|The Night of
the Iguana (1963)
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, 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 Angelica and Danny are
founders and supporters of the Puerto Vallarta Film
Festival. (In The Night of the Iguana children are shown
selling iguana by the roadside. The iguana was once an
important food animal, popular in Jalisco and Colima.)
The jungle scenes were filmed on location 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 a lot of dangerous
obstacles in the jungles such as changing weather, cold
water and wildlife.
When George Jung (Johnny pp) went to buy marijuana in Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta Squeeze (2004)
A filmed version of the Robert James Waller novel of the same
name. It starred Scott Glenn and Harvey Keitel. The film was
shot on location in and around Puerto Vallarta.
The Love Boat (TV series)
Puerto Vallarta was often mentioned as a port of call for the
Flavor of Love (TV series)
The final episode in which Flava Flav picks the winner was
shot on location on Las Caletas beach in Puerto Vallarta.
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
In the film there is a scene where Ben Stiller fights with a
sea lion and these portions were shot on location in Puerto
Vallarta at the Sea Lion Adventure of Vallarta Adventures
one of the tour companies there.
Gauntlet 3 (2008) (TV series)
An MTV series consisting of challenges between two teams, the
"rookies" and the "veterans" for $500,000.