Mismaloya is most famous as the site where the 1963 film The Night of the Iguana was filmed. The set and crew quarters rise up the hill on the south side of the Mismaloya cove. Sadly, the set is only ruins now, and the once-famous John Huston Cafe is an empty shell on top of the hill. Huston once wrote that he was the only person who cared for the place. The movie made Puerto Vallarta famous, but the set has been forgotten. On the other side of Highway 200 from Playa Mismaloya is El Eden, a jungle setting where parts of the movie Predator were filmed.
Director Huston transformed Mexican hideaway; Puerto Vallarta: The popular resort owes it all to "The Night of the Iguana"
Nov 18, 2001; PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - A quaint documentary plays periodically on the classic movie channels, celebrating John Huston's...