Activities

Adventure Starts Here

To make reservations or sign up in advance for any of the following activities contact the activities department at (650) 879-7312 or at oallan@costanoa.com. 72 HR cancellation policy applies to all activities. Scheduled Activities are subject to change at the discretion of the Activities Department. Please see the most updated schedule upon check-in.



February

Live Acoustic Guitar in Cascade Restaurant with David Winters
Saturday February 1st 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of David Winters with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Live Classical Guitar in Cascade with William Grabow
Saturday February 8th 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of William Grabow with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday February 8th 8pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House and revel in a Winter Moon, the Marvels of Jupiter and everything else in the Universe. In the case of rain or overcast conditions we will offer and indoor “History of the Universe “ Presentation.

Live Acoustic Guitar in Cascade Restaurant with David Winters
Saturday February 15th  5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of David Winters with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Live Classical Guitar in Cascade with William Grabow
Saturday February 22nd 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of William Grabow with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Guided Bird Walk with Scott Smithson
Sunday February 23rd 9am
Costanoa is home to over %50 of all bird species in North America.  Explore the nearby creeks, foothills and dunes with local Ornithologist Scott Smithson. Sign up at check-in.

March

Live Acoustic Guitar in Cascade Restaurant with David Winters
Saturday March 1st 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of David Winters with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Brookdale Bluegrass Festival at Costanoa Lodge
March 7 & 8
Visit brookdalebluegrass.com for more details.

Live Classical Guitar in Cascade with William Grabow
Saturday March 8th 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of William Grabow with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Kayak Whale Watch Tour
Saturday March 8th and Sunday March 9th 7:30-10am
Join us for a real adventure; kayaking with Grey Whales. In the Spring, the Grey Whales' migration brings them close to our coastline. At Davenport Landing, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, kayaks can easily access the open ocean and encounter whales very close to shore. Our tour begins and ends early in the morning at Davenport Landing. We can generally see whales without paddling more than a few hundred yards offshore. Tours are run subject to conditions.  If our guides deem the conditions to be too wind or the surf is too large we will offer an alternative location 15 minutes south of Davenport.  $90 per person, 72 Hour Cancellation Policy strictly enforced.  Call 650-879-7312 for Reservations.  Open to ages 12 and up.

Live Acoustic Guitar in Cascade Restaurant with David Winters
Saturday March 15th 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of David Winters with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Kayak Whale Watch Tour
Sunday March 16th 7:30-10am
Join us for a real adventure; kayaking with Grey Whales. In the Spring, the Grey Whales' migration brings them close to our coastline. At Davenport Landing, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, kayaks can easily access the open ocean and encounter whales very close to shore. Our tour begins and ends early in the morning at Davenport Landing. We can generally see whales without paddling more than a few hundred yards offshore. Tours are run subject to conditions.  If our guides deem the conditions to be too wind or the surf is too large we will offer an alternative location 15 minutes south of Davenport.  $90 per person, 72 Hour Cancellation Policy strictly enforced.  Call 650-879-7312 for Reservations.  Open to ages 12 and up.

Live Classical Guitar in Cascade with William Grabow
Saturday March 22nd 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of William Grabow with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Guided Bird Walk with Scott Smithson
Sunday March 23rd  9am
Costanoa is home to over %50 of all bird species in North America.  Explore the nearby creeks, foothills and dunes with local Ornithologist Scott Smithson. Sign up at check-in.

Live Acoustic Guitar in Cascade Restaurant with David Winters
Saturday March 29th 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of David Winters with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill.

April

Live Classical Guitar in Cascade with William Grabow
Saturday April 5th 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of William Grabow with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday April 5th 8pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House and revel in a Winter Moon, the Marvels of Jupiter and everything else in the Universe. In the case of rain or overcast conditions we will offer and indoor “History of the Universe “ Presentation.

