Mismaloyal Beach Day Trip Page 2

“The jungle comes right down to the sea …., ” John Houston, Director of The Night of Iguana.

The Night Of The Iguana 1964 / Making Of The Film in Mismaloya, Mexico.

Getting to Mismaloya from Old-Town Puerto Vallarta is an easy adventure.  Catch the bus on the corner of Constitucion and Basilio Badillo ($8 pesos -2016)

The bus ride is an adventure and affordable.  Leaving old-town Puerto Vallarta; sit on the opposite side of the driver to enjoy the best views.  The buses are not air-condition and this usually isn’t a problem during peak season.  There are no transfers.  Each time you get on the bus you must pay.

The crossroads on Highway 200 and the small town of Mismaloya – This is where you exit the bus unless you’re going to the world famous  LeKliff Restaurant or to Boca de Tamatlan or Yelapa.

Barcelo Resort Mismaloya Beach

The upscale seaside resort, 316 suites facing the Pacific Ocean. AAA 4-Diamond All Inclusive – Day Passes are available for one-day guest adventures.

Gringos are more than welcome and the local people go out of their way to help  visitors.   If you take the cobblestone road to town, you’ll find a different kind of adventure, all within walking distance from the main road and beach.

The river in mismaloya, mexico
The river runs alone the cobble-stone road and provides a refreshing sound as you walk the short distance to the very small and very quite downtown of Mismaloya.


hotel casa iguana
You will pass the Hotel Casa Iguana. You can stop in for a cold beer or soft-drink or just to visit and view the pool area.

hotel casa iguna




You’ll want to look for the ranches which provide affordable equestrian excursion

If you keep walking you reach the corner and see ……

Vallarta zoo sign
Beautiful and unique world famous boutique zoo. You’ll feel as if you are in jungle. Wait…. you are in the jungle. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. There is the Tequila Factory and Tasting first.  Cpming Soon Video and images for the Vallarta Zoo.

But first, let’s stop at the Tequila Factory in Downtown Mismaloya

Teqkuila Factory Miswmaloya, Mexico
Tequila Distillery  – Mismaloya; The most favorite part is tasting the product. Learning about the tequila distillery, not to be confused with the Tequila Factory,  is  educational.  Almost everything is done by hand.  The staffers explain how the agave plant is harvested and how the tequila is made.

The image below is the Tequila Tasting area.  You can’t see them, but there is a small group of Americans visiting the Tequila Tasting Store see a small group is gathered to learn how the tequila is made.

Movie Trailer – Night of the Iguana – Filmed in Mismaloya, Mexico in 1963