Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bahia Careyes, Costalegre (Cha-Ching, Cha-Ching)

Just a hop, skip, and a jump down from the quaint village of Chamela lies a small nook of an anchorage with a couple of teeny, but sweet white sand beaches. Think Polo ponies, rainbowed colored villas, fine dining, add a bit of Cha-Ching and've got Bahia Careyes.

The approach to Careyes with the anchorage to the right
Most people love it here, but for us, not so much. The already small anchorage was reduced to a quarter of its size by a semi-mega yacht parked smack darn in the center, leaving us the rolly piece of the pie. Local pangas took up much of the anchorage as well.

MY/Besame with colorful condos in the background
Truly lovely villas dot the hillside surrounding Careyes. We got El Tiburon anchored, then dropped the dinghy and went ashore. About 10 minutes later the wind and seas picked up and El Tib's stern was bouncing up and down more than we liked. We had no intention of standing anchor watch throughout the night, so back to the boat we went, took up the hook and sailed south 20 miles towards Tenacatita. Our entire stay was long enough to walk Spark, get chased off the hotel grounds, and snap a couple of photos. Due to an uncomfortable ocean swell we had also forfeited staying next door at the more serene and private anchorage of Paraiso, but no matter, we will try again next year.
A well done retreat

Not bad for a second or third home

Hotel Careyes Pool with El Tiburon hanging out
El Tiburon looking pretty good before the swell picked up and caused her to go Bouncy-Bouncy! No worries, we will be back to give Careyes a try later.

We'll be back!

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