Gian Franco Brignone, the founder of Costa Careyes, set out to create a unique resort which would combine the sensuality of the Mediterranean, with the craftsmanship of Mexico and its friendly hospitality. A resort that would meld luxury with spectacular natural beauty. Today, Costa Careyes is one of the world’s most coveted destinations among the cognoscenti, with an unparalleled list of VIP and celebrity visitors who come to celebrate the amazing setting and quality of life. A vision realized.
The shimmering azure waters and intensely blue sky help shape the lifestyle of Careyes. Open living spaces. perfect weather, and breathtaking vistas makes daytime living in Careyes oriented to the outdoors, whether it be for active pursuits or total relaxation. At night the mood shifts to candlelit dinners or late night parties with lively entertainment. One of the most international communities in the Americas, residents of Careyes represent more than fourty nationalities.
Careyes is beautiful all year, featuring a micro-climate that is unique to the west coast of Mexico. The typical day time temperatures are in the low 80°s and the evenings are in the low 70°s to upper 60°s. It rarely rains more than 25 days per year in Careyes, and even then the rain tends to be in the early evening or at night when offshore storms illuminate the night skies. Regardless of the time of year, Careyes always enjoys cooling sea breezes.
- Costa Careyes Polo Club season from November to April
- Hotel El Careyes
- El Tamarindo Golf Resort one of the world’s top courses
- Las Alamandas Resort renown resort owned by Isabel Goldsmith
- Costa Cuixmala Resort fabled estate of Sir James Goldsmith
- Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere 30,000 acre nature reserve (13,000 has)
- Chamela Bay & Islands with its unspoiled white sand beaches
- Church of San Mateo a Careyes style church
The most stunning homes on the Mexican Pacific, these Careyes style villas were designed to thrill. Each castle is situated on a prime oceanfront point with panoramic views of ocean, beaches, coastline, and mountains. These enchanting hideaways commune with their natural surroundings like no other villas. They are fully staffed with butler, chef, maids, including turn down service and wireless internet connection. The exemplary service is attentive but un-obstrusive. Each castle is a unique, tranquil oasis
Sol de Occidente
Located in the most desirable position in Careyes, this 6 bedrooms Castle sits at the end of a pristine peninsula above Playa Careyes. Surrounded by a vast swimming pool, the castle’s bedrooms and living areas have views to the ocean, coastline, beaches and mountains. An electric gondola takes guests to a small private beach with palapa. The inspired design includes a romantic bedroom suite inside a tower located on the cliffs edge. Incomparable.
Sol de Oriente
This sensually 6 bedrooms Castle is the ideal location to host a special event. The vast living palapa is surrounded by spacious ocean view terraces. The impressive entry staircases open to a lobby with fountain and an ocean view terrace with pool beyond. The three bedrooms in the main house have direct pool access and are complemented by a tower bedroom suite which is accessed by an electric gondola. A seamless blending of innovative style and unspoiled nature.
Perched on an oceanfront point, the 8 bedrooms Mi Ojo is a Careyes icon, it is the house which defined the Careyes style. Ocean breezes, crashing waves, fragrant blossoms, and vibrant colors, it is a feast of the senses. A hanging bridge, over 90 ft. ( 30 meters) in the air, connects to a small private island with natural gardens and a meditation platform. An electric gondola takes guests to two private beaches with pier. A large roof terrace is the perfect spot to watch the intense Careyes sunsets. A cathedral like living palapa affords panoramic views of the bay, coastline and open ocean.
All of the villas are designed in the unique Careyes style of architecture and many of them have appeared in design magazines around the world. They all feature stunning views and lush tropical landscaping which creates a very private personal paradise. They are all fully staffed with a butler, cook, and maids who provide personalized and friendly service to four or five bedrooms. Places for memorable experience.
Nido de Amor
This oceanfront villa is dramatically located on a cliff with stunning views to both the ocean and an expanse of untouched nature. The three bedrooms are all ocean view. The open living palapa and pool terrace on the cliffs edge absorb the ambiance of the rarified environment. An ocean view grotto room adds to the house’s many moods.
Villas of Playa Rosa
The villa’s warm colors reflect its warm and friendly personality. Exceptionally detailed, the villa luxuriates in lush tropical gardens that open to sweeping views of the ocean and the unspoiled coastline. A soaring open living palapa captures the ocean breezes and sets the mood for relaxing days around the large infinity pool. By night the living palapa with its raised ocean view dining area, takes on a soft romantic glow.
Casitas de las Flores & Constellations
Casitas de las Flores are located between the El Careyes Hotel and Playa Rosa Beach. This charmingly colorful “pueblo”, offers beautiful ocean views, concierge & daily maid service. The casitas are located in the center of the beautiful quiet bay surrounded by tropical flowers and bunganvilia.
The new 3 bedroom villas called Constellations are located above Casitas de las Flores. They offer breathtaking views of the Careyes bay, elegant new design and privacy.
Bungalows of Playa Rosa
The world’s smallest hotel. The ultimate in barefoot chic. Three stylish beach bungalows, ideally situated for sunning on the quiet Playa Rosa or swimming in the warm protected waters of Careyes bay. Adjoining them is the acclaimed Playa Rosa restaurant, an ideal venue for special events, from weddings, to special birthdays or other celebration. Fresh fish, wildly romantic decorations all combined to create unique and memorable experiences.
Plaza Caballeros del Sol, a newly created square and center for cultural and artistic expression with multifunctional purposes. It includes an open air cinema and theater, art gallery, a conference and meeting space for 100. Shops of Mexican arts & crafts, boutiques, pizzeria, bar and tacos. Beautiful contemplative space and yoga studio tucked in a tropical Forest.
- Ocean Kayaking in calm protected waters.
- Scuba Diving from offshore islands.
- Surfing bring your own board.
- Coastal Tours stunning views of the unique Careyes architecture.
- Horseback Riding along beaches and through jungles.
- Mountain Biking scenic trails for all rider levels.
- Save the sea turtles
- Polo Tournaments, practices and lessons available.
- Golf at El Tamarindo one of the world’s top ranked courses.
- Massage & Yoga
Weddings & Events
Planning a very special occasion surrounded by the most exquisite flavors of Mexico? We can organize every aspect of the events. Our very talented staff is ready to help you on choosing the best to design that special day. Just make it happen!
- Birthdays & Anniversaries
- Photo Shoots
- Film Location
Located three miles south of the Costa Careyes. The club has two regulation size bermuda fields, stables and restaurant Rancho Don Andres.
Games are normally held four times a week and individuals and teams are welcome. A la carte games and events can be arranged. There are more than 60 very handy ponies for rent and polo pros.
Green fees from $(US)80 per game per player, monthly and seasonal rates available. Higher rates for Christmas / New Year’s holidays…
Our regular seasons runs from November to April, a time of low humidity, cools nights and an average temperature of a pleasant 72- 76 F.
We feature a wide range of special events including the Copa de l’ Amistad to be played in both Paris and Careyes, Copa Agua Alta, the Invitational Master Cup and the club hosted the playoff matches from the FIP World Polo Championship Mexico.
Polo watchers are welcome without charge.
Careyes, located on Highway 200 in Costalegre, State of Jalisco, is a pleasant 2 1/2 drive south of Puerto Vallarta and only a little over an hour north of the Manzanillo International Airport. Luxury car service and taxis are available at both airports but a rental car is recommended for your stay in Careyes in order to explore the surrounding areas. In addition, private small airplane charters operate between the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and a 4,000 ft. grass landing strip near Careyes in Chamela.