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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

Address: Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.

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Aptos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

They've done a nice job of cleaning up this birder's gem which is teaming with fish and other wildlife. It's easy to get to from the historic district and provides an interesting path to the beach

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Brugge
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Especially when it's calm, because on the weekends lots of locals and their families spend the day at the estuary. I think early mornings or late afternoons are best for seeing bird activities. Overall a nice and quiet place of nature, though not só exceptional. I'd reccomend bugspray or mosquito repellent if you go towards the evening.

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Cancun, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We walked along the beach over a small dune to see the beautiful estuary with so many birds. We didn't go through the front entrance, but still plenty to see.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm sure once it is cleaned up and restored it will be a nice place to relax away from the touristy crowds, but right now it is still in sad shape.

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Denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Estuary was hard hit by Hurricaine Odile, but there were workers working hard to clean it up! Fortunately, no one told the birds not to come! We strolled through the Estuary leisurely and saw many types of birds, ducks, hawks, herons, brown pelicans etc. It was a pleasant place to stroll and hike. We took bird pictures and can't... More 

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Concord, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

it is literally next door toThe Holiday Inn all-inclusive Resort, where we will conclude a week's stay tomorrow. Just got back from a nice stroll there. More than my old legs could handle in one visit. But a fine combination of beach and estuary environment. Walked around the beach and then Into the estuary. Sat down in a green metal... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Estuary is my favorite route to Town. it is serene,and there are always people taking pictures, the Birds are amazing! In variety, Chirps, Beauty. Unfortunately Hurricane Odile beat it up badly, but the Town Workers and been working very hard to remove the very many downed Palm Trees and to clean it up. Kudos to them, it is a... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a bit messy in places, just because, well, it's Mexico, but it's good birdwatching. There is a lot of damage to the access trail by the hotel. Not good for strollers or folks with limited mobility. I hope the city will fix it someday

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Cold Lake
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This must have been quite the estuary before the hurricane but we still enjoyed the walk. Nature is standing right next to you and really quite interesting to watch.

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Delta BC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The concrete walkway is damaged from the hurricane, but it is navigable. There are quite a few trees down. The wildlife is starting to re-appear. We saw egrets. We saw western sandpipers - they overwinter here.

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