San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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.
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romadaro
Washington DC, DC1,451 contributions
Nov 2022
Very nice estuary although I thought it would be larger although I guess it depends on the water level. But definitely worth a quick visit.
Written 26 November 2022
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Rebecca P
Santa Fe, NM9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
The natural beauty of the area includes birds, butterflies and the water itself. The problem is the impact of humans. There was litter and graffiti everywhere, many of the lookouts were broken, and lots of fences claiming private property. I hope they will clean it up and restore it to the oasis it once was.
Written 2 November 2022
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Gypsgris
Poughkeepsie, NY474 contributions
Dec 2021
As always time of year and day matters! I went several times early in the morning (sunrise) and found lots of shorebirds and ducks, etc. There are really two parts to the Estero: the one accessed through the public beach access from P. Malecon San Jose next to the OMNIA Dayclub. And further north off Blvd Antonio Mijares on either a dirt road to a useless Bird Lookout (but the area there is good for the endemic Yellowthroat) or near the water treatment plant. The area is neglected to be sure. The path along the water is partially under water so you can't connect to the northern part from the beach. But it all is good birding!
Written 30 May 2022
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Bill Tripp
Charlotte, NC13 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I walked past the boarded up holiday inn, dodged the horse apples and dog poop, to arrive at a boarded up building next to a swamp and horse stable! This place apparently doesn’t exist as a place to visit! If you walk the beach to the end you can see some water fowl, but you might encounter gnats.
Written 30 March 2022
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nancie d
13 contributions
Feb 2022
As San Jose del Cabo becomes more developed, this estero is a peaceful place to walk along a beautiful waterway. We are birdwatchers and enjoyed seeing the ospreys, egrets and pelicans fishing, and a bonus of seeing the endemic Belding's yellowthroat! I strongly advocate for this area to remain protected as an important bird area in Mexico.
Written 13 February 2022
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Heidi K
10 contributions
Feb 2022
Difficult to find-ask a local - but worth the trip.
An oasis with birds, a short walking path and serenity.
Written 13 February 2022
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Murray L
Richmond Hill10 contributions
Feb 2022
A wonderful quiet sanctuary in years past , and now even more impressive since the river exit to the Pacific has been blocked, with a small lake near the ocean. So many birds and varieties ! Pelicans, egrets, raptors, many kinds of ducks. See it from the beach , or from the dirt road across from the golf course , south of Finisterra.
Written 9 February 2022
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James S
Palo Alto, CA21 contributions
Dec 2021
we didn't know cabo had this kind of vegetation, it was our third trip and just discovered this beautiful oasis, if you are lucky you may see some of the "garzas" fishing there and other beautiful animals, it is definitely a hidden gem!
Written 27 December 2021
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Frode U
Trondheim, Norway764 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Nice scenery when going for a walk. Protected nature and lots of different birds. Just dropped by during a city stroll in San Jose del Cabo
Written 13 December 2020
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Ang L
Portland, OR163 contributions
Oct 2020
This was a really nice place to walk around. It was a little hard to find, especially after reading older reviews. Basically you follow the road along Zona Hotelera, keep going straight past all the roundabouts until you can't go further. (old reviews stated that you park/enter by the Holiday Inn... there is an abandoned-looking hotel which I'm guessing WAS Holiday Inn). You'll see a small "farm", some goats, chickens, horses (?). The entrance is near the sign reading "Fin de Ciclovia". Follow the path, it will turn into a boardwalk and then continue along the beach. We went close to sunset and saw a lot of different kinds of birds. Worth the visit.
Written 11 November 2020
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