Rio Sands Hotel

Address: 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, California, 95003, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, is near Santa Cruz Wharf, Capitola City Beach, New Brighton State Beach, and Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Beach
          • Outdoor pool


          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wireless internet connection in room (free)
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Hot tub
          • Non-smoking hotel
          • Microwave in room
          • High-speed internet in room
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Kitchenette
          • Free parking
          • Family rooms


          • Suites


          • Meeting rooms/conference facilities
          • Continental Breakfast
          • Banquet room
          • Business Services
          • Meal plan

          TripAdvisor Reviews Rio Sands Hotel Aptos

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Aptos

          Day 5...and it begins.....

          A travel blog entry by bluetiger on Aug 08, 2015

          11 photos

          ... and some friends visiting from her home country of Brazil. Sandra has worked at the hotel for over 20 years. What a warm, lovely person she is. She has made Mike and I feel very special and has gone out of her way to ensure that we are always stocked up on water, ice, and milk for our tea and that Mike has a comfy chair and cushions for his back either in the restaurant, or out on the patio. Earlier today, Mike was sitting on one of the ...

          Magical Monterey

          A travel blog entry by danandrach on Oct 21, 2014

          39 photos

          ... Seals, sea lions, pelicans and all sorts of other birds were in abundance and everywhere to be seen, but the best of all was the wild sea otter we saw feeding on some mussels under the pier then floating out on his back to munch his way through them. He was so cool to watch and literally a couple of feet down from us. Seals were swimming all around the sea otter and a couple of sea lions were chilling right underneath the deck. We have never seen so much activity like ...

          Bike to Lover's Point on Pacific Coastal Trail

          A travel blog entry by malonetravels2 on May 22, 2014

          103 photos

          ... watching them when a guy came up and told us they were fishing for anchovies and his cousin was the best of the captain's out there. The boat would play out a long net with weights along the side and then go in circles until they then began bringing in the nets. It was a long process and then they would lift the full net onto the boat and cull their ...

          Day 22 - Aptos

          A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp on Mar 28, 2014

          16 photos

          ... Cruz on HWY 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy)
          - were advised to skip the 17 mile drive... Not sure if this was a good idea as the internet photos look amazing.

          Sights: China Beach, Santa Clara

          Activities: walked ...

          Lilly time again!

          A travel blog entry by carol_fred on Oct 03, 2013

          29 photos

          ... they had always wanted to try it. Lilly is really into the Magic Tree House books, so this was perfect. We walked home and quickly went to sleep since it was really 3 hours later on our body clocks!

          Friday, Oct 4 -

          We got up early to be at the RV repair shop in Salinas by 8:00 so we didn't take Lilly to school :-( However, Big Mo was ready and waiting for us so we were off to the Monterey Pines ...