Travel Channel Mexico to Promote Puerto Vallarta

With the support of the Tourism Board of Puerto Vallarta, through the Public Relations department, a team led by Humberto Urban filmed in nearby hotels and resorts such as Garza Blanca, CasaMagna Marriott, Fiesta Americana and Villa Premier and other locations in the beach destination.

The Travel Channel also filmed the preparation of various food dishes, among which were the specially prepared by Chef Bernhard Guth’s, restaurant Trio, and Chef Daniel Perez of the restaurant La Palapa, plus an interview with Chef Ulf Henrikkson the restaurant Vitea.

This five episodes will promote Puerto Vallarta as a tourist destination with an overview of its attractions; culture (art galleries, museum, boardwalk, sculptures, food); adventure (canopy, rappel); water sports (diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, flyboard); other activities such as spas, restaurants and nightlife of the city.

In addition to capturing images for the program, three videos for the official destination website were produced, lasting two minutes each, which will be on the web portal “Corners of My Land” www.rinconesdemitierra.com indefinitely for promotion.

It is expected that the first episode will air on Mexico Travel Channel during the first weeks of August.

Of course Puerto Vallarta is used to all the production companies and filming, several famous movies have put Puerto Vallarta on the map.

Puerto Vallarta in the movies and TV:

The Night of the Iguana (1963) was filmed on location at Mismaloya and other minor locations in the Puerto Vallarta area. The filming brought Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Tennessee Williams, and Elizabeth Taylor (who was not in the film). The off-screen activities of Burton and Taylor were reported in the tabloids and tabloid newsreels of the day. After filming was completed, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bought a house in Puerto Vallarta and visited the city regularly while they were married. John Huston decided to build a home in the vicinity, he built a home on remote Las Caletas beach and a house in town. John Huston’s children Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston are founders and supporters of the Puerto Vallarta Film Festival. (In the film, children are shown selling iguana meat by the roadside. The iguana was once an important food animal, popular in Jalisco and Colima.)

Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) is the fourth of a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie, the cute white Volkswagen Beetle racecar with a mind of its own. The film stars Cloris Leachman and Harvey Korman.

Predator (1987) features jungle scenes which were filmed in the hills behind Mismaloya. The film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and was directed by John McTiernan. McTiernan lost quite a bit of weight during the filming because he was afraid to eat the local food. The cast also endured dangerous obstacles in the jungles such as changing weather, cold water and wildlife.


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