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Costa Careyes Exclusive Lifestyle Community in Mexico

By Alex Moretti


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Located in Costalegre in the Mexican Pacific beaches on the south coast of Jalisco, Costa Careyes is an exclusive lifestyle community founded by GianFranco Brignone in 1968.

The family is now following the tradition. This unique private resort estate combines the sensuality of the Mediterranean with the craftsmanship and friendly hospitality of Mexico, making it one of the world’s most coveted destinations among the cognoscenti. Guests experience the luxury, spectacular natural beauty, breathtaking setting and sybaritic quality of life.


Sol de Occidente and Sol de Oriente. The most stunning homes on the Mexican Pacific, these Careyes style castles 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 castle. They are fully staffed with butler, chef, maids, used to deliver taylor made service. The exemplary service is attentive but un-obtrusive. Each is a tranquil oasis.

Aerial photo of Careyes Bay with 2 Poles Villas
Aerial photo of Careyes Bay with 2 Soles Villas


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, chef, and maid who provide personalized and friendly service. Places for memorable experiences.

Costa Careyes villas stunning ocean view
Costa Careyes villas stunning ocean view


Relax zone bungalows
Relax zone bungalows

Bungalows in 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. On the same beach is the acclaimed Playa Rosa Restaurant with its fine food, wildly romantic decor and musical entertainment.



  • 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
  • Tennis
  • Golf at El Tamarindo one of the world’s top ranked courses
  • Massage & Yoga


  • Ocean Kayaking in calm protected waters
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving from offshore islands
  • Fishing
  • Surfing bring your own board
  • Coastal Tours stunning views of the unique Careyes architecture.

Polo Club

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.

Getting there

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.

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About Alex Moretti

Adventure junkie, content creator and storyteller, Alex left his nine-to-five career lifestyle to become a full time world traveler. He started his journey to the unknown 5 years ago and visited more than 30 countries and 400 cities ever since. Learn more about Placeaholic's Editorial Process.

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