Where to Go in 2019? Just ask AFAR Magazine... “Careyes... this artsy beach getaway was Mexico’s best-kept secret—until now.
When to Go: In the winter months, the skies are clear and the temperature hovers in the upper 70s. December through March is the prime time to spot migrating gray and humpback whales—and to catch a polo match at the Careyes Polo Club.
Why Now: It all started in July 1968, when Italian banker Gian Franco Brignone spotted a large plot of rugged jungle on a flight along Mexico’s western coast and decided to buy it. Over the last 50 years, more than $350 million has been invested to preserve the 20,000-plus-acre nature reserve—and to create the exclusive Costa Careyes development. What began as a Mediterranean-inspired getaway for Europeans jet-setters is more accessible than ever, thanks in part to the recent opening of El Careyes Club & Residences. Previously, travelers had only three rental options: a staffed villa, one of the resort’s casitas, or a thatch-roofed beach bungalow. Now, El Careyes is the closest thing to a hotel in the area, with 36 apartment-style accommodations—each with a fully equipped kitchen and ocean-facing terrace—and five infinity pools. The town exudes both luxury and a bohemian spirit that springs from the owners’ dedication to the arts. Visitors can attend weekly film screenings, explore works created by artists in residence, and tour a contemporary gallery in the Plaza de los Caballeros del Sol, the petite downtown. Guests can also take advantage of a complimentary concierge service to arrange activities such as ocean kayaking, horseback riding, and even trips to release baby sea turtles at Teopa beach with the nonprofit Careyes Foundation.
How to Get There: Most travelers fly to Manzanillo’s Playa de Oro International Airport (via Mexico City, if coming from anywhere but Los Angeles) and rent a car for the 90-minute drive north to Careyes.” Link to full article in bio #NoTimeLikeThePresent#careyes#careyesrealestate