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Address: Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Description: 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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Hurricane damage but still worth a look.

The estuary was notably changed after the hurricane. The walkway was washed away in several areas. Fewer birds were noted on our last visit. Small fish were still plentiful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The estuary was notably changed after the hurricane. The walkway was washed away in several areas. Fewer birds were noted on our last visit. Small fish were still plentiful and we saw several large (10 to 16 pound) turtles basking on logs. Early morning is the best time for bird watching. Don't be shock if a cow is standing on... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

lots of bird and wild life if you walk along the beach. you see fish surfacing to feed. nice and quiet and tranquil

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Missoula
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The estuary was significantly changed from our 4/2013 visit. There were fewer birds and the estuary had obviously been flooded with sea water from the hurricane. We could no longer walk through on the pathways.

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Chatham NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

it's a little messed up after the hurricane, but it was nice to walk around this place full of fresh water, palm trees and sea birds, so near the beach. The pathways are still torn up. We would never have even found the entrance without persistence. But don't give up - it's a nice walk.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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25 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Yes, there is visible hurricane damage. But at its best, this would not be a big deal. Compared to the devastation of the hotels screwing up the beach with drunken tourists throwing footballs, this is a definite highlight of a visit to Los Cabos.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Estuary and Bird Sanctuary was right beside our hotel so we decided to take a walk through it. Unfortunately, it has suffered severe damage from the hurricane last fall. Most of the paths are gone, there is a lot of standing water, debris and downed palm trees. Not sure how they will prioritize the restoration of this nature park... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took a nice walk through the area and enjoyed the scenery. It was unfortunate to see all of the wreckage from the hurricane that remained. We could only imagine how beautiful it was before the hurricane. It is still work the walk

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Suburban Chicago
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were at s nearby hotel for one night and stumbled upon this area as the result of a person on the beach who saw us looking for birds. Only a short walk from our hotel (the Barceló), it provided a great opportunity for viewing birds and to escape the hotel/beach crowd. Numerous gulls, ducks and wading birds were seen... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

this place was devastated during the hurricane but is slowly coming back. despite loosing about 3/4's of it's trees, it's still a beautiful place to walk through

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Greensboro, NC
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We found several herons and egrets here as well as numerous water fowl and waders. An osprey seems to be at home here. You can find the endemic Belding's yellowthroat here near the sewer treatment plant. There are many people around and it is patrolled by police. I did not have any safety concerns. There are not a large number... More 

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