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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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Walk the estuary

Interesting option to the usual beach action. Quiet and worth the time to walk and get a flavor for the seasonal birds

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
margay
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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came in to the Estuary from the Holiday Inn Resort side, signage was minimal and a small walkway of cut palm trunks and dirt was it. Therefore from this direction it is not advised for the mobility impaired. We walked towards the beach and the arrived at the lookout, it is really sort of scary as the steps are... More 

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New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting option to the usual beach action. Quiet and worth the time to walk and get a flavor for the seasonal birds

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Thank margay
big bear
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing birds and palm trees and are. Don't judge this place harshly....it was put thru the ringer with the hurricane! Just take this place in...it's an oasis in the middle of the Baja desert. Mexicans are very proud of this area and they are repairing it as quickly as their infrastructure allows!

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Winnipeg
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105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unfortunately like many other things around San Jose del Cabo, the bird sanctuary and estuary were damaged by Hurricane Odile in September of 2014. We walked through in January of 2016 to find fewer bird species than before present but it's still worth the walk. They are working on it as we speak and hopefully most of the birds will... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see whether you walk on foot or ride. However, I recommend taking the horse ride on the beach to see this.

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Thank Gio2020
Kelowna, Canada
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sanctuary seemed in disrepair still from the hurricane as some of the walkway and grass huts were under water.

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Thank Marek B
Camrose, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a handful of birds swimming. Yeah. Great walk, few birds. We were there January 10th. They have a bench that faces a bunch of reeds which we thought was unusual. I wonder if we went at a different time of year we would actually see birds?

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Thank 30Maryann
Shelton, Washington
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the sanctuary during our last trip and was amazed the devastation that happened during the hurricane but the resiliency of the animal life of the sanctuary.

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Thank 443morris
Rimbey, Canada
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95 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great attraction for bird lovers. We saw numerous beautiful birds. Bird watching early in the morning, or in the evening provides the most spectacular photos.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered along the beach end of the Estuary as the original boardwalks have been flooded and washed away which limited our access to the edges. It was beautiful, peaceful and full of birds.

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