AAA Editor Notes
Playa Mismaloya (Mismaloya Beach) is about 10 km (6 mi.) s. of town off Mex. 200 (the southward extension of Av. Insurgentes). “The Night of the Iguana” was filmed here. A walking path along the southern end of a pretty cove leads to the ruins of the movie set, most of it surrounded by chain-link fencing hung with signs warning visitors to stay out.
Although the spot's tranquil beauty has been compromised by hillside home development and the sprawling La Jolla de Mismaloya hotel complex, the water is clear, the sand white and the beach backed by jungle-cloaked hills. A string of shoreline palapa restaurants sell beer and seafood, and also rent out tables and beach chairs. At the far southern end of the beach, Teos Restaurant & Bar serves delicious jumbo shrimp wrapped in greasy bacon and drizzled with pineapple juice. In the rugged country above Mismaloya another movie was made—Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1987 action opus “Predator.”