Winter HighlightsAño Nuevo State Park Elephant Seals!The Park offers naturalist-guided walks between December 15 and March 31, which feature the seals in their natural habitat. To view the seals during this period, you must be on a Guided Walk. These popular three-mile walks, over rolling sand dunes, last about two and a half hours and are considered moderately strenuous. They operate daily from early morning to mid-afternoon rain or shine. Reservations can be made starting October 20th up to 56 days in advance, and must be made at least one day in advance.
Reserve America handles all reservations for Ano Nuevo either by phone (800)-444-4445 or online (anonuevo.reserveamerica.com).
Any unreserved tickets, no-shows or other available spots are sold directly at the park daily on a first-come first-served basis, starting at 8:30am. If you are unable to get reservations ahead of time, your best bet is to arrive at the park at 8:30am and put yourself or your group on a waitlist. If you arrive anytime after 1pm without a reservation your chances of getting on a tour are pretty low. Tickets cost $7 per person over 3 years; parking rates $10 per car. Año Nuevo is about 3 miles South of Costanoa on Highway 1.
Natural Bridges State Park-Tours of the Monarch Grove!October 21st through January Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 & 2:00
Join a Docent Naturalist for a tour of the state designated monarch butterfly preserve at Natural Bridges State Beach. Monarch butterflies are returning this fall to their winter home along our coast. Learn the story of this beautiful creature and its fascinating seasonal migration. Public tours are offered on weekends and no reservations are necessary, or you may call 423-4609 to arrange a tour for a group of 10 or more. Fall walks begin October 21 and continue through January. Monarch numbers vary; usually the highest numbers are visible in November/December. Meet at the Visitor Center for the hour-long program. The walk is wheelchair accessible. Natural Bridges is about 25 miles South of Costanoa.
The Spa at CostanoaDiscover the relaxing Pace of Nature with one of Costanoa's Integrative Massages. Supplement any of our therapies with Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue and/or Arnica treatments to help you unwind, revitalize and relieve those aching muscles after that long hike, bike or horseback ride.
Winter Day Spa PackageEnjoy two 50 minute Integrative Massages and receive a two for one coupon for Breakfast or Lunch in Cascade Restaurant.Monday-Thursday $180. Friday-Sunday $190.72 Hour Cancellation policyMay not be used in conjunction with other specials or discounts.
We recommend making appointments at least two weeks in advance as the schedule fills quickly and appointments are subject to a 72 hour cancellation policy and will be billed in full. Spa services can be billed directly to your room and treatment rates do not include gratuity.To reserve a treatment, please call our Spa by dialing 650-879-1100 x0.
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