Nowhere on Mexico’s Pacific coast is quite as exclusive as Careyes, a private oceanfront development custom-designed to give connoisseur jet-setters and savvy glitterati the freedom to relax amongst their own crowd far from the public eye.
Peppered with multi-million dollar homes, Careyes oozes with boho-chic and more than a little class. Besides a number of stunning homes to rent and a reputation for exuberant house parties, Careyes hosts glittering events that attract like-minded visitors, such as the annual Mexican and Latin American Film Festival.
Mexican and Latin American Film Festival
Art-loving-luxury-seekers-in-the-know head to Costa Careyes for its international film and art festival that usually takes place around mid-April each year. The festival presents a unique combination of celebrated films, including a selection from the Sundance Film Festival. You can also enjoy curated art exhibitions and parties that can be anything from outrageously glitzy to down-to-earth tree-hugging.
The first Film and Art Festival was hosted in Careyes in 2010 with the intention of showcasing Mexican talent, opening an experimental space where creative minds could come together from all over the world. With each following edition, the festival began to welcome exhibiting artists from all over Latin America. Today, the cultural festival encompasses three main disciplines: film, contemporary art and music, with the mission to promote emerging artists in all fields.
What to expect
Each year the format changes slightly though you can expect to experience some of the following:
- Open-air film screenings
- Contemporary art exhibition in the Careyes Art Space
- Art exhibitions in villas and the plaza
- Charitable auctions
Although this exclusive annual film festival is by invitation only, Tripwix guests staying at the villas may purchase tickets and enjoy the 4-6 day event to the full. Be sure to reserve your villa and purchase tickets in advance as Careyes becomes a chic hotspot during April.
Your Tripwix Ambassador – Viviana Dean
Your Tripwix ambassador, Viviana Dean, can help you with all you need to know about how to make the most of the festival as well as other events that happen throughout the year. She arrived to Careyes in 1990 and fell in love with the area and its jungle-hugging coastline. She has enjoyed the privilege of working with Gian Franco Brignone – the founder of Careyes – for many years, helping to build, decorate and manage luxury villas in Careyes while hosting an international crowd of high-flyers.
Other highlights in Careyes
- Chinese New Year Celebration
Dates vary from January 21 to February 20 each year. This is one of the most spectacular times to visit Careyes.
- Polo Tournaments
From November through April, you can enjoy a number of different polo tournaments.
Mid-August, you can enjoy week-long celebrations with bonfires on the beach a bazaar in the plaza, outdoor movie presentations, kids camp and a sea turtle program.
- Horseback riding
Enjoy horseback riding any time of the year. Ride with a guide or on your own through the jungle and on secluded beaches. Midnight rides are particularly breathtaking.
- Copa del Sol
Visit the monumental land sculpture that sits on a cliff. It was created specifically to see the sunset or to go at night and see the stars.
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