When you’re not relaxing and soaking up the sun, there is plenty to do within walking distance of Gecko Rock.
Santa Elena Laguna
You’ll find plenty that’s worth photographing within a short walk of Gecko Rock.
The best thing to do at Gecko Rock is to completely unwind and do absolutely nothing at all, but a number of awesome day trips are available to break up your relaxation with a little bit of adventure!
It’s easy to get out and explore. Taxis are inexpensive in Mexico and we’ll run you to the local taxi stand free of charge.
If you’d like to do some snorkeling during your stay with us just let us know and we’ll make it happen.
Deep Blue Dive operate a safe and shaded boat and their crew provides everything else you need for a comfortable and safe day in the ocean. Their team is made up of internationally trained dive masters as well as highly experienced local diver masters and captains.
If you choose deep sea fishing, depending on the season, you’re mostly fishing for sailfish, marlin, dorado (mahimahi) and yellow fin tuna. With ‘close to shore’ fishing the boat will stay near the shoreline and you can expect to catch bonito, mackerel, sierra, skip jack and needle fish.
We can set you up with one of the most knowledgeable and interesting guides in Puerto Escondido, Levi at Surf and Fishing Charters.
Please note that fishing tours cannot be cancelled on short notice. If you decide to cancel once arriving to Mexico you will be responsible for payment.
A boat tour is a fantastic way to see Puerto Escondido from a different point of view – all while getting an up close look at the local sealife. We’ll set you up with Omar to head out for a journey along the dolphin highway where you’ll see bumper to bumper traffic with spotted, common, spinner, and bottlenose dolphins, turtles, manta rays, flying fish, humpback whales and a whole lot more.
Boat tours are ideally booked in advance so let us know if you’re up for the ride.
Please note that boat tours cannot be cancelled on short notice. If you decide to cancel once arriving to Mexico you will be responsible for payment.
Puerto Escondido Day Trip
You can take your time to explore Puerto, spending time in places that interest you the most. Your self-tour can include a fabulous store for more up-market souvenirs on the Rinconada, La Juquileña to sample the best tlayudas in town (Oaxacan pizza), some time in the colorful Benito Juarez marketplace, or fish tacos and an ice cold one on the beach. Zipping from one area of Puerto Escondido to another is easy and cheap with the abundant local taxi service. Going anywhere around Puerto usually costs a couple bucks.
Dress casual, like everyone else…Summer clothes, comfortable sandals and minimal jewelry, carefree. There is such a huge expat population in Puerto that you won’t be left feeling like an outsider. When you spend some time in Puerto you’ll see why so many people immigrate to make it their home, it really is a big slice of special.
Artisan Mezcal Tasting
Here you will learn the process of how mezcal is made and be able to sample their mezcals as well as the delicious cremas that come in flavors such as piña colada and cappuccino.
Artisan mezcal differs from the factory produced stuff as it is distilled in a clay pot over a fire, producing a smooth and unique flavor that you won’t find in any of the commercially bottled mezcals. The pure mezcals they sell come in beautiful, hand painted bottles…outstanding souvenirs.
If you’d like to visit Mazunte or explore another part of the coast while you’re here, just let us know and we’ll help you arrange a driver for the day.
Read through our blog to learn more about the gorgeous Oaxacan Riviera.