Several years ago I had the pleasure of celebrating a friend’s birthday in Mexico at Costa Careyes, located on the Pacific between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. The resort was created by an Italian entrepenur who envisioned a grand, other worldly, eco-friendly resort utilizing a traditional yet contemporary Mexican architecture and design vernacular. Left is the fabulous palapa style villa I stayed in with a stunning lap pool. Outdoor yoga, fish tacos, sunset walks and magnificent parties with people from around the world are de rigueur here. Viva la Mexico!