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San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

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peaceful place to relax

great place to get away from the beach scene and find a place to relax amoungst the lush tropical... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Terry P
Coquitlam, Canada
Scooby snack anyone

We rode through here this morning on the horses and this entire area was peaceful. We noticed there... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
McDaniel H
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“the holiday inn”(55 reviews)
“nice walk”(26 reviews)
A spectacular beach where tourists come to view the sea lions in the month of June.
Paseo San Jose, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 612 137 5353
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hurricane had pretty much flattened a lot of this estuary when I was there in March of 2018. It happened to be right beside our hotel so gave it a go. Didn't see any birds other than the usual one we saw on the...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't want to be critical of something in nature that cannot be helped. The estuary was a bit dried up when I was there. We did see what appeared to be wild horses and deer and some wading birds. I think it was just...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 12 August 2018

After the hurricane and other storms in May, the estuary took a beating. We were there in June and saw an awful lot of debris, dead fish and garbage that washed up around it. We still enjoyed the walks and saw a few egrets, sea...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 10 August 2018

great place to get away from the beach scene and find a place to relax amoungst the lush tropical vegetation, nice for a walk or just find some peace and quiet

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I've been coming to San Jose for 20 years. Every time I have a long, peaceful walk along the estuary to the ocean. There are loads of birds and turtles and lizards, and it looks prehistoric, somehow. Once I saw a whole herd of cows...More

1  Thank Janet C
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for many years and sadly the estuary is suffering the affects of too many tourists! Too much trash lying about, no garbage cans, in general too little care! It amazes me that the birds still live here, we used to...More

1  Thank jtamig2010
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We rode through here this morning on the horses and this entire area was peaceful. We noticed there was a lot of items washed up on the beach which appear to be from the recent storm. Otherwise there were a few fishermen out a few...More

2  Thank McDaniel H
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The San Jose Estuary and Bird Sanctuary was very colorful & relaxing. It should be on your list of places to visit.

Thank kmlong082491
Reviewed 12 June 2018

It is amazing how the long drought has affected this estuary. Everything is so dry. The water is practically non existant. It must have been beautiful to see.

Thank annaS7218SJ
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

If you visit San José, make sure you take time to visit the estuary. It is magnificent. Park by the Holiday Inn and go to the beach. Take a walk between the estuary and the ocean. It is one of the most beautiful spots. Make...More

2  Thank Hpeters100
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30 July 2018|
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Response from McDaniel H | Reviewed this property |
I thought it could be cleaned up too, especially since the whole city area is sold as "exclusive".
8 April 2018|
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is clearly marked as no boats of any kind allowed.
15 December 2017|
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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