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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
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Bozeman, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It is a pleasure to report on a birding tour of the estuary at San Jose del Cabo in the expert hands of Maria Elena Muriel. She is a professional guide not only in the birding field, but with knowledge of the history and culture of Baja, Mexico. If you are going to San Jose del Cabo do not miss... More

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Custer City, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The solitude of the envionment and the remarkable landscaping of over 15,000 cactuses was incredible. For the small entrance fee, it is well worth a visit - the walking tour is self guided and very beautiful. Stop by the Container afterwards for lunch or a beverage.

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The sancturay was a great walk, not to long and gives you a chance to see the lush foliage, interesting birds.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely way to walk in and out of town. It is very peaceful with lots of bird calls and the wind swishing in the bamboo and palm trees. It is also nice to walk along the beach side of the lagoon. Sit a few minutes on the sandbar and you will see little pinky orange crabs pop... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

My husband and I walk the estuary path in the mornings. It is a easy peaceful walk. Volunteers have cleaned the estuary and birds have started to return .Walk to Old Town for a coffee or out to the beach from the estuary path.

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newton, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This estuary is next to the Holiday Inn and is well worth the trip. there are plenty of birds to find and the trails are perfect to see them.

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North Saanich, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We would walk to town through the estuary full of birds and paths. Lovely and quiet. It is right on the edge of the beach and makes for a beautiful beach walk because there are no buildings at all.

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice quiet walk into the old town. A variety of different birds to see, and benches to sit on if you need to rest a bit and watch the activity on the estuary.

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A bird-watchers paradise! We discovered that the Estuary path takes you right into San Jose and it is really a beautiful walk!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Rio San Jose is the largest source of freshwater in Southern Baja originates about 40 miles from San Jose in the Sierra de la Laguna. At the mouth of the river a sand bar encloses a lagoon surrounded by tall palms and marsh grasses. There are more than 200 species of birds in the sanctuary. The recent development of... More

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