After a short journey through the Mexican jungle, Costa 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.

Costa Careyes is an exclusive luxury private estate resort 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 Costa 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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Costa 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. Luxury car service to and from the airport, as well as transportation while at the resort during ONDALINDA x CAREYES are included in the Accommodations Packages. Private airplane charters operate between the Puerto Vallarta Airport and a 4,000 ft. grass landing strip is located near Costa Careyes in Chamela (CHM31). Please let us know if we can assist with transportation requests. It is our pleasure to help with the chartering of planes. Flights are not included in the Accommodations Packages.



Direct flights to Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) from:

  • Los Angeles, CA  (LAX) with Alaska and Delta
  • Mexico City (MEX) 4 flights daily with Aeromar and Aeromexico
  • Houston (IAH) with Delta

Direct flights to PuertoVallarta (PVR) from:

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Houston
  • Mexico City
  • Other important cities.

Most flights are offered by Delta, Alaska Airlines, Aeromexico




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.