Stunningly sensual architecture, a luxurious approach to true bohemian life, outstanding art & culture and a generosity of spirit are just some of the things you will find in Costa Careyes, Mexico. This seaside utopia is a splendid marriage of Mexican flavor, vibrant colors, and wild international elegance. It is safe to say of all the places I have seen on the planet, this jewel on the sea called Careyes is the place I could easily spend the rest of my life.
Take a flight into Manzanillo (south of Puerto Vallarta) and drive an hour north to Costa Careyes! It’s one winding road to paradise. There you will find nature in all its wild beauty: treacherous cliffs and crashing ocean contrasted against sensuously modern homes painted in bright gem tones, enormous thatched palapas and infinity pools reflecting the glorious sky. By now there have been many replicas of this look but Careyes is the original original of this style.
Careyes is not only a place; it is a way of Being. Careyes is a culture unto itself. Here a passionate love of life and nature is complimented by incredible sophistication, daring eccentricity, and a love of community that’s reflected in the many cultural, ecological, and public health initiatives aimed at the local population. What’s also great fun is that the longtime residents have a tradition of elaborate themed parties (they celebrate Chinese New Year in incredible style), and they embrace originality and glamour in the truest sense of the word. Those who populate Careyes possess an astounding confidence in their ability to mix unexpected elements like modern art and native materials; wearing a kaftan with a top hat and no shoes to a dinner party here would be completely normal. Basically, anything goes as long as it is unique and created with love.
Only an experience of Careyes will convey all the incredible facets that exist there. These are my recommendations for the full experience:
FLY INTO MANZANILLO, NOT PUERTO VALLARTA.
If you can help it, do it! It makes the difference of a 3 hour drive or an hour and a half drive. Either way, Careyes is well worth the wait!
RENT A VILLA OR CASITA.