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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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Monterrey, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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288 reviews 288 reviews
9 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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
100 helpful votes 100 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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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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