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Gecko Rock’s Poblano Enchilada Salsa

Made from scratch salsas are the secret to taking your Mexican cooking skills to the next level and beyond. And this poblano enchilada sauce is one of the tastiest we serve at Gecko Rock. While it’s ideal for chicken molotes, this salsa is extremely versatile. It works great for both flavouring meats within your dish…

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The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have with a Pole

Reeling in a big fish is a quintessential Mexico holiday experience. From the rush of the fight to the smell of fresh Spanish Mackerel sizzling on the grill, a day out with Levi and Surf & Fishing Charters is a surefire recipe for an awesome day. Spending a few hours out at sea is one…

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8 Can’t Miss Experiences for your Puerto Escondido Holiday

Part of the beauty of traveling overseas is collecting new and exciting experiences to plug into your memory bank. Here are eight activities you’ll want to get ticked off your Puerto Escondido or Huatulco vacation to-do list: 1. Enjoy a coco frío. Coconuts are super healthy and full of all-natural electrolytes. And nothing screams Tropical…

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Experience the Oaxacan Countryside Like Never Before

More often than not people come to Puerto Escondido to relax at the beach or sip freshly squeezed lime Margaritas poolside. When you’re up for a spot of adventure there’s no better way to get a taste of country life in Oaxaca than taking a guided mountain bike tour through the foothills of the gorgeous…

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Gecko Rock’s Mexico Driving Guide

Renting a car for your Puerto Escondido or Huatulco vacation is a great way to see the best of the Oaxacan Coast while enjoying the freedom of the road. From mountain adventures to discovering seldom visited tropical beaches, having your own set of wheels makes it easier to reach destinations that are off-the-beaten path and…

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Market Day in Small Oaxacan Mountain Town

If you want an authentic Oaxacan experience then a visit to Santo Domingo de Morelos on market day needs to be plugged into your vacation itinerary. Market day is every Sunday and Santo Domingo is easily reached from either Puerto Escondido, Mazunte or Huatulco. (We’ll give you directions at the end of this post.) Many…

FMK Mexico Motorcycle Tour

Ducati Adventures on the Oaxacan Coast

Experienced motorcycle enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on the chance to explore paradise on a Ducati or BMW sports bike. It’s easy to participate from Gecko Rock Resort with tours departing from Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido. FMK Mexico offers voyages up the coast or into the mountains for day trippers, as well as…

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Laguna de La Ventanilla: An unforgettable eco-tourism adventure

If your holiday motto is “dance all night and sleep all day”, head straight for the open bar at Cancun’s Dady ´O. But if you’d rather bring home vacation memories that go beyond outwitting a hangover in paradise, then Puerto Escondido and the Oaxacan Riviera might be just the destination for your next Mexican getaway.…

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Puerto Angel’s Secret Beach Cove

If you wish to swill insanely overpriced drinks, served out of a pineapple in an overcrowded cheesy tourist bar, there are tons of direct flights into Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to buy yet another Hard Rock Café t-shirt and stave off your daily hangover with…

Sunset at Gecko Rock.

Complete Guide to the Beaches of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

The sleepy little fishing town of Puerto Escondido has got a beach for everyone. From monster waves for world class surfing to tranquil waters teeming with fish life for snorkeling, and everything in between. It’s all here. Compared to the chock-full tourist beaches of Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, every beach in Puerto Escondido is going…

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Incredible Mediterranean Food in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

This photo of El Sultan is courtesy of TripAdvisor It’s a real shame that we didn’t know Ruben used to run a falafel kiosk called El Mono Loco in Puerto Escondido before changing the name and expanding to a larger location on the Rinconada. Not only is the falafel and hummus the best you’ll find…

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Check out this absolutely incredible wonder of nature.

Got a bucket list? Here’s an activity that needs to slide right into the number one slot: cheering on tens of thousands of sea turtles. Whether it’s the mums laying their eggs or the babies hatching and making their way out to sea, it’s truly an experience you’ll never forget. And there’s no better place…