If there is something besides traveling that brings generations together, it’s movies. And at HostandBoat we are lovers of the audiovisual world, especially if the sea plays an important role in them.
Today we will travel around the world through movies, and maybe even help you organize your next vacation! From movie classics to musicals.
Mamma mia! is one of the most beloved musicals by the public. Its film version allowed the play to reach every home in the world and ABBA continues to be a success despite the fact that they split up decades ago.
The film was shot on the island of Skopelos, which made this small island of paradisiacal beaches and white villages, became known all over the world. In fact, we could consider that the island is also one of the main characters of the film, since it is key to the development of the story. Who knows what would have become of Donna, Sam, Bill and Harry if they had not had the island in common?
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
10 years after the premiere of Mamma Mia!, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is released. This film takes place a few years after the original movie. It is a much more emotional film than the first one, but it is still a great continuation of the original plot. In this film we learn more in detail about Donna’s youth and how she finishes her studies and goes to live in Greece, where she meets Bill, Harry and Sam.
However, contrary to what we might think, this new story is not shot in Greece but in Croatia, another of the destinations offered by HostandBoat. Specifically on Vis Island. This small island is only accessible by boat or ferry. The nature, the beaches and the tranquility of the island made the filming to be moved.
Of course for fans of musicals, these are cult movies. It has been in the news for a few months that ABBA will be back in 2021 with new songs. Will this open the door to a new movie in one of these magical destinations?
Jurassic Park (1993)
Hawaii is also the setting for Hollywood blockbusters. The island of Kauai became Isla Nublar during filming, where the plot unfolds. There are also some scenes filmed in Maui, in fact, this movie shares scenery with shows like Lost.
One of the most famous places in the movie, Manawaiopuna Falls, has earned the nickname “Jurassic Falls” for one of the most mythical scenes of the saga.
Many of the coasts of Isla Nublar are not accessible by foot for tourists, so it is recommended that you take the boat tour to enjoy it safely.
Many scenes of The Godfather are filmed in Italy. Coppolla filmed much of the story in Savoca. In fact one of its tourist attractions has to do with the movie: there is a Godfather Trail, and even a museum dedicated to the film. Michael got married in Forza d’Agro (Sicily).
Released in the 2000s, it is one of Leonardo Dicaprio’s best-known films. A backpacker goes to Thailand in search of adventure and to turn his life around. There he meets a couple who tell him about a mysterious island unknown to tourists and which is a paradise on Earth.
This island is located in the Phi Phi archipelago. It was filmed on the island of Kho Phi Phi Phi Leh. It was a virgin island until 2003 when it was opened to tourists. There are local boats that take you to the places where the movie was filmed, but…what’s better than enjoying this movie set on your own on your boat?
A very well known saga around the world that has been filmed in locations all over the planet. One of the most famous places where it was filmed was in the desert of Tabernas, in Almeria. Who would have thought that a place like Almeria would be the setting for so many adventures?
Pirates of the Caribbean
One of the pillars of Pirates of the Caribbean, apart from the mythical Captain Jack Sparrow, is the sea and its scenery. Many of the movies are filmed in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Tortuga Island, Dominica Island and many other well-known Caribbean destinations. Who wouldn’t like to sail as Jack Sparrow through the Caribbean waters in search of hidden treasure?
The Mask of Zorro
This film, released in 1998, has a spectacular cast: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones… It was shot in Mexico, a Caribbean paradise. The interior scenes were filmed in a studio in Mexico City, and the exterior scenes, 80% of the film according to the producers, were filmed in the city of Tlaxcala, the state of Hidalgo and the beaches of Guayama.
This movie, starring Tom Hanks, was shot on Monuriki Island in Fiji. It tells the story of a FedEX delivery man who becomes a modern-day Robinson Crusoe.
The island, like many in the area, is uninhabited and has an area of about 400 square meters. Visiting it will transport you to the story of Chuck Noland. In fact there are still marks of the filming, such as signs or the grave of one of the characters in the movie.
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