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- 98%Family Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
User Reviews (7 Reviews)
- Costanoa Coastal Lodge & CampMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Apr 02, 2013
I love hiking, being outdoors, bonfires, nature, s'mores, and everything connected to camping. Except sleeping on the ground. Seriously, that hurts.
Which is why I love Costanoa. You can stay in 'luxury' canvas tents under all the elements, but sleeping on a comfy queen-size bed that's thankfully heated (or you can camp or stay in lodge rooms). I stayed there with a few friends, and we had the best time sitting in front of the fire with another group of women, roasting s'mores and drinking wine til late. And then, instead of getting dirty and sore backs, we tucked ourselves into our warm, cozy beds. It's like camping, but better. (But if you want, you can stay in a tent, or even get fancy schmancy lodge rooms.)
The restaurant is quite good, and the location (across Hwy 1 from the beach) is great.
- Costanoa Coastal Lodge & CampMar 19, 2013
Costanoa is one of my favorite places. I love this eco-resort because it is incredibly amenable to all kinds of travelers and needs. I have stayed in the hotel, in a big, high-ceilinged room with a view of the gorgeous hills, and I've stayed in a tent cabin in the Outer Pine Village, which for being quite a bit cheaper was just as lovely, and in the winter surprisingly warm. If you want to stay somewhere that feels integrated into the natural landscape, this a great place to do it. The first time I stayed here in the summer there was a lot of life - families barbequing outside among the tent cabins and hikers coming in and out. The coast around Pescadero has tons of amazing beaches and there are endless hikes in Butano State Park and Waddell Creek State Wilderness. Lots of fun to go to Pescadero and visit Harley Farms to sample goat cheese and berry preserves. Writing this makes me want to go back!
- Costanoa Coastal Lodge & CampMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
With your choice of a lodge suite, tented bungalow or cozy cabin, this is living as close to nature as possible, but with the added security of a locked door! As is true with most camping adventures, the bungalows and cabins do not have an en suite bathroom. Not to worry because shared restroom/shower/sauna facilities are scattered throughout the property (they even go so far as to have heated floors). The views from the different units vary, as does the decor, but electricity and WiFi are standard in each. Dining at Costanoa is split two ways. You can either dine at the sustainably minded Cascade Bar & Grill located inside the lodge (make a reservation as seating fills up quick), or opt to cook your own meals on an outdoor grilling station at one of the picnic areas. Spa facilities are available, as well as access to various recreational activities. If you're new to camping and are not quite ready to go rustic all the way, or if you just want to get a little closer to nature, Costanoa has options for everyone!
- Costanoa Coastal Lodge & CampMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
Costanoa offers a little bit of something for everyone. KOA manages the campground portion and when Gayle and I stopped by a few Saturdays ago, the place was humming with folks who had either pitched their tents or were hanging out near their RV. There are also horses (and riding) in back and a nice trail to the ocean (and after crossing the highway). A few years ago my stepdaughter and her mother enjoyed one of the the tent cabins and I have also stayed here at one of their very nicely appointed cabins. Top of the line is the Lodge and the associated Costanoa spa. However, I'm not a big fan of the general store, which replaced a family lounge (and great hang out spot) a while back.
And you can't beat the location, especially its proximity to Ano Nuevo or Butano. And just a bit further down the road, Pescadero and other beaches of interest. Even Santa Cruz is conveniently reachable from Costanoa.
- Costanoa Coastal Lodge & CampMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Where the hell is Pescadero?
You know what you will find half an hour south of Half Moon Bay or half an hour north of Santa Cruz...
And you know what is in Pescadero?
What is Costanoa you wonder?
A place to get away from it all with someone special and to rough it as much or as little as you want while totally immersed in the natural surroundings of wood, surf and sun. You can camp out here, stay in their hotel accommodations here, bike to and from here, eat at the restaurant here, walk to the beach while dodging highway speeding cars here, run around like a kid high on sugar here.... run around like an adult high on.. erm *cough* high on life here... and for this particular occasion that I visited said venue, watch someone get married here. The scenery is great and the sunset was wonderful to enjoy with a loved one.
With that being said, personally thought it is a touch far removed from civilization and as much as it was a nice get away from it all before I went bat crazy and headed to Santa Cruz for some beer and fish and chips at 99bottles.
Very Good!21 reviews across the web.
- LocationTerrific location. 100% of guests enjoyed it.
- ServiceGreat service. 88% of the guests liked it.
- HotelHotel is great. 88% satisfied guests.
- RoomRooms are great. Appreciated by 83% of guests.
- FoodTasty food. 78% of guests gave positive feedback.