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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Chatham NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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Chicago Burbs
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As mentioned in another review, it parallels the main road to San Jose and is just off the hotel zone, but it's very quiet and tranquil for a peaceful walk. Enter at the end of the road across from the Holiday Inn and past the horseback riding business. The estuary is right there and while the concrete pathway has suffered,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited the estuary in Feb 2014 and March 2015. It's a beautiful natural resource. Unfortunately, the hurricane destroyed some of the walking paths and many trees. When we were there in mid-March 2015, there were several workers (volunteers?) fixing up the area. It's definitely worth the visit to see the many beautiful birds.

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Cusco, Peru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Parallel to the main road from the hotel zone to the city, this place (even after being devastated by October's hurricane) is quite enchanting - huge palm trees, singing (and other) birds, lush vegetation. Good place to relax and meditate.

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