A small sandy beach on a beautiful jungle-fringed cove south of Puerto Vallarta where the Mismaloya creek meets the ocean, this is where the "The Night of the Iguana" was filmed in 1963—the movie that put Puerto Vallarta on the international tourist map. There are several restaurants, primarily little palapa spots, a major resort hotel, and you can walk around what remains of the old movie set.

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