Reality Steve is a longtime blogger on reality television and a large following of fans for ‘The Bachelor’ that consider him the authority on the subject. After reading Vallarta Daily’s report about plans for The Bachelor to be filmed in Puerto Vallarta, he questioned the accuracy of the report.
Reality Steve admits that filming The Bachelor in Puerto Vallarta is a possibility. His sources had already informed him filming would be in Mexico but he was told a different location. He concedes that the location could have changed, but isn’t convinced about other facts that are out of character for the program’s history of production.
Steve explains that The Bachelor has never filmed during the months of May-June, as announced by the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Tourism Bureaus. He continues that scheduled filming is always September through November and lasts for 8-9 weeks, while the official announcement indicated filming would be for six weeks.
Will this be another case of a premature announcement by area tourism departments, or has production of the Bachelor changed for the upcoming season to accommodate scheduling conflicts between the area and normal production? Or is The Bachelor not even planning on filming in Puerto Vallarta?
Mexico’s tourism motto is “Live it to Believe it”, and as many know in the information world of Mexico, you cannot believe it until it happens, so we will need to live the Bachelor in Puerto Vallarta to believe it.
We have reached out to both the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Tourism Departments for comments on Reality Steve’s scheduling doubts without any response.
Read ‘Reality Steve’s’ blog about The Bachelor Puerto Vallarta (halfway down the page under the video)
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The Bachelor in Paradise will be filmed in Puerto Vallarta, while it is part of The Bachelor franchise it is a different program and this will be the second season. The first season was filmed in Tulum, Mexico last year. This program brings back contestants from previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. It is a slightly shorter season than The Bachelor which would make sense for the times in question. The official announcement simply left off the important fact that this would be The Bachelor in Paradise, not the original Bachelor.