El Careyes Beach Resort
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... where I am presently staying is really so reminiscent of the "Old World," of maybe 500 years ago when the major populations and cities of the Western world were based in spiritual or religious centers, e.g., Rome, Constantinople, etc., in contrast to much of the Western world today that has its major cities based in major economic centers like New York, Los Angeles, etc. Most of these small towns and cities have their own Catholic churches and the local ...
... minor stroke that has affected her walking and
balance. She had not been eating well for over a week, and she has been
sleeping quite a bit. Slowly, she has gotten better, but she no longer has the
pep or strength she once had. She has congestive heart failure which was
diagnosed back in Texas nearly 2
years ago, so we continue to monitor who condition and give her daily heart
And not to mention
a tire blow out that we ...
... for any RV so take it slow and on your way out watch out for low hanging branches which I'm going to report back to Teo.
Got back into Ajijic midday Monday and RV is back in storage until the next adventure.
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... to December will begin to dry up as the rainy season ends and the snow birds begin arriving. The day time temperature will stay steady, rarely going over the mid 80’s or getting below 50 at night. It feels more like spring than fall, because I do not get that feel of snow coming, which is a relief to me. I can do without snow for the rest of my life, if I can help it. And, we do not get any “freeze warnings” which is another ...
This year's parade didn't dissapoint. Maybe I didn't get pelted as much this year with flour as last but certainly a lot of effort went into all the floats and costumes for the big Parade. We've learned from years past that the 10:30 start of the parade is merely a "GUIDELINE" and 11:30 was actually when the parade started moving toward the plaza. Hoards of kids powdered ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews El Careyes Beach Resort
Wow, first the place was a lot hipper than we were expecting, which was a nice surprise.
We went for 2 weeks over christmas. we had just come from a 4 seasons hotel and this is NOT anything like the 4 seasons. the service is quirky and a bit haphazard! and our room was not really childproof for a 4 year old as there were no railings - just a terrace and sheer drop! However we had a fantastic holiday there! the staff were lovely, our terrace was heaven in the evenings as we watched the sunset ( and quiet - especially when it got really busy immediately after christmas day!). For the 2 weeks only 5 days seemed full capacity and a bit too busy and we just escaped to the gorgeous beach and restaurant next door in Playa rosa. the hotel's clientele are extremely glamourous and interesting - This is a small boutique hotel with it's own individual charms - the food was great - simple and fresh. we loved it.
Stayed for 5 nights over thanksgiving. Resort was aout 1/2 full, and the staff was extraordinating accomodating and friendly. The resort is so small, that even if it was full, there is a sense of having the entire place to yourself. Had ocean view suite with private jacuzzi - very clean and comfortable. Restaurant was outstanding & they will attempt to make anything - even if not on menu. There is also a restaurant next to the resort (ask & they'll point you to it). Activities center can plan for fishing, biking , horseback riding, kayaking.
While the location is somewhat isolated, it is incredibly relaxing and only a 30 minute ride to some of the small towns nearby for excursions.
We will be back again next year.
El Careyes is a beautiful boutique property in a gorgeous remote location! We just returned from a week's stay (first week of September) and the property had only about 12 guests including ourselves for the better part of the week (this is the slowest time of year on the Mexican Pacific Coast). Staying here is a wonderful outdoor-indoor experience with the natural elements of the tropical jungle (birds, iguanas, colorful miniature lizards, tropical frogs, fauna and insects) all around accentuated with simple Hacienda elegance and bright beautiful colors. The views of the bay and ocean, especially at sunset, are beautiful and tranquil!!
