PADDLE BOARDING In the bay of Careyes
OCEAN KAYAKING In calm protected water along the coast
SNORKELING In the bay of Careyes or from the boat on a trip
SCUBA DIVING Upon request from offshore islands with PADI instructor. Certification possible.
If you are already certified, please bring the appropriate documentation with you. No documentation, no diving.
FISHING From the shore, along the coast or deep-sea
SURFING Classes upon request and surf boards available for rent
COASTAL BOAT TOURS Stunning views of the unique Careyes architecture
HORSEBACK RIDING Upon request with guide. Riding lessons available
POLO GAMES Polo season from November thru April, polo lessons available
TENNIS Upon request with tennis pro
MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HIKING Upon request with a private guide and trainer
GOLF AT EL TAMARINDO One of the world’s top ranked courses
SPA SERVICES Available in the privacy of your Ocean Castle, Private Villa, Casita or on the Beach
YOGA Scheduled classes and upon request
Costa Careyes is saving the Sea Turtles!
For over 33 years, sea turtles arriving to nest in Careyes have been protected by the Brignone family, Careyes residents and a dedicated team of locals. In 1983 a preservation program to increase their chance of survival against predators officially began with the help of biologist Alejandro Pena de Niz.
Only 10 nests were protected the first year. To date, 16,579 nests have been protected and more than 1,350,000 newborn turtles from four different species — Olive Ridley, Black, Hawksbill, and Leatherback — have been released back into their natural habitat.
Costa Careyes is the only place on the Pacific Coast of Mexico where the Hawksbill sea turtles come to nest regularly.
The past season, was record breaking! For the first time in 33 years, 2058 sea turtles nested in Playa Teopa. This population will only increase in the future. This is why The ?! Careyes Foundation seeks to expand the facilities in Costa Careyes to protect this new influx, to ensure the endangered sea turtles continue to have a safe sanctuary in which to nest for years to come.
Both locals and visitors are encouraged to participate in collecting nests and releasing hatchlings, providing a unique insight and appreciation for one of the world’s oldest surviving species.
Other Nature activities:
BIRDWATCHING Over 270 species
ISLA DE LOS PAJAROS (BIRDS ISLAND) TOURS A protected sea bird nesting ground
WHALE SPOTTING December to March
DOLPHIN SPOTTING Year around