We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

Features Animals
Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 612 137 5353
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Bring your Binoculars

This large body of fresh water in southern Baja once provided drinking and irrigation water for the... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
heeter_lyn23
,
British Columbia, Canada
Lots of birds

You can tell it was really damaged in the Hurricane in 2016 but we did see lots of birds. We both... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
199judyd199
,
Loveland, Colorado
Read all 507 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk”(29 reviews)
About
A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
Contact
Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Website
+52 612 137 5353
Write a ReviewReviews (507)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"the holiday inn"
in 55 reviews
"nice walk"
in 29 reviews
"hurricane damage"
in 14 reviews
"walking path"
in 5 reviews
"san jose"
in 39 reviews
"different species"
in 5 reviews
"hotel zone"
in 12 reviews
"los cabos"
in 10 reviews
"ducks"
in 43 reviews
"herons"
in 38 reviews
"wildlife"
in 44 reviews
"horses"
in 31 reviews
"pathway"
in 15 reviews
"binoculars"
in 13 reviews
"nature"
in 32 reviews
"fowl"
in 11 reviews
"vegetation"
in 9 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 470 reviews

Reviewed February 27, 2018

This large body of fresh water in southern Baja once provided drinking and irrigation water for the town of San Jose del Cabo, but it is now a protected area (by Mexican law) and is a 125 acre sanctuary for hundreds of species of tropical...More

1  Thank heeter_lyn23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 26, 2018

You can tell it was really damaged in the Hurricane in 2016 but we did see lots of birds. We both we happy we made to trip. Some trash but was more focused on all the water birds. We could hear lots more but couldn't...More

1  Thank 199judyd199
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Google maps is not the best guide to the bird sanctuary. Follow the beach along the hotel zone all the way to the last hotel. After the Holiday Inn, turn inland and you will see a public access path to the estuary. Go early in...More

1  Thank Carles2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Used the local map. Got as far as the Holiday Inn and found a very wet dirt trail used by horses. Then backtracked and walked north along the highway. Was unable to find the other entrance. No visable signs.

Thank Jerry W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We walked through the bird sanctuary today and loved seeing all the birds in the relative peace of this sanctuary. It was just so sad to see the birds wading through plastic bottles and rubbish particularly as we got closer to the Holiday Inn complex....More

2  Thank hilary-london
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 8, 2018

You had to watch your step in spots, uneven ground and horse droppings, but seeing the birds in their natural setting was awesome!

1  Thank Padlocke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Great birds to see but unfortunately on blue footed booby. Still needs some work to be done since the weather destroyed parts of it.

Thank Elizabeth A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed January 31, 2018

From reading I was confused about how to reach the estuary. We headed south on the main street from the historic district until just before the Holiday Inn. Across from the HI is a horse riding establishment. Just east of that is a labeled entrance...More

4  Thank KayakBob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Damage from the recent tropical storm is quite extensive, however there are work crews rebuilding the walkways and clearing the many downed trees. No doubt the area will recover quickly and despite the damage we saw many different bird varieties, turtles and the shallow waters...More

3  Thank BigRivers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We walked here from our resort in San Jose del Cabo. It was worth the walk to see all of the birds including vultures, storks, cranes and many other water birds.

1  Thank happycamperSt_Albert
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 43 hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Hyatt Place Los Cabos
491 reviews
.06 km away
Marisol Boutique Hotel
291 reviews
.16 km away
Royal Decameron Los Cabos
1,093 reviews
.34 km away
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
5,158 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lugareno Cocina
222 reviews
.07 km away
Cynthia Fresh! Restaurant and Organic Market
399 reviews
.14 km away
CJ's New York Deli
235 reviews
.16 km away
Hola Maria
88 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve
383 reviews
1.14 km away
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
345 reviews
1.14 km away
Mar y Sierra
54 reviews
1.19 km away
Santa Maria Beach
1,096 reviews
1.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
signab372
April 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is clearly marked as no boats of any kind allowed.
1
Vote
kallika412
December 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote
Sarah S
March 3, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from boatmisser | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your definition of an easy walk. The estuary can be toured from the south-end Holiday Inn side or the north-end San Jose side, but the connection between these two ends is flooded, requiring a long detour between... More
2
Votes
;