Tropical hues of blue, yellow, and pink dot the rugged waterfront terrain at Costa Careyes resort. The kaleidoscope of cliffside
villas, casitas, and even castles stands high above the water, artfully arranged on seven miles of shoreline. The Sol de Oriente
(pictured at left) and other large villas called "castles" seem to float like islands in the center of wraparound pools.
Rates start at $320; careyes.com.