lots more but couldn't...More

1  Thank 199judyd199
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Google maps is not the best guide to the bird sanctuary. Follow the beach along the hotel zone all the way to the last hotel. After the Holiday Inn, turn inland and you will see a public access path to the estuary. Go early in...More

1  Thank Carles2
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Used the local map. Got as far as the Holiday Inn and found a very wet dirt trail used by horses. Then backtracked and walked north along the highway. Was unable to find the other entrance. No visable signs.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We walked through the bird sanctuary today and loved seeing all the birds in the relative peace of this sanctuary. It was just so sad to see the birds wading through plastic bottles and rubbish particularly as we got closer to the Holiday Inn complex....More

2  Thank hilary-london
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

You had to watch your step in spots, uneven ground and horse droppings, but seeing the birds in their natural setting was awesome!

1  Thank Padlocke
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Great birds to see but unfortunately on blue footed booby. Still needs some work to be done since the weather destroyed parts of it.

Thank Elizabeth A
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

From reading I was confused about how to reach the estuary. We headed south on the main street from the historic district until just before the Holiday Inn. Across from the HI is a horse riding establishment. Just east of that is a labeled entrance...More

4  Thank KayakBob
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Damage from the recent tropical storm is quite extensive, however there are work crews rebuilding the walkways and clearing the many downed trees. No doubt the area will recover quickly and despite the damage we saw many different bird varieties, turtles and the shallow waters...More

3  Thank BigRivers
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We walked here from our resort in San Jose del Cabo. It was worth the walk to see all of the birds including vultures, storks, cranes and many other water birds.

1  Thank happycamperSt_Albert
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

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.

3  Thank BJSchmonsees
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signab372
9 April 2018|
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is clearly marked as no boats of any kind allowed.
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kallika412
15 December 2017|
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Response from Shirley M | Reviewed this property |
As you pass the shops on your left of the little strip mall, all the big hotels are on your right. Cabo Azul, the Mayan is the last one you pass before the roundabout. Go straight, no turns at the roundabout. The road does... More
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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
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