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. Put San 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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  • This was a great place to go for a nice quiet walk while seeing a bunch of wildlife in once place. We were told the plan was originally to build a marina here- destroying the estruary- but the locals ...  more »
  • Excellent spot for avid birders. Incredible diversity of life. Unsurpassed in wading birds variety. Walked the whole estuary from San Jose, Down the beach, And ended up in the marina Took a taxi back ...  more »
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