Costa Careyes is a magical protected estate and community created by GianFranco Brignone, an extraordinary man with amazing vision. Flying over this coast in 1968 he fell in love with it and never left. Together with his family the dream continues, building a unique threshold between community, nature, wellbeing & art.
This singular place is made of 60+ castles, houses and casitas with the most amazing and surreal architecture. Costa Careyes is also home to amazing art projects like its cultural plaza, its beautiful Art Gallery which has hosted incredible artists and of course Arte Careyes, a 10 day film festival that includes music and contemporary art in this most inspiring setting.
Costa Careyes is located at the center of the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere and so has a special compromise with the preservation of all the wildlife that inhabits it, 13,000 hectares of boundless nature, endless virgin beaches and breathtaking beauty. Creating with this a unique place in the world, a place known for its beauty, its respect and thought out growth.
Only a 2 hour flight from Los Angeles, Costa Careyes is located along highway 200 which links Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo and it is only a little over an hour drive from the Manzanillo International Airport.
Careyes is the place to experience and become part of a solid community dedicated to preserving the environment and then to enrich it through education, culture and art.