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Calle del Comercio 2, Capurgana 278017 Colombia
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#1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Capurgana
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4.8
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4.7
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4.8
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4.9
Posada del Gecko is a small budget hostel in Capurgana centre with an internal private garden where hosts can gather in a cosy and friendly environment. Posada del Gecko is strategically positioned 20 meters from the sea in the center of village and has 3 rooms bungalow style and 4 rooms with private bathroom, a common kitchen and an internal italian restaurant.The premise has been built by Alberto, an italian architect who own the property, following traditional construction uses and using local materials.
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Grade: 59 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 5 miles
3Attractionswithin 5 miles
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Cesar H wrote a review Mar 2021
Pereira, Colombia6 contributions1 helpful vote
La atención del personal de la posada es impecable, desde la llegada al puerto estan muy atentos a ubicarte hasta el lugar. Los tours son muy agradables, sin afanes y los guias tienen una excelente disposicion y sentido del humor. Las instalaciones son muy aseadas, organizadas y ofrecen servicio de restaurante, la comida es deliciosa y en enormes cantidades. La ubicacion del lugar permite visitar sitios muy agradables en la noche. Sin duda, una experiencia muy agradable. Staffs are very welcoming at the hostal and their attention is impeccable, from the moment you step on the port to the time you get to the room they are friendly and helpful. The tours are awesome full of fun and enjoyable, the tour guide stff is very patient and full of joy. The place is super clean, organized and they also offer services of restaurants, and to be honest the food is amazing and lots of it, can´t leave the place hungry. The location of Posada El Gecko allows you to have an incredible night due to the closeness to the beach where sunsets are breathtaking. The best place to visit in Capurgana... no doubts of going back.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Gareth H wrote a review Nov 2019
Hereford, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
2 hour wait with no apology before the 1st dish came out. Pizza was good but not worth the wait. Asking for the bill they struggled to split it and didn't have any change and couldn't use card........ better options close by
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Laazul wrote a review Aug 2017
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The place is well located not far from high street and little shops and bakerys, it is important to know that there is a bar restaurant in the place itself and therefore there is music going on until 1am, personal is friendly and helpful, you can get pizza and beer or other drinks in this place.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Karen B wrote a review Apr 2017
Crouch End, United Kingdom114 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night on our way to San Blas. The ladies were super helpful- doing our laundry really quickly and letting us pay in dollars when we realised we had run out of pesos. The pizza was great too. The private room we took (70k) was basic and could have done with a few extra touches like a lamp and hooks for towels. My main issue with the room though was that there were a lot of mosquitos and no net. The night we stayed there was also a power cut meaning the room got ridiculous hot without the fan - we had to leave the front door open for the slightest breeze. It was a quiet, chilled place though, and would recommend for a quick stay on your way through if you have your own mos net.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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jujuth91 wrote a review Apr 2017
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin5 contributions2 helpful votes
we went visiting the restaurant (wich is the best for italian food and drinks) and as we saw the beautiful place, we decided to stay for our last two nights, lucky they still have an extra room for us since it was really crowded for the semana santa... wish we could have stay for longer, they made us feel at home and took care of us! the place to stay if you are in Capurgana!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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spillandrew0 wrote a review Sep 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
we stayed at la posada del gecko a week ago after we traveled around Colombia for a while... the place was fully booked, so i guess we were lucky we made a reservation before! At night we ordered at their restaurant and the pizza was just terrific! Our room was clean, private bathroom and fan. We also booked one of the tours they offer and went with a group to visit some nice beach es around. Wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Stefano G wrote a review Jun 2016
8 contributions5 helpful votes
I think Alberto is the most fabulous owner i met in my backpacker life. He is really awesome and helpful. The Posada is a good place to stay and warm hospitality soul. I will surely come back again, Capurgana is in my heart.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Catalina P wrote a review Jun 2016
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Went to the hostel in April and stayed in a private room. The place is very calm and very close to the beach, which was a plus. The owner is Italian and he cooks delicious meals. The wifi was slow, but that is common in the island, was looking to disconnect anyways. Recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Lizbush wrote a review Oct 2015
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions16 helpful votes
Ok hostel. No air con, only fans to keep you cool at night. The courtyard is a nice area to hang out in. The kitchen isn't really for guest use which is unfortunate because the food in town is expensive. But the owners were nice enough to let us use their kitchen. The owners who run the place are never around if you need anything which is kind of annoying. Most people in Capugana are not super friendly or helpful, they just do their own thing. We would recommend going to Sapzurro.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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gabriele d wrote a review Jul 2015
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I had a great trip of the san blas islands and I end up in Capurgana at la posada del gecko! What a great , relaxing atmosphere! Alberto's simple Italian cucine is amazing : best place in town to eat. The rooms are cozy and clean.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$27 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaChoco DepartmentCapurgana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Posada del Gecko
Which popular attractions are close to Posada del Gecko?
Nearby attractions include La Piscina de los Dioses (0.3 miles), Reserva Natural El Cielo (0.5 miles), and Reserva Natural El Cielo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Posada del Gecko?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Posada del Gecko?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Posada del Gecko?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Gecko Cafe Bar, Restaurante Josefina's, and Finca Feel Free.
Is Posada del Gecko located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Capurgana.
Are pets allowed at Posada del Gecko?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.