It took me months to find a honeymoon destination. I researched hotels in Hawaii, Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and all over the US. The reason I chose El Careyes is because of its noted seclusion. I did not want a hotel that had kids running around and teenagers taking up the pool and hundreds of people crowding the beach and hotel. We were looking for a place that we could sit together in peace, watch a beautiful sunset, read a book, and do all of the fun honeymoon stuff IN PRIVATE! That is exactly what we found at Costa Careyes! I totally disagree with the review that is noted before me. It is a 5 star resort, it is beautiful! The restaurant is fantastic and the service was wonderful. Our second floor patio had a private hot tub (in the shape of a pool) that overlooked the ocean and every morning the staff cleaned it and put yellow mandavilla flowers in it. I could go on for hours about how wonderful it was. BUT, if you are looking for loud parties, jet skis, parasailing... it is not the place for you. It is for resting and relaxing..which brings me to the spa. We had a massage every day that we were there (5 days) and it was wonderful. We will return to this hotel every year for our anniversary!
My husband and I decided to stay at the El Careyes Beach Resort based, in part, on the wonderful reveiws that we had read about the resort. We both feel that we were misled. Although El Careyes is part of Starwood's Luxury Collection, it certainly does not in the same category as the other Starwood luxury collection hotels that we have visited in the past. Our room (junior ocean view suite) was nice -- albeit minimally appointed. The terrace and bathroom, however, were great. The primary problem with this resort is (1) the service and (2) the food. With respect to the service, the resort is very small so you would expect that the service could and should be very attentive. However, we repeatedly had a difficult time getting anyone to wait on us -- particularly when we were by the pool. Once we placed an order (mainly drinks), it would literally take our waitperson 30 to 45 minutes to bring them. Seriously. And it wasn't because they were busy because there were only about 7 other guests by the pool. My husband ultimately accused me of taking him to a "fat farm" because he could only average about a beer an hour (and that was with ordering two at once!), which brings me to the other issue: the food. The resort only has one restaurant, which wouldn't be a problem if it was good -- but it's not. The dinner menu literally has four entrees to choose from (one vegetarian) and four appetizers to choose from. Again, this wouldn't be a problem if the selections were appetizing -- but they weren't. They mainly consisted of things such as "squid" and local fish that neither of us were familiar with (and we are very well-traveled). If you do decide to go, there is another restaurant about an 8 minute walk down the beach. We only learned about this restaurant from one of the resort employees that befriended us. It is not listed in any of the literature and the resort does not advertise it. This restaurant has more variety but the quality is not that great -- but better than what you get at the resort. Lastly, you should know that there is not very much to do at this resort -- no parasailing, no jet-skis -- and that the beach is not very pretty -- no white sand. In short, we would never go back and would not recommend this resort to any of our friends.
A wonderful escape!
My husband and I just got back from El Careyes and I cannot say enough about this fabulous resort. It feels as if you really have stepped out of the frantic world and truly gotten away from it all. We went kayaking, horseback riding and whale watching, so it's not as if there's nothing to do if you so choose. However you can also just lounge by the pool and enjoy the warm ocean breezes coming off the bay.
There's a spa there that is lovely as well. We will definately return.
Next time we will stay more days
I am in hotel business ..wanted to see Careyes as been in all hotel magaznes on our way to Vallerta ..never got there took one look and stayed ... Staff was excellent... Manager very gracious attentive ...we are planning couple return trips ...sister property El tamardino golf resort another find ...perfect trip would be week with three /4 days at each ..best times nov -jan though staff says best deals may/june weather still nice .. been alot places ..own hotels but this oone special stole alot ideas ...
A Private Paradise
we just returned from spending 5 nights at El Careyes and enjoyed every aspect oft the hotel. These summer months are the off season and the place was empty. Excellent service in all aspects of the hotel, though the hotel staff mentioned that November to February, things can get busy there. There are a total of 4 restaurants within a 15 minute drive, 1 is onsite and 1 is a short walk to a nearby beach. The other two are located on HWY 200. The rooms with pools are nice and very private but perhaps unnecessary if you travel there during the summer months. I will be returning. Only negative which is also a positive is that the hotel is located approximately 2 hours from Manzanillo or Puerto Vallarta.
My husband and I hosted our Valentine's Day wedding at the Careyes and could not have asked for a better location. All 60 guests had a fabulous vacation! The scenery and tranquility of the hotel are so rare and absolutely incredible. The staff is excellent and the food even better. This place is a secret paradise in Mexico. It is well worth the long and expensive trip to Manzanillo.