San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

NileGuide Expert Says:

Best nature walk in San Jose del Cabo.


Paseo San Jose
23400 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico



NileGuide Expert tip:

The mosquitoes aren't bad in the winter, but definitely slather on the repellent if you will be here during the summer months.


This is a favorite haunt of bird watchers, with egrets, herons, sandpipers, and pelicans among the some 200 species that have been seen here at one time or another. Every day you come here you see something new, and it is one of the better places to take a quiet walk. The estuary is the largest fresh water body in southern Baja, about 125 acres, and is protected by law. One of the frequent complaints about the estuary is how poorly it is maintained, and the amount of garbage you are likely to see. This is fair, but should not deter visitors from coming here. It is still remarkably beautiful, and gets better the closer you get to the beach. This is a great place to watch the sunrise or sunset, and a perfect place for some natural scenery and meditative contemplation when you're tired of the bar scene. It is a short walk from downtown, and best of all, it is free of charge. Kayak tours of the estuary are available through Cabo Outfitters, and are 55 USD per person for a three to four hour paddle.


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