Kayak Whale Watch Tour
Sunday April 6th 7:30-10am
Join us for a real adventure; kayaking with Grey Whales. In the Spring, the Grey Whales' migration brings them close to our coastline. At Davenport Landing, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, kayaks can easily access the open ocean and encounter whales very close to shore. Our tour begins and ends early in the morning at Davenport Landing. We can generally see whales without paddling more than a few hundred yards offshore. Tours are run subject to conditions.  If our guides deem the conditions to be too wind or the surf is too large we will offer an alternative location 15 minutes south of Davenport.  $90 per person, 72 Hour Cancellation Policy strictly enforced.  Call 650-879-7312 for Reservations.  Open to ages 12 and up.

Live Acoustic Guitar in Cascade Restaurant with David Winters
Saturday April 12th 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of David Winters with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill.

Kayak Whale Watch Tour
Sunday April 13th 7:30-10am
Join us for a real adventure; kayaking with Grey Whales. In the Spring, the Grey Whales' migration brings them close to our coastline. At Davenport Landing, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, kayaks can easily access the open ocean and encounter whales very close to shore. Our tour begins and ends early in the morning at Davenport Landing. We can generally see whales without paddling more than a few hundred yards offshore. Tours are run subject to conditions.  If our guides deem the conditions to be too wind or the surf is too large we will offer an alternative location 15 minutes south of Davenport.  $90 per person, 72 Hour Cancellation Policy strictly enforced.  Call 650-879-7312 for Reservations.  Open to ages 12 and up.

Easter Egg Decorating
Saturday March 30th 1-3pm
Join us for an afternoon of Egg decorating, All eggs, paint and dye will be provided but feel free to bring your own style!!  Take your final product home or donate it to our Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, open to all ages.

Live Classical Guitar in Cascade with William Grabow
Saturday April 19th 5pm
Enjoy %100 local organic tunes of William Grabow with you meal at Cascade Bar and Grill

Kayak Whale Watch Tour
Sunday April 20th 7:30-10am
Join us for a real adventure; kayaking with Grey Whales. In the Spring, the Grey Whales' migration brings them close to our coastline. At Davenport Landing, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, kayaks can easily access the open ocean and encounter whales very close to shore. Our tour begins and ends early in the morning at Davenport Landing. We can generally see whales without paddling more than a few hundred yards offshore. Tours are run subject to conditions.  If our guides deem the conditions to be too wind or the surf is too large we will offer an alternative location 15 minutes south of Davenport.  $90 per person, 72 Hour Cancellation Policy strictly enforced.  Call 650-879-7312 for Reservations.  Open to ages 12 and up.

14th Annual Costanoa Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday April 20th 9am Sharp!!
Meet in front of the Ranch House for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!!  Eggs, candies and prizes will be hidden in every nook and cranny of the Costanoa property.  The hunt will start at 9am and we will open the area in stages with the youngest participants going first.

Easter Wildflower Walk
Sunday April 20th 10am-12noon
Meet Costanoa Naturalist in front of the Ranch House to explore nearby foothills and revel in the bounty of local Lupines, Asters and Poppies.

Kayak Whale Watch Tour
Saturday April 26th and Sunday the 27th 7:30-10am
Join us for a real adventure; kayaking with Grey Whales. In the Spring, the Grey Whales' migration brings them close to our coastline. At Davenport Landing, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, kayaks can easily access the open ocean and encounter whales very close to shore. Our tour begins and ends early in the morning at Davenport Landing. We can generally see whales without paddling more than a few hundred yards offshore. Tours are run subject to conditions.  If our guides deem the conditions to be too wind or the surf is too large we will offer an alternative location 15 minutes south of Davenport.  $90 per person, 72 Hour Cancellation Policy strictly enforced.  Call 650-879-7312 for Reservations.  Open to ages 12 and up.

Weekends at Costanoa

Costanoa Kids Camp
Every Saturday and Sunday as well as select Weekdays from Memorial Day – Labor Day 
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 
Saturdays and Sundays

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
Saturdays 11:30-1pm

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.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Costanoa Yoga
Sundays 10-11am

The perfect way to start the day! $15 per person, sign up at check-in.

Pine Tent BBQ
Memorial Day - Labor Day

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 fixing’s. Beer, wine, sodas and spirits also available.

FREE Shuttle Services May-October
Saturday- Monday- SOUTH to Davenport-Santa Cruz Wharf
Departs Costanoa 9am or 12:30pm


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 here. 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
650-879-2136 x7312