Movie Madness in Tenerife !

Movie Madness in Tenerife

The forthcoming 2020 Oscars® are taking over the Movie Industry,
but did you know that Tenerife is one of Hollywood’s hidden gems?

Tenerife’s unique microclimate makes for some of the most diverse scenery in the world,
from luscious green forests to barren lunar landscapes.

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This stunning backdrop has caught the eye of many film directors and producers over the years, leading to the Island of Tenerife having starring roles in numerous Hollywood Blockbusters.

You may think it seems a bit excessive to travel all the way to a small archipelago of islands just 60 miles off the coast of Africa in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean …. yes, I mean the Canary Islands …. to film a movie or even just part of a movie.

However it is not just for the spectacular scenery, there are also financial benefits to the production company.

The Canary Islands offers special tax incentives and allowances for film production companies, which is done in order to increase local economic development. For example, if the production company makes use of a local production service company they could be entitled to a 0% local VAT rate (IGIC).

This is all made possible due to the geographical location and distance from mainland Spain.

There have been numerous movies filmed here over the years, but can you recognise any of the more popular ones from the images below?

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……………!!! no cheating !!!……………

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One Million Years B.C.


Released : 1966


Director : Don Chaffey


Starring : Raquel Welch
John Richardson
Percy Herbert
Robert Brown

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Jason Bourne


Released : 2016


Director : Paul Greengrass


Starring : Matt Damon
Tommy Lee Jones
Alicia Vikander
Vincent Cassel

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Released : 2005


Director : Garth Jennings


Starring : Martin Freeman
Bill Nighy
Stephen Fry
Warwick Davis

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans


Released : 2010


Director : Louis Leterrier


Starring : Sam Worthington
Liam Neeson
Ralph Fiennes
Gemma Arterton

Fast & Furious 6


Released : 2013


Director : Justin Lin


Starring : Vin Diesel
Paul Walker
Dwayne Johnson
Luke Evans

Rambo V: Last Blood


Released : 2019


Director : Adrian Grunberg


Starring : Sylvester Stallone
Paz Vega
Sergio Peris-Mencheta
Adriana Barraza

Fact or Fiction?

There are a number of movies which some claim were filmed in Tenerife, which have been disputed by others, however there does not appear to be any concrete evidence to support either side, namely Star Wars, Planet of the Apes and Titanic (I think this one is easily resolved!).

If you know of any evidence to back up these claims, please share your thoughts with us.

If you are considering moving to our beautiful island,
or would like further information please contact us on the numbers below,
or visit our website to view our portfolio of properties.

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