San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary, San Jose del Cabo

3.3
#2 of 8 in Parks in San Jose del Cabo
Explore a tropical landscape and extensive marshlands at San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary, home to one of the region's largest bodies of fresh water. Long a source of drinking water for Spanish missionaries and the local population, the estuary became a protected area thanks to its riotous array of waterfowl and other birds. Pay a visit to the area and you can wander along the network of well-marked hiking paths that traverse the coast. Keep your eyes open for some of the 250 bird species that live and winter in the sanctuary, as well as plant species like fan palms and cattails. Keep in mind that there are few amenities, so bring food and water for longer treks. PutSan Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary into our San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Within easy walk from our hotel. Nature reserve on esturary. So peaceful. Lots of interesting birds.  more »
  • It is easy to walk along the river on your own. You will see other birdwatchers/photographers, school groups, runners, horseback riders and locals. Lots of water birds to see and beach to relax and....  more »
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