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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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284 reviews 284 reviews
8 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We saw many beautiful birds, fish and fauna during our 1 hour walk along the estuary. The whole area was very calm and peaceful with only the sounds of birds chirping and families enjoying their time together. This is a great place to walk, run, bike or bring the baby stroller and just relax. The paths are very clear and... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From moorhens, coots, yellow-crowned and great blue herons, hooded orioles, common yellow-throats, cactus wrens, flickers, ospreys to tiny verdins and most precious, the little endangered Least Terns at the mouth of the estuary. The Least terns need a bit more protection from dogs without leashes (why dog owners?!?), but at least there are no cars. There were about 50 of... More

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Osoyoos
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the walk is wonderful. Many different birds to see as well as other animals as well. well worth the walk. we stayed at the Holiday Inn and walked into San Jose Del Cabo via the Estuary.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a sweet little walk with calm waters, a variety of water birds, turtles, and fishies. Great for running or cycling as well. A brisk walk around the circle takes about an hour. Enter across the street from El Presidente by Holiday Inn on the beach in San Jose del Cabo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The estuary is a short walk from the hotel and bumps up against the sea of Cortez , when you walk along you can end up in the town. I captured some great photos of the birds , it can be dirty in places .

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Buckingham, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a wonderful way to start your morning if you are on a different time zone, like we were, and are getting up much earlier than the local time. Go early, lots of wildlife to see. Very peaceful

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Why do I love this place? Besides how lush it is, there are amazing birds everywhere, pelicans sitting beside the trail...and cows randomly dispersed through the area, mooing at you, cheering you on in your battle stay cool. It is so calm here. It's very different than the rest of Los Cabos and a welcome change from tourists.

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