Filming for the Mexican romantic comedy “Infelices para Siempre” spent nearly a month in Puerto Peñasco, capturing some of the best images of what the desert and marvelous Sea of Cortez have to offer.
The feature film, starring Consuelo Duval and Adrían Uribe, produced by Jorge Aragón and directed by Noe Santillán, filmed in several locations in and around the city. Film sets encompassed beautiful spaces at resorts, including Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort as well as Mayan Palace, as well as the Mar de Cortéz Airport, and of course representative spots of the region such as majestic dunes, the Grand Desert of Altar, craters at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, and our spectacular beaches.
In the words of producer Jorge Aragón, they were looking for a paradisiacal spot with uncommon natural settings. They finally chose Puerto Peñasco, Sonora as the spot to tell the story “Infelices para Siempre”, which also stars Livia Brito, Ari Telch, Angelica Aragón, Luis Arrieta, and Ruy Senderos, among others.
The story follows a couple, worn out after more than 20 years of marriage, whose families send them to Puerto Peñasco, where they first honeymooned, in an attempt to save their relationship. Through a series of mishaps and repetitions, much in the style of “Groundhog Day”, the two seek out a happy ending.
Cast, production, and film crew spent from July 18th – August 15th filming in Puerto Peñasco. This involved transporting over 100 people between technicians, makeup artists, wardrobe, and craft services. The film also several local providers including transportation, props, and services for film sets, plus many extras.
After wrapping up in Puerto Peñasco, production moved to Hermosillo where they would be filming at the airport before returning to Mexico City for editing and post-production. The film is expected to be released in movie theaters in 2020.
Filming of this production will undoubtedly put Puerto Peñasco on the national and international map as a tourism site worth visiting!