We stayed at Casa Iguana for only two nights arriving late the first night. The hotel is about 20 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta and an interesting taxi ride. When we arrived it was dark and we were greeted by the front desk who were waiting for us. We checked into our rooms and walked up the streets of Mismaloya to a small market to get some water, pop and other items. The town is very small and the hotel is all 2 br units with 2 singles in one room and a queen size bed in the other room. Kitchenette with sink and a living area with tv were extremely modest. We paid $100/night for 4 adults so we weren't expecting the Ritz Carlton.
We ate breakfast twice (less than $30 usd for 4 adults) at the onsite restaurant where we met Jorge and his daughter Libby. There is a nice pool wiht a hot tub (didn't use) which is starting to show some age. The hotel is smallish - 4 floors and maybe 50 units total but it was very slow and we basically had the run of the place. We took a couple walks (down to the Mismaloya beach - maybe a quarter mile - interesting walk and a great way to take a small boat out to snorkel los arcos or see it up close. We also walked up the hill thru town past the PV zoo.
We ate at the onsite restauraunt for dinner - our group had the seafood platter with crab, lobster, snapper, etc and i had the filet mignon. Wonderful relaxing meal. Jorge is a gracious host and he even offered to drive us to our next hotel. He makes a mean margarita also - try the mango.
We only stayed two nights which was enough for us considering the room size - any longer and i would have probably wanted our own 2 br to sort of stretch out - great for a couple nights.
We loved the remoteness and no one messed with us and vice versa.
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- Experience the adventure, tranquility and natural beauty of authentic Mexico in the picturesque village of Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta. Casa Iguana Hotel offers personalized service and modern amenities in a relaxed garden setting. Water sports, jungle tours, horseback riding, shopping and dining are all just moments from your door. Escape to Casa Iguana! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Iguana Mismaloya
- Hotel Casa Iguana