VISITING THE PREDATOR FILMING LOCATIONS

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WhiskeyBeard

New Member
Hey Folks,

I wanted to offer a resource for anyone that has ever wanted to visit any of the filming locations used in Predator.

There are two main locations, one is just south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where the guerilla camp scene was filmed.
The other is at the southern end of Mexico outside of Palenque, Chiapas, where the waterfall scenes where filmed.


GUERILLA CAMP LOCATION

The camp location has been transformed into an eco-park of sorts with lots water activites, a restaurant, and the main draw - (at least for people that don't travel all the way to Mexico just to see where Predator was filmed) is canopy zip line tours.

The park, El Eden, still has the original burned out Bell UH-1 Iroquois that Dutch done blowed up! Most of the original structures and stonework is still there as well. Once you see the pictures, you will recognize alot from the film.


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El Eden Restaurant

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This menu is ridiculously awesome. "Dillion's Filt Mignon", anyone?
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THE WATERFALL + FINAL FIGHT SCENES

These two locations, as stated above, are in southern Mexico, near Guatemala.

Two waterfalls, located near Palenque, were used for different parts of the same waterfall scene as well as the climax where Dutch makes his challenge and last stand.
Misol-Ha is the location of Dutch's (or at least Arnie's stunt double's) famous waterfall jump.
Agua Azul is where he goes over ther smaller falls and pulls himself up on the bank of the river. Supposedly, this is where he lights his torch and makes the war cry. (You can see the falls in the background in part of the scene)

Misol-Ha
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Agua Azul
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I was able to locate a cool hotel, Hotel Xibalba, that is actually located in Palenque. They are partnered with Shivalva Tours
who provides tours to both the National Park of Palenque and straight to the waterfalls themselves.
The park contains the famous Mayan city ruins of Palenque itself.

National Park of Palenque
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Frequent guest speakers at the ruins may include:
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berserk wolf

New Member
OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH MMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYY GGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I SO WANNA GO HERE WITH MY FAMILY!!!! AND ONE DAY WITH LAIR MEMBERS TOO!!!!
 

Kithunter

Well-Known Member
the holy land!!!...they spruced it up with some props as well.

it kills me to see that sign there....we have so many talented people, who could do something so freaking sweet and send it to them.... i know there was talk of doing that like 5 years ago.

i'm gonna shoot them an email and see if they would dig that...now that would be a very cool contest for the forum...


Design a sign to be placed at the site of P1, a gift from the hunters lair..


AM
 

predator666

New Member
The agua azul is simply beautiful, wonder if the wife would consider honeymooning there. As for the sign idea Drew, it's a great 1. Let us know what they say if they reply
 

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WhiskeyBeard

New Member
I was just thinking all things P1 they might need...

Holy mandibles, I would flip if any of my artwork was hanging up there. Either way, as soon as I can go... I am.
Any of you folks in the SoCal have no excuse not to get down there!
 

kurtweinreich

Active Member
Sweet! I was just in Puerto Vallarta last year for a tournament and took a picture at one of the other spots they said they filmed it on the tour...

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I didn't see where the helicopter was, though. I will look for it next time...
 

WhiskeyBeard

New Member
That definitely looks the part.

I understand there are two places that have the helicopters.
Where was this taken Kurt?
 

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Roydraven

New Member
It truly is beautiful :) man Andrew I so would be up for that count me in
sounds like such a great way to connect the lair with its mother land.

the holy land!!!...they spruced it up with some props as well.

it kills me to see that sign there....we have so many talented people, who could do something so freaking sweet and send it to them.... i know there was talk of doing that like 5 years ago.

i'm gonna shoot them an email and see if they would dig that...now that would be a very cool contest for the forum...


Design a sign to be placed at the site of P1, a gift from the hunters lair..


AM
 

Smally

Member
Awesome post! Shame I will probably never get to go there.... oh well at least I've nearly got my P1 mask, thats good enough for me!

Smally.
 

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VaderDave

New Member
Hopefully I can do it 2012 it would be nice to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the PREDATOR @ that location

I think we should very seriously consider doing this, taking the suits, and getting pics. I know I would make every effort to get there!
 

panik33

New Member
oh wow that is amazing they still have the origional hellicopter but maybe we should replace those p1s with some scott marshall resin statues hehe man i want to go there even if you guys organised it i doubt id be able to go moneys tight being a student n all but damn that would be like SDCC X 1,000,000
 

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