COSTA CAREYES (The Turtle Coast)
The Costa Careyes "Turtle Coast" stretches for 13km and harbors a large number of beaches. Careyes is a resort and residential area surrounding Bahía Careyes about 11km (6.5mi.) south of Bahía Chamela. Careyes encompasses the main beaches of Playas Blanca, Rosa, Careyitos, Careyes and Teopa. The first three bays are taken up with luxury resort and condominium developments, while playa Teopa is a protected turtle nesting beach that is closely monitored by guards. Carey (kah-RAY) is the native word for the endangered Hawksbill turtle. Road Access to Careyes is via a cobble stone road at mile marker (km-53.5). Pueblo Careyes Village is located a little to the south at mile marker (km-52). GPS N19º21´56" W104º54´37"