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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 612 137 5353
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the estuary is in bad shape. I wish they would repair the paths. Fortunately we got to see a turtle release.

1  Thank 0_Sully_0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My spouse and I spent 3-4 hours there and are going back tomorrow morning for more. The estuary connects to the ocean via a public beach and there is a lot to see. In the estuary, we saw wading birds, waterfowl, pelicans, raptors and much...More

2  Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sanctuary has a vast variety of unique birds 🐦, and is an excellent place to capture epic pictures. Unfortunately they have a pollution problem that is killing off the brown pelicans in the sanctuary. Otherwise amazing.

2  Thank Passport23154789102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but that's about it. Saw some turtles but that was about it. Not kept up, money no long spent here. But still a nice walk not much to look at.

Thank bill9298
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had stopped by the Holiday Inn as we could see a pond next to the parking area. At first we didn't know it was an Estuary and Bird Sanctuary. Since I'm very interested in bird photography we walked to the pond and saw quite...More

Thank luvcruzin2
Reviewed September 27, 2018

If birds are your thing, then this is the place for you. It is a protected wildlife sanctuary which is home to many species of birds.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

A hurricane had pretty much flattened a lot of this estuary when I was there in March of 2018. It happened to be right beside our hotel so gave it a go. Didn't see any birds other than the usual one we saw on the...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed August 22, 2018

I don't want to be critical of something in nature that cannot be helped. The estuary was a bit dried up when I was there. We did see what appeared to be wild horses and deer and some wading birds. I think it was just...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed August 12, 2018

After the hurricane and other storms in May, the estuary took a beating. We were there in June and saw an awful lot of debris, dead fish and garbage that washed up around it. We still enjoyed the walks and saw a few egrets, sea...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed August 10, 2018

great place to get away from the beach scene and find a place to relax amoungst the lush tropical vegetation, nice for a walk or just find some peace and quiet

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July 30, 2018|
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Response from McDaniel H | Reviewed this property |
I thought it could be cleaned up too, especially since the whole city area is sold as "exclusive".
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is clearly marked as no boats of any kind allowed.
December 14, 2017|
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Response from Shirley M | Reviewed this property |
As you pass the shops on your left of the little strip mall, all the big hotels are on your right. Cabo Azul, the Mayan is the last one you pass before the roundabout. Go straight, no turns at the roundabout. The road does... More