Gecko Rock Resort

Rancho Playa El Tule, Santa Elena, Oaxaca, 70948, Mexico

Fodor’s Expert Review

Imagine staying at the stylish beach home of good friends, and you’ll get a sense of the vibe at this small adults-only hotel near the tidal pools of Agua Blanca, the only place to stay near the turtle sanctuary at La Escobilla Beach. Owned by a young couple—he’s American and she’s Kiwi—the property offers a collection of four cheerful casitas, each equipped with a king-size bed and rooftop palapa with ocean views. All meals are included (you preorder from a menu featuring American, Thai, and Mexican cuisine before you arrive) and are served alfresco overlooking the free-form swimming pool. Finish your meal with a chilled shot of coconut-infused mezcal from Los Cántaros mezcaleria. Wi-Fi is free. Time your visit for a turtle arribada or release at La Escobilla, one of the world's most important nesting beaches for olive ridley turtles.

PROS

  • seclusion
  • pristine beach
  • attentive service

CONS

  • king-size beds may not suit all travelers
  • need a car to get anywhere other than beach
  • $5 daily fee for a/c

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
New, Gay and Lesbian
Intimate
Near the beach
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 958-583–5119 | 206-923–9233

HOTEL DETAILS

4 bungalows
Rate Includes: No credit cards, Closed July–Sept., All meals

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