Mismaloya

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Mismaloya comes from Nahuatl: [michmaloyan] "place where they grab fish with their hands" and is a small village, located on the coast of the Bahía de Banderas in the Mexican state of Jalisco [Xalixco] "on the surface of the sand". Mismaloya lies on Highway 200, south of Puerto Vallarta.

Climate[edit]

Mismaloya
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
23
 
 
29
14
 
 
10
 
 
29
14
 
 
7
 
 
30
14
 
 
5
 
 
32
16
 
 
9
 
 
33
18
 
 
183
 
 
33
21
 
 
336
 
 
33
21
 
 
350
 
 
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21
 
 
358
 
 
32
21
 
 
131
 
 
32
20
 
 
22
 
 
31
18
 
 
25
 
 
29
15
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm

Mismaloya has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen Aw) featuring stable, warm temperatures all year round, with two distinct seasons, a dry season from November through May, and a wet season from June through October. UV radiation levels are high all year round, ranging from 7 January and December to 11+ between April and September. Heat and Humidity is high from December to April and it can reach extreme levels between July and August.

Climate data for Mismaloya, Jalisco
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35
(95)
35
(95)
34
(93)
36
(97)
34
(93)
39
(102)
38
(100)
35
(95)
37
(99)
38
(100)
37
(99)
36
(97)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31.3
(88.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
21.5
(70.7)
21.5
(70.7)
24
(75)
25.5
(77.9)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
26.5
(79.7)
26
(79)
24.5
(76.1)
22
(72)
24.5
(76.1)
Average low °C (°F) 14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
16
(61)
18
(64)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
18
(64)
15
(59)
17.5
(63.5)
Record low °C (°F) 9
(48)
9
(48)
9
(48)
9
(48)
10
(50)
16
(61)
17
(63)
21
(70)
11
(52)
17
(63)
14
(57)
9
(48)
9
(48)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.91)
10
(0.39)
7
(0.28)
5
(0.2)
9
(0.35)
183
(7.2)
336
(13.23)
350
(13.78)
358
(14.09)
131
(5.16)
22
(0.87)
25
(0.98)
1,459
(57.44)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1 1 0 0 0 7 15 15 15 6 1 1 61
Mean monthly sunshine hours 217 224 248 240 248 210 186 186 180 217 210 186 2,552
Mean daily sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 7
Source: Weather2Travel [1]
Mismaloya mean sea temperature[2]
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24 °C (75 °F) 24 °C (75 °F) 23 °C (73 °F) 24 °C (75 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 29 °C (84 °F) 30 °C (86 °F) 29 °C (84 °F) 29 °C (84 °F) 27 °C (81 °F) 25 °C (77 °F)

The temperature of the sea is quite stable, with lows of 23 °C (73 °F) in March, and a high of 30 °C (86 °F) in August.[3]

Film location[edit]

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.

Tourism[edit]

The beach at Playa Mismaloya is located in a lovely cove, with a full view of Los Arcos sea rocks - a great place to snorkel and scuba dive[citation needed]. There are boats which tourists can hire, and the beach is home to several restaurants and trinket peddlers, as well as the Hotel Barceló, a beautiful[citation needed] Zoo and La Jolla De Mismaloya Condominiums, also you can reach Vallarta Botanical Gardens by 15 minutes bus ride.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mismaloya climate guide". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  2. ^ . Weather2Travel http://www.weather2travel.com/climate-guides/mexico/mismaloya.php. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 20°31′52″N 105°17′33″W / 20.531018°N 105.292625°W / 20.531018; -105.292625