Tenerife is a peculiar island because of the large number of landscapes that can be found in a few square kilometers, from mountainous, volcanic or even martian landscapes such as those found in the Teide, to leafy mountains such as can be found in the Valley of La Orotava, passing by highways and modern infrastructures, to paradisiac beaches.
To this is added a pleasant and stable climate that gives security to film-producing companies, that filming will not be longer than necessary due to possible inclement weather.
These are some of the main reasons why more and more film productions are set on the island of Tenerife as a place to make films.
Here we review the most important productions that have taken the island of Tenerife as shooting area.
Jason Bourne is the most recent Hollywood blockbuster (2016) that has taken place in Tenerife, with Matt Damon as the protagonist.
For several weeks, the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, was paralyzed especially during the nights and at dawn, to shoot in its streets about a third of the final duration of the film.
Although these scenes were filmed in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in places like the Plaza de España, the streets of the city center and peripheral neighborhoods, in the plot story of the film, it was the city of Athens, where disturbances and protests were occurring against the Greek government and the political class.
Making use of special effects, the real images of the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife are mixed with some fragments of the film, adding in postproduction the Greek Parliament in the background.
A frantic film, where those who know thoroughly the capital city, will recognize many characteristic places of Santa Cruz.
Fast and Furious 6
The saga Fast and Furious, in its sixth edition, also found in the island of Tenerife the ideal location to roll most of its exteriors in places like Garachico, Icod de los Vinos, San Juan de la Rambla, Buenavista del Norte And Guía de Isora.
Although shots were taken in these locations on the island, in the plot of the script they reflect locations of South America.
However, it does wink at our archipelago in a small sequence in which it is shown how the character who plays Vin Diesel, the leading actor, has his secret hideout in the Canary Islands.
In this movie, how could not be otherwise, the roads of the island played a leading role, being able to identify numerous sites characteristic of Tenerife in some of its scenes, full of luxury cars and even a real tank war.
The movie also had the privilege of using the Insular Ring roads between Adeje and Santiago del Teide, which at that time had not yet been opened or opened to the public.
Clash of the titans
Teide National Park was the place chosen by Clash of the Titans for much of the shooting of his film, thanks to its breathtaking scenery, perfect for this kind of movie.
Also, part of the filming that continued on the island of Tenerife, took place in other places like Icod de los Vinos, Buenavista del Norte and Guía de Isora.
The success of this production and its good experience after the filming of the first part of the film, caused the production company to repeat filming on the island in the second part of the film that was released 2 years later.
Other movies that were shot in Tenerife
Although the three previous ones are the most outstanding, in the last 10 years they are a total of 25 productions shot in Tenerife, some international and some national.
“Móstoles is not what it seems or the importance of being called Encarna “,” Do not grow or die “,” Doctor Who “,” El Vuelo del Guirre “,” Óscar. “” Six Days on Emma “,” Silmane “,” Felices 140 “,” Nobody Loves the Night “,” Playing Lecuona “,” Tiempo a Aire “,” Proyect Lazarus “” Gold “,” Ma ma “,” 90 miles “,” Passazhirka “,” Ignorance of blood “,” Mafia “,” Winterkartoffelknodel “and” May God forgive us “are the names of the rest Films that have had the island of Tenerife as a backdrop.
Appearance of Tenerife in the TV series “Lost”
It is also worth highlighting the appearance of the island in a television series that became a worldwide phenomenon and in its sixth and last season revealed the origin of one of the most outstanding characters of the series in Tenerife.
This is the TV series “Lost”, the fifth most followed in history. A series where the mystery was its protagonist element, in which all its chapters were interrupted intermittently with flashbacks of the past of the personages.
With no one expecting it, in the ninth chapter of season six, El Socorro in Tenerife appears as the place where Richard Alpert lived and was born in 1867.
Although this scene was filmed in Hawaii, like most of the plot of the series, in history this location corresponded to the island of Tenerife in the 19th century.
Spend a movie vacation in Tenerife
As you can see, the fact that Tenerife has on a few square kilometers a great variety of landscapes, makes it an island that not only attracts tourists, but also large superproductions.
If you want to know all these places of the island of Tenerife, and discover everything that it can offer you, you may be interested in getting more information about one of its most beautiful cities, Puerto de la Cruz, and all the towns in the north of Tenerife which surround it.
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