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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 2014
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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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Interesting walk. We started at the east end and walked into San Jose del Cabo. Saw many of the posted birds. What a great way to spend the day.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Holiday Inn, which is right next to the estuary. The path through the estuary will lead you straight to town from the hotel. There was beautiful scenery and it was really a lovely walk. We saw birds, fish, lizards and even a turtle sunning himself :)

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn next to the San Jose Estuary in San Jose Del Cabo and enjoyed the estuary walk.The birding and photography were highlights of our trip.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

you can almost touch the birds, they are so used to the photos so you'll think that they are posing,the palms and the trees are so refreshing that you will want to remain to living there

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Vancouver, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you like to short hikes, The Estuary is a must see place when in SJD. It is a nice slice of nature to see and experience right in the downtown area of San Jose del Cabo. If your staying on hotel row, go to end of the road where Holiday Inn is and enter the Estuary either from the... More

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This place is great to for a good walk. It's a one and half mile walk and you'll see all kinds of birds and lizards along the trail. Do the walk early morning and you'll be ready to start your day on the beach.

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went in late June evening kayak and the mosquitoes were heavy. Came prepared so it wasn't too bad with repellent. Shore birds, a heron, owls. Lots of song birds and finches. Unfortunately too late in the season for migratory birds but the area is well kept and well marked and we enjoyed our evening kayak on the estuary

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Maybe we walked the wrong way but we hardly saw any birds and when we stopped one of the local men, he said most of the birds have left this area.

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Gilroy, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Not sure if we didn't see many birds because it was super hot in July, maybe there are more in the winter? Or maybe we didn't wake up early enough, we went at about 8:30AM. Or possibly because we are not good birders. We didn't see nearly the number that Kelpie saw. Wish we did - that would have been... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Quiet, found an ice cream guy, lots of fish and birds to see. Lots of locals are along the path, everyone keeps to themselves. Very safe.

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