Puerto Vallarta Returns to the Big Screen in Limitless

by Craig Zabransky on March 16, 2011

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Hollywood is no stranger to Puerto Vallarta. In fact, it was the famous romance on the set of the 1960s controversial classic, “Night of the Iguana” that transformed the sleepy pacific fishing village. The tinsel town press (or paparazzi) followed Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to Puerto Vallarta and an international destination was born.

Since then many movies have been filmed on location, and this month the destination returns to the big screen with the release of “Limitless.” In the film, Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, a down-and-out writer who can’t finish a book, but suddenly find success through a drug that enables him limitless with his mind.

The movie scenes from Puerto Vallarta show the male lead, jumping off a cliff into the beautiful blue waters of Banderas Bay and provide an almost certain to be entertaining race sequence with a Maserati speeding through the streets along the seaside stretch, the Malecón.The feature film also stars Robert DeNiro and Abbie Cornish.

Perhaps, “Limitless” will be your favorite movie to show off Puerto Vallarta? Maybe you have another? We’d like to know.

Are you someone who still loves, John Houston’s “Night of the Iguana?” Maybe its, Harvey Keitel’s “Puerto Vallarta Squeeze” or the recent “Beverly Hills Chihuahua?” Or maybe since its a great location to film, you might select the 1970s pirate film, “Swashbuckler” or the 1980s Schwarzenegger film “Predator?” But, whichever your favorite, you must admit, this film did get something right. Yes, Puerto Vallarta can be considered limitless.

Photos provided by Limitless, its official movie site.

Craig travels around the world to write tales of travel aimed to encourage and inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. And after calling Mexico home for over a year, it secured a special place in his heart. He continues to return often and often considers it his second home. You can find more of his travels on his Stay Adventurous site and follow him on his Twitter: @stayadventurous..
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