Mismaloya’s a lovely spot, made most famous by the Tennessee Williams play (and later movie) “Night of the Iguana”
It’s a beach about 15km south of Puerto Vallarta – and in many ways, it’s the reason that Puerto Vallarta exists as anything other than a fishing village.
The movie was shot in Mismaloya – a Nuhuatl word meaning “placed where you can catch a fish with bare hands”.
And then director John Huston, and stars like Richard Burton and Ava Gardner chose to buy homes in the Puerto Vallarta region.
It gained a reputation as one of “the places to be seen”, and the rest, as they say, is history.
You wouldn’t be able to catch a fish bare-handed at Mismaloya these days – but you would be able to catch the rays, and dream 🙂