Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Puerto Vallarta is rolling out the red carpet for cameras once again! Three major productions are already set to sizzle this year, including the highly anticipated return of hit series “El Señor de los Cielos.”
The picturesque Mexican city has long captivated filmmakers, and Tourism Director Christian Preciado Cázares confirms its magnetic pull. “Production companies crave our stunning scenery and diverse locations,” he says, citing last year’s 7-8 filmings that injected over 200 million pesos into the local economy.
From Eugenio Derbez’s “Acapulco” to “The Bachelor Germany,” Puerto Vallarta’s charm transcends the tourist strip, with crews venturing into vibrant neighborhoods, offering residents and visitors a taste of the spotlight.
This year’s exciting lineup kicked off with a production already wrapped, which will be followed by the late-January return of “El Señor de los Cielos” and a captivating new soap opera from a major national and international network.
The benefits extend far beyond glitz and glamour. “Film crews rent cars, houses, and even entire hotels,” Preciado Cázares explains. “Restaurants see a surge, extras get hired, and the overall investment ripples through the community.”
Since 2022, platforms like Netflix, Amazon, and Apple TV+, along with networks like ABC and Warner Brothers, have chosen Vallarta as their cinematic canvas. This trend shows no signs of slowing, solidifying Vallarta’s position as Mexico’s premier filming destination.
So, if you’re planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta in 2024, keep your eyes peeled! You might just catch a glimpse of your favorite stars filming the next big production.