My girlfriend and I just came back from a week at Gecko Rock- feeling very relaxed! The resort is located in the small town of Santa Elena, in between the slightly larger towns of Puerto Escondido and Huatulco. The resort is very clean and modern, and the beaches are pristine and beautiful!
Mike and Aileen are very gracious hosts who have created a great product for those looking to get away from it all and relax. On vacations I usually hop city to city, with my nose in a guidebook. This is the first vacation I've been on where I was in the pool with my nose in a book most of the time.
Definitely take time to learn and play Kubb; it's a fun and highly addictive variant of bocce ball.
The food here is absolutely superb. We ate breakfast lunch and dinner here every day, each freshly prepared. Aileen also uses some of the time she spent in Asia to give some of the dishes a delicious twist. My favorite was the chipotle pork!
Traveler's Tip: Don't overload yourself with activities before you arrive; you'll end up canceling a bunch to hang around the resort and relax!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an all-inclusive, adult only, boutique beach resort 28km from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Relax at the pool, spend the day on our secluded beach, enjoy quiet star-filled nights and the sounds of the sea. When you're here, our home is your home. From delicious meals prepared with fresh ingredients to insights into this vibrant area, we'll make your vacation one to remember. By the way, we are gay friendly, and also just plain friendly. ... more less