Weekends At Costanoa
Weekends at CostanoaCostanoa Kids Camp
[b]Every Saturday and Sunday as well as select Weekdays from Memorial Day Labor Day[/b]
Kids Camp is an outdoor activity for Costanoa campers ages 6-12 years old. This is a perfect opportunity for children to have some fun and give Parents a chance to relax. Activities include nature walks, tide pooling, tie-dye t-shirts, games, face painting and various arts and crafts. We offer camps every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day and we take requests for reservations in the off-season. Sessions range from one to three hours long and cost $15-$35 per child depending on the activity. Please see our current Activities Calendar for specific dates, times, prices and offerings.
Reservations are required. Call the Activities Department to signup in advance 650-879-7312 or signup at the Front Desk upon arrival. Closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and a water-bottle highly recommended. Be prepared to make a mess!
Guided Naturalist Hikes
[b]Saturdays and Sundays[/b]
Explore the habitats surrounding Costanoa with a seasoned guide. One option is Franklin Point; a three and a half mile meander through wild willow, hooker's primrose, bush lupine, and sandy dunes. Enjoy spectacular views of Pigeon Point and Año Nuevo Island. Wear watertight shoes, as the trail can get mucky in a few spots. A second hike is Ohlone Ridge; an intermediate level 3-mile hike through the riparian corridor of Whitehouse Creek and then up through coastal scrub and Douglas Fir eco-systems. Then continue on up the hillside to rest at an amazing vista of the reefs and beaches south of Costanoa. See the Activities Calendar at check-in for specific times, routes and to sign up.
Family Fun and Games on the Pine Lawn
Enjoy complimentary Lawn Games and Fun on the Pine Lawn. Ladder Golf, Bean Bag Toss, Badminton, Volleyball and build your own Miniature Golf Course all available 1st come 1st serve. Available to all guests all ages. An adult must accompany all children.
The perfect way to start the day! $15 per person, sign up at check-in.
Pine Tent BBQ
[b]Memorial Day - Labor Day[/b]
Open Fridays and Saturdays all day, happy hour 2-5pm. Sundays Breakfast only. Pancakes, bacon, breakfast burritos, burgers, hot dogs turkey burgers with all the fixings. Beer, wine, sodas and spirits also available.
FREE Shuttle Services May-October
[b] Saturday- Wednesday- SOUTH to Davenport-Santa Cruz Wharf[/b]
Departs Costanoa 9am or 12:30pm
Check out the newly opened Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center!
Overlooking the ocean, the Sanctuary Exploration Center is located in the heart of the Santa Cruz's famed beach area just steps away from the city's Municipal Wharf. The center features engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits to help visitors explore the sanctuary's remarkable marine environment, as well as their personal role in protecting this special underwater treasure.
Año Nuevo State Park Elephant Seals!
Just 5 minutes south of Costanoa lies the Wildlife Jewel of the North Coast. 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. ReserveAmerica handles all reservations 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 of age. Parking rates $10 per car. From April-November you may visit the viewing area without reservations. Permits are issued April-November between the hours of 9am and 3pm at the Park Entrance.
For more information on any of these activities, please contact:
J. Oscar Allan
Activities and Spa Manager
Costanoa Lodge & Camp
2001 Rossi Road
Pescadero CA, 94060
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 Costanoa
Discover 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. To reserve a treatment, please call our spa by dialing 650-879-1100 x0.
Local Coastsider's Spa Special
Do you live in the Santa Cruz or Half Moon Bay Areas?
Enjoy 15% off on all spa services Monday through Thursday.
The Costanoa Integrative Massage
Our classic full body massage blends the long gentle strokes of basic Swedish massage with other modalities such as Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Cranio-Sacral therapies. Shiatsu is a Japanese system of applying pressure with thumbs, palms and elbows to the body's meridian lines resulting in a state of energized balance. Reflexology is based on the philosophy that the hands and feet contain reflex points that affect the entire body and that by applying pressure to these points brings vitality and relaxation to the entire system. Cranio-Sacral therapy works gently on the soft connective tissues that surround the central nervous system, bringing relief while increasing circulation. Relax muscle tension, release stress held in muscle tissue, increase circulation and add moisture to your skin while treating yourself to an experience of serenity.
Couples can enjoy the convenience and intimacy of simultaneous massage in our Duet Massage Room. Couples treatments are available exclusively by appointment only and we suggest making your reservations at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability.
For those who enjoy deeper work, this is the ideal massage. Our therapists are trained in working with those extra tight or sore muscles on a deeper level and really smoothing out knots and kinks.
Our classic Swedish massage with a choice of our exclusively formulated blends to help balance your body, mind and spirit. Oils of the highest quality are applied to the skin (our largest organ of absorption). They then enter the bloodstream to balance, energize and soothe. Warm towels are used to help open the pores and aid absorption of the oils.
When the muscles are sore and aching, before or after any strenuous activity, ARNICA has been a valuable herbal treatment to relieve muscle pain and soreness. The most potent and pure Arnica Oil from Dr. Hauschka will be used during this session that can be tailored to address your current areas of concern or just to prevent soreness before a day of fun and physical activity.
Dry Brush Massage
This simple yet powerful exfoliating treatment removes layers of dead skin and opens the pores to revitalize the skin and increase its capacity to eliminate toxins. Dry Brush Massage increases blood circulation throughout the body, while contributing to improved muscle tone and heightened sense of well-being. Take your natural bristle with you and continue this therapy at home.
Warm Scalp Oil, Pure Aloe Vera and Rosemary Mint Conditioner are massaged into the scalp to balance and restore the hair's natural vitality and shine. This nurturing treatment includes a brief neck and shoulder massage. We can also offer this as a Dry Scalp Massage that is still highly stimulating to the hair follicles and cranial tissues, but without the use of oils.
The Costanoa Sampler
The ultimate in pampering treatments includes the Dry Brush Massage, Aromatherapy Blanket Wrap and Scalp Massage all in one. We recommend this treatment to be followed by a brief trip to the Hot Tub and then possibly an Integrative Massage for total and complete bliss.Costanoa Spa Guidelines and Suggestions
Before your session we recommend a soak in our Lodge Hot Tub and please avoid heavy meals, stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol and any intoxicating substances. After your session drink plenty of water and relax in some comfortable clothes. If possible give yourself some time to rest, integrate and enjoy the benefits of your session.
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.
Coastal Day Spa Special
Enjoy our empty trails and relaxing Massage services & top it off with a meal at Cascade Restaurant. $160 Package includes two 50 minute massages, day use of our outdoor hot-tub overlooking the beautiful Ohlone Ridge and Whitehouse Creek. Includes a 2 for 1 entrees in Cascade Restaurant valid for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Mid week Lodge King for an additional $129.
The Day Spa special is available Monday through Thursday only. Reservations required, 72 hour cancellation notice required. May not be used in conjunction with other specials. Special is not available on Holidays. Cascade Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.