This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Pescadero.
The beach is typically the go-to place during summer; if you want a more relaxed, laidback summer outing to the beach and with some nature on the side, one place to check out is Pescadero, California.
Pescadero has a number of popular beaches, so you’ll find a number of hostels in Pescadero situated near these beach areas. These hostels offer a perfect view of the ocean, Pescadero’s rolling hilltops, and the magnificent orange beauty of sunset.
If the beach gets too crowded, you can always head out to the Pescadero Marsh Natural Reserve, home to close to a hundred kinds of birds. The reserve’s hiking trails also make it a popular place for those looking to do some walking and hiking. It’s because of the beach and other nature attractions that many of the hostels in Pescadero have also taken to offering tour packages to its guests, from seal-watching to daily hiking activities.
Originally a farming and ranching community, Pescadero’s town centre is also a prime spot for sightseeing and leisurely walks. The town boasts shops and stores selling local produce and for the tourists, handcrafted items like ceramics and jewelry items. A stroll in the town centre is reminiscent of the heady decades of Stetsons, cowboy boots, and farm girls and boys. This farm and ranch culture is also very evident in the design and look of the houses and buildings in Pescadero. Many of Pescadero’s hostels are refurbished and renovated barns and farmhouses that offer a homey, cozy ambiance. Most of these Pescadero hostels offer the usual amenities like a breakfast of toast, Wi-Fi access, and -- if you can get lucky -- a relaxing bath in a traditional clawfoot bathtub.
While there are a number of Pescadero hostels, it’s always best to check and make a reservation in advance especially if you’re planning a summer visit. The place can get jam-packed with local tourists on a day trip or a weekend outing.
Written by local enthusiast for Pescadero hostelsAngelica Burrage