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Top 8 Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

Many great movies have been filmed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Thanks to its small town charm, quaint cobblestone streets, and laidback vibes, Puerto Vallarta has been featured in a variety of films. In addition, Puerto Vallarta is a great place to buy a second home in Mexico, too. In the market for premiere coastal real estate? If so, Garza Blanca offers beachfront residences in the area’s most exclusive community.

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Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta: Limitless  (2011)
Limitless  (2011) 

Top 8 Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta:

  • The Night of the Iguana (1964) 
  • Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
  • Predator (1987) 
  • Revenge (1990) 
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) 
  • Limitless  (2011) 
  • Sundown  (2016) 
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta: The Night of the Iguana (1964)
The Night of the Iguana (1964) 

First Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

Firstly, the original movie to put Puerto Vallarta on the map was The Night of the Iguana.

Filmed in 1964, the film featured Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Burton and Taylor had a steamy romance that attracted the attention of news media outlets in the United States. Therefore, Puerto Vallarta tourism spiked after the film’s release in the mid 1960’s. Many people even credit the film and Elizabeth Taylor for promoting Puerto Vallarta as a top tourist destination in Mexico. 

Revenge (1990) 
Revenge (1990) 

1980’s Movies

Later, Herbie Goes Bananas was filmed in Puerto Vallarta.

Herbie Goes Bananas was a 1980 American comedy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film starred Herbie, a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own. Furthermore, Herbie engaged in tons of adventure and fun in around Puerto Vallarta including boarding a cruise ship docked at the PV terminal.

Predator Movie

Next, the movie Predator was filmed in 1987 in the jungle south of Puerto Vallarta. It is an American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan. In the film, Schwarzenegger served as the leader of an elite military rescue team on a mission to save hostages in Central America. In 1990, Revenge was a romantic thriller that had some scenes filmed in PV as well. 

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) 

Recent Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

After that, Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 movie about a chihuahua named Chloe.

Similarly, Chloe gets lost during a vacation to Mexico. Next, she relies on her new friends to help her get back home safely.  Similarly, Limitless is a 2011 American science fiction thriller movie that captivated audiences across the world. Next, the movie Sundown follows two high schoolers that travel to Puerto Vallarta for spring break. After that, the teens embark on a wild adventure to recover a stolen watch. Most recently, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an American Monster film that had some scenes filmed in Puerto Vallarta, too. 

In conclusion, Puerto Vallarta is a great place to make movies. Have you seen them all? If not, try to watch as many as you can and let us know which was your favorite and why. Most importantly, premiere Mexican real estate at the beach is at Garza Blanca beachfront residences. Remember, contact Garza Blanca today to schedule a property tour. Owning a dream home in Mexico is possible.