Mexico’s Tourism Board has announced an investment of $6 million dollars to lure the reality television show, The Bachelor in Paradise, to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit to film their next season.
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The announcement was made by the Director of Tourism for Riviera Nayarit who said this investment is part of the “Vallarta-Nayarit Live it to Believe it” campaign.
Filming of The Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will take place for six weeks, between the months of May and June. Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will assist in production with logistics, filming locations, and rooms for cast and crew in the area.
The Bachelor in Paradise brings eight women and six men together from previous seasons where six men choose the woman they would like to get to know better, leaving two women without a rose and sent home. Throughout the next seven weeks things get mixed up with the addition of additional bachelors and bachelorettes each week, and maybe a little swapping.
Location filming is currently being discussed and is likely to include Marietas islands and Los Arcos in Mismaloya, along with other natural scenes to highlight the beauty of both travel destinations.
The details of the filming were announced Wednesday in a closed meeting at Casa Velas where production was confirmed.
The Bachelor in Paradise filmed their first season in Tulum, Mexico. The show is part of the Bachelor franchise and brings together past contestants of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Last year The Bachelor Canada filmed a single episode in Nuevo Vallarta. The Riviera Nayarit Tourism Director said this time, imagine an entire season of The Bachelor in the US being filmed on location in our area.
The Bachelor franchise is the most watched reality television program in the United States. The program debuted in September 2002 on ABC and quickly added The Bachelorette, and last year debuted Bachelor in Paradise.