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The Estuary in San Jose del Cabo

Very close to the hotel zone is one of the best-kept treasures of Los Cabos, a magical and ideal place to meet nature: The Estuary of San José del Cabo.

Estero de San Jose del Cabo y el Mar del Pacífico

Covering 1.4 square kilometers, it has been a pillar of the human settlement of San José del Cabo, since before the arrival of the Spaniards, the indigenous people inhabited the area (Pericúes) knew how to take advantage of their natural wealth through Fruit gathering and hunting. With the arrival of the Spanish colonizers, also established the mission of San José del Cabo Añuití that gave way to the then town of San José del Cabo.

Such has been the importance of the Estuary de San José del Cabo, which during the the colony played an essential role within the trade routes between the New Spain and other lands, being the main point on the Acapulco-Manila road (Philippines) in what was then known as the Naos of China, since it was the point where these ships came to fill their water reserves, so that Time was also known to Estuary de San José del Cabo as "Aguada Segura".

Over time the town grew and became a picturesque place, and its inhabitants have always been well known that the Estuary is an area that must be protected above all things, which has allowed it to be maintained and develop as a vast ecosystem, an ideal home for endemic species and migratory birds that year after year return from lands as far away as the USA or Canada.

Turned into a true desert oasis, the Estuary de San José del Cabo no longer It is only the most important natural area of San José del Cabo, but It has also become a famous tourist attraction for our visitors and ecotourism lovers.

Las Aves en el Estero de San Jose del Cabo

The Estuary of San José, is one of the most essential places in San Jose del Cabo, as it houses more than 200 species of animals, so if you come to visit, be sure that you will be surprised when you arrive.

Of all the animal species that you can find here, 70% of them are birds, this returns to the San José del Cabo estuary in a perfect bird sanctuary to observe the different types of species. I recommend you bring some binoculars to see all these beautiful species in their natural habitat without disturbing them, likewise, if you are a fan of Bird Spotting, this is the perfect place to do it.

The Estuary has an area of 50 hectares and is the only coastal lagoon of fresh water of the capes, so the mixture that makes with the salt water of the sea allows that there is much vegetation and many birds and animals are attracted by this beautiful place.

The mixture of salt water with fresh water, not only allows the life of many flora and fauna but also enable the Estuary to act as a climatic regulator between the desert and the sea. The latter is the main reason why the Estuary de San José del Cabo has such a warm temperature.

The Estuary de San José is crucial for everyone in San Jose del Cabo, such is its influence that it is a State Ecological Reserve and was decreed as a Natural Protected Area since 1944.

La Flora y Fauna del Estero de San Jose del Cabo

In the Estuary, there is an atmosphere of tranquility and peace so you can see the birds while they hunt for their food, rest or you could even be lucky enough to witness a mother feeding her young.

If you want to visit the Estuary of San José del Cabo, you can do it without any problem, you can do it by bicycle, walking or even on horseback. You can see how a golden color in the sand of the beach of Los Cabos, the green color will fill your eyes, you will see tall palms, like many vegetation and many animals that live in the Estuary, without a doubt it is a place that You must visit with your family.

If you wonder how the Estuary from San José del Cabo is connected to the Hotel Zone, the answer is straightforward, the coastal lagoon of the Estuary is separated from the sea by a barrier of natural sand, which allows people to walk on this division without any problem.

One of which many tourists visit it is to take a walk along the coast with their families, while appreciating the beautiful flora and fauna of the Estuary, which, from the moment you arrive, you may notice.

The route to the Estuary, you can also do riding a horse, which you can get on tours to this destination, this will make your ride have a different touch when riding one of these beautiful creatures. Just make sure you follow the directions of the guide and the Estuary since you must take care of flora and fauna of this place.

Or if you want to cross the Estuary by bicycle, just make sure you do it in one that is designed for use in sand, since the Estuary is connected to the beach.

Tours de Cabalgata en el Estero de San Jose del Cabo

Something you have to take into account is that the connection of the Estuary to the beach, in this place makes the weather very warm, so I recommend you if you decide to come, be sure to bring comfortable clothes, put sunscreen, Just bring with you an insect repellent.

One of the reasons why many people come to walk, ride or ride a bike is because the Estuary is directly connected to the hotel zone so you can go to visit it without having to ask for some kind of transportation to get there.

Usually the guided tours that are made to the Estuary last approximately 2 hours, and are done daily, I recommend you to do your walk during the sunset, so that when you arrive at the weather is more pleasant and you can witness the beautiful colors that the sky takes during these hours, accompanied by the green tones of the Estuary. This is something that you can not miss the opportunity to enjoy with your loved ones.

Currently, this area is declared as a protected area and a natural sanctuary for birds and animals, which guarantees the development of both species of flora as of fauna.

And it even has the support of a group of volunteers from Los Cabos, "Together for the Estuary," who along with the help provided by the government of San José del Cabo, have been making sure to keep the Estuary in good shape and are regularly taking care of it.


So in your next visit to Los Cabos do not hesitate to visit this, the Estuary de San José del Cabo, an incredible place, full of natural beauty and enigmatic views.


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