Mexico’s best-kept secret is a bit less confidential these days, since quite a few notables flocked to its flamboyant villas during COVID-19. Still, the paparazzi-free enclave known for unorthodox architecture and design—curvaceous and bold, the palapa-roofed villas include collaborations between Italian and Mexican creatives—is decidedly boho in spirit. Artistic festivals and installations are just some of the draws of the 20,000-acre destination founded in the late ’60s; naturalists thrive off the unspoiled wilderness, tiny islands, and miles of virginal beach that are home to nesting sea turtles. Beach clubs, locally sourced restaurants, and wellness exploits are a few other elements lending to Careyes’s idyllic energy.
And while the brick-clad El Careyes Club & Residences is a flawless place to stay—see spacious suites with ocean-view balconies—it’s Careyes’s legendary fully staffed private villas that are where the magic lies. The newest is the flamingo-pink Casa Mirador, designed by husband-and-wife architects Alex Possenbacher and Lorena Contreras and designer Veronica Peyrelongue, and featuring work by local artisans alongside a curvilinear infinity pool and signature stark white interiors.
Sol De Oriente | Careyes, Mexico | Offered at $15,000,000 | View Listing
Represented by Denise Moreno and Gordon MacGeachy
Castle Sol de Oriente is one of the most remarkable and iconic homes in Careyes, an exclusive luxury resort located on the Mexican Pacific.