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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

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I was staying at the Holiday Inn which is adjacent, so every morning I walked throught it and was able to see the wildlife. The holiday inn also has a free bicycle tour that goes... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I was staying at the Holiday Inn which is adjacent, so every morning I walked throught it and was able to see the wildlife. The holiday inn also has a free bicycle tour that goes through it. The highlight, was that I saw a park ranger on an ATV, approached him and we talked about it, he explained he was... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The estuary hasn't fully recovered from the hurricane in 2015 and some paths are still underwater, but this is still a wonderful place to go for a lovely walk, and, if you go in the early morning, you will see lots of wonderful birds. You can get there from the beach or from a path next to the Holiday Inn... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The entrance behind the Holiday Inn is closed and apparently has been for some time. The trail near the riding stable is not accessible because of the water level. You can see only a few birds from the remaining path.

Thank Charles G
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

What a wonderful, beautiful place. So looking forward to coming back and doing a longer hike in April. While the hurricane damage is somewhat evident it really doesn't diminish what you can see or where you can hike. A jewel not to be missed!

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This fresh water lagoon (not really an estuary because it does not flow into the sea) is fascinating. Lots of wading shore birds, frogs, fish, and other critters you are more likely to hear than see. Approach from downwind when your shadow is behind you!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The best way to get in here is from next to the causeway by the traffic circle in town. The concrete walkway goes along for a while and then ends abruptly where it used to continue down toward the Holiday Inn. So it's best at that point to go out to the street, go down the sidewalk, then turn left... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful wetland full of many different species of birds! It begins right next to the Holiday Inn and travels north well passed the airport.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

In order to do the whole Estuary (or Esturo) you enter the lower half by the ocean through the parking lot of the hotel. The upper portion you enter from the street on the west or the bridge on the north. It is quiet and a wonderful and safe place to walk. I saw so many birds, and took so... More 

1 Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have visited the sanctuary on three separate occasions over the years. The walking path at the entrance is now covered in water and the restroom is closed. There is now a small canteen by the parking that may have a washroom, although we didn't check. Access to the sanctuary is better from the west side, turn right off the... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This use to be one of my favorite places to visit while on vacation. But after the hurricane O'Dell three years ago, it pretty much wiped out the place. There are no longer any walk ways as before where you could see al kinds of wildlife. I will not visit there again until it has been repaired. Quite disappointed this... More 

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