After a short journey through the Mexican jungle, Careyes appears out of nowhere like a mirage or a vision: Perfectly paved cobblestone streets and immaculately manicured lush tropical gardens wind their way up to a kaleidoscope of colored private villas and ocean castles built into the cliffs that rise from the sea. In the bay below them, sits an emerald green island, lapped by azure waves, straight out of Neverland. Once you spot it, you know you have truly arrived and your adventure has officially begun.

Careyes is a private property comprised of Ocean Castles, Private Villas, Casitas and Bungalows. It is located in Costalegre on the Mexican Pacific beaches of the south coast of Jalisco, Mexico. Founded by Gian Franco Brignone in 1968, this continuously family owned and operated unique private beach resort combines the sensuality of the Mediterranean with a unique architecture and the hospitableness of Mexico. The community in Careyes is equally as important, beautiful and colorful as the place itself. Eccentric, elegant, educated, multi lingual and generally fascinating, they are all characters. Likewise, are the guests who are compelled to visit this most magical land. Careyes’ specific combination of natural beauty, architecture and sybaritic lifestyle, make it one of the world's most coveted destinations among the cognoscenti. 

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Careyes, Mexico is easily accessible. Located on highway 200 which links Manzanillo to Puerto Vallarta, it is just over an hour drive from Manzanillo International Airport and a 2.5 hour drive from Puerto Vallarta.  Private airplane charters operate between the Puerto Vallarta Airport and a 4,000 ft. grass landing strip is located near Careyes in Chamela (CHM31). 


Private car service and taxis are also available to and from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and Manzanillo (ZLO) Airports. To book your car, please contact:

WhatsApp: +52 1 315 100 7018 - EMAIL



Flights to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) from:

  • Los Angeles, CA  (LAX) with Alaska Airlines

  • Mexico City (MEX) 3 flights daily with Aeromexico

Direct flights to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) from:

  • New York

  • Los Angeles

  • Houston

  • Mexico City

  • Other major cities.


For those of you who wish to fly private, airplane and helicopter charters operate between the Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo Airports and a 4,000 ft. grass landing strip is located near Careyes in Chamela (CHM31). To book, please contact:

THE CABO AGENCY (5 Passenger Helicopter Service)
Phone: +1 310 499 4180

AEROSAFIN (8 Passenger Pilatus Plane Service)
Phone: +52 1 33 3688 5415
WhatsApp: +52 1 33 1140 3204 (Cynthia)



Careyes is beautiful all year, including the summer, featuring a micro-climate that is unique to the west coast of Mexico. The typical day time temperatures are on average between 23° and 28°C (73° - 83° F).  Regardless of the time of year, Careyes always enjoys cooling sea breezes.