The Mexican Caribbean An Ideal Backdrop for Filmmakers and Musicians
With the scenery worthy of a movie set, location scouts are choosing the Riviera Maya for their video production
The natural wonders of the Mexican Caribbean attracts many musicians, production firms, telenovelas, commercials, and even movie producers to use this tourism destination as the backdrop to their work.
In 2004, the group Kumbia Kings, with leader A.B. Quintanilla recorded the video “Sabes a chocolate” on Quinta Avenida and bays of Playa del Carmen. A better location couldn’t have been found: beaches, vegetation, young models, and one of the best discotheques.
“Tormenta en el Paraíso” is a telenovela that ran in 2007 by Televisa and was filmed in Cozumel. The 2013 Riviera Maya Film Festival presented the terror film “Juego de Niños”, which was filmed in Holbox. Children who live on the island participated in the movie produced by Diego Luna, Gael García, and Pablo Cruz. The protagonists were Evan Moss and Daniel Giménez Cacho.
At the beginning of 2014 the Dutch hiphop artist Mr Probz released the single “Waves”, which was filmed in Tulum. The video has had more than 55 million views on YouTube. The picturesque streets, beaches, and the Coba archeological zone are exemplified in the clip which includes Belorussian model Maryna Linchuk.
In April the film “La Cruel Invención del Tiempo” was recorded, which shows the ruins
At the beginning of 2014 the Dutch hip-hop artist Mr
Probz released the single found in Playacar, the piers, Parque Fundadores, and the bays. The drama tells the love story of a gay couple and is mixed with vengeance, according to Abraham Miranda, film director.
In May 2015, Playa del Carmen was the location of the Mexican movie “The Hotel”, starring Leonardo Garcia and Fernanda Romero. Garcia plays an underappreciated pop singer, who moves with his family to this sunny paradise to collect on an inheritance.
This month, the romantic comedy, “Tipo de Cambio” with Sharon Alpuche, was released. It,too, was filmed in the Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos, and Cancun.
Finally, Indian producers from the well known Bollywood will film two movies in Cancun, one is called “The Trauma” and will have an investment of $30 million USD.