Luxury Villas: This summer, skip the typical tourist traps and embark on the ultimate relaxation/ luxury/ adventure/ eco trip to Costa Careyes, Mexico. It's not Cancun or Mazatlan ... and while both hold their own merits (ah hem, Spring Break of year's past?) we think you'll like this spot a little better now that you have more sophisticated taste. You might still spy the occasional bikini-clad co-ed but you'll be so preoccupied planning your activities that you won't notice any teeny-bopper frolicking-well maybe that's a stretch.
Good enough for the likes of Giorgio Armani, Francis Ford Coppola and Quentin Tarantino, Costa Careyes is one of the most interesting areas of Mexico. Part of Costa Alegre in the state of Jalisco, the third richest Mexican state features 200 miles of virtually undeveloped coastline-- all protected by stringent development rules. Do it up like a celebrity at one of the amazing Castles of Careyes properties. Sol de Oriente leaves nothing to be desired. A truly unique experience, Sol de Oriente is a house built in a, 11,000 square-foot infinity pool, with three of its six bedrooms having direct pool access. You'll enjoy star treatment from your own personal staff, including a cook, butler/driver, two or three maids and gardener/poolman.