We just finished up a week at Geckoes and truly had the vacation of a lifetime. The property is stunning and so well managed. I can't say enough good things about our hosts, and all of their help with restaurant recommendations, travel pointers, trusted tour guides, and more. Tom and Zoe's guests are their top priority, and that makes being one of their guests a real treat.
The location of Geckoes is perfect. We were secluded from traffic and road noise, surrounded by rainforest trees and plants (plants that the hummingbirds loved, we got to watch them every day!). We were within walking distance of the beach and a handful of restaurants, and an easy walk or cab ride into Puerto Viejo. The house was so well-kept--I've never wanted to spend time at the place I was staying more than I wanted to go and explore, but the hammocks, plunge pool, and howler monkeys were all keeping us company, so staying in was just as fun as heading out!
As first-time travelers to Costa Rica, we really got lucky in finding and booking this place. I feel like I stumbled upon a best-kept secret, and the next time we go to book it there will be an 8-month waiting list!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Geckoes Lodge has two luxury holiday houses, each with a private plunge pool in a magnificent rain forest setting. Each house has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, bedrooms with bathrooms en suite, terrace and barbecue next to your private pool. It's a place to escape to but only minutes from spectacular beaches, superb restaurants and all the activities this coast has to offer. Holiday in Barefoot Luxury at Geckoes Lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Geckoes Lodge Costa Rica/Limon