Subregion: Costa Careyes

Costa Careyes Photo

Stretching from Chamela down to the Cuitzmala river, Costa Careyes is even more rugged than the coastline of Chamela to the north, with larger, more protected coves and bays, and spectacular high rocky cliffs that plunge precipitously into the ocean below. It is home to two luxury resorts and not much else. But what resorts they are!

Careyes was founded in 1968 by Gan Franco Brignone and continues today under the guidance of his son Giorgio. It is built around the beachfront Costa Careyes hotel with 40 luxury homes and assorted bungalows perched on the cliffs surrounding it. The Brignone family, in building and owning a number of these homes themselves, created what has become known today as the “Careyes Style” of architecture; where the Mediterranean meets Mexico.