It all began when the Italian visionary Gian Franco Brignone, flying in a small plane discovered his ultimate canvas…The beautiful series of bays that make up Costa Careyes was the landscape that he was searching for, and what is now the Iconic destination of Careyes, with its signature architecture and colorful flare it is a truly magnificent place.
In Careyes nature has been preserved and featured while constructing monuments of modern architecture, with its own unique style, on rocky cliffs, intimate bays, nature has been embraced and reveals some of the most stunning coastline on the Pacific Ocean.
Costa Careyes is nestled in a group of bays just north of Manzanillo, or about three hours south of Puerto Vallarta. It is absolutley one of the best stand up paddle play grounds in Mexico. Home to celebrities and found on fashion covers world wide, we discovered that the truly best way to admire the coastline of Careyes is on a Stand Up Paddle board!
The beautiful Constellation Aries…(above)
The SUP in Careyes is like your Venitian Gondola taking in the sights and amazing architecture… as you frolic from Playa Rosa restaurant to Playa Teopa.. Under your own paddle power there really is no better way to absorb all Careyes has to offer. With so much diversity, it doesn’t matter what your preference, whatever SUP discipline you partake, here you will find everything your looking for from world class Surf, to long distance paddles, touring, and fishing.
The beach at Playa Rosa offers some protected paddling, with an island sheltering wind and waves, making for fantastic adventures for the whole family, ideal for a snorkel, swim and SUP adventure after some fresh local carpaccio de pescado from our favorite restaurant Playa Rosa.
So much to see, above and below the water, Stand Up Paddle boards are a great way to take it all in when visiting Careyes.
The islands of Chametla bay make for another spectacular Costa Careyes SUP adventure, with several islands to explore, beautiful clean water, secret beaches, so much to discover, a must do on your Careyes SUP adventure. Bring your SUP surf boards as in a west swell the peeling waves make for some long rides in a truly spectacular surrounding.
One Islands of Chametla Bay…
Cave exploration on the islands of Chametla bay….
SUP in Careyes really puts the beauty in perspective, and gives you awe inspiring views that can be truly appreciated from the freedom of your Stand up Paddle board…!
There are many accommodation options, starting with some very reasonably priced condos at the Casitas de las Flores… To the massive Castles like Sol de Oriente, and Sol de Occidente.
From world class waves, to spectacular sup fishing, island hoping, downwinders, or just a easy paddle after lunch in Playa Rosa, Careyes really is the ultimate luxury SUP escape in Mexico!
The friendly staff of Constellation Aries, set the table for this Dinner with a view on our last night in Careyes…WOW..!
The crew from Surf Mexico… Adam, Vero, Felix, Jose Luis, Martha, Val, Meagan, Ron, Chachin…
Mexico’s Top Stand Up Paddle Destinations – Costa Careyes