Forget Hollywood, did you know that some of the best loved films were actually filmed in The Canary Islands? High-profile productions in recent years have included Fast & Furious 6, Wrath of the Titans, and more recently Allied and Bourne 5.
The Canary Islands offer one of the best tax incentives in Europe. By implementing a series of financial incentives for film production companies with a 38% exemption, the islands are joining a film commission to push this industry. Proving this has worked; over the last couple of years, The Canaries has seen some of the best actors and actresses from the likes of Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Demy Moore, Penelope Cruz, Matt Damon, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Hemsworth, and Christian Bale.
The Canary Islands geographical location provides a strategic opportunity as 79 airlines connect up to 147 international airports and world class telecommunications facilities are available. The seven islands of the archipelago offer a film-friendly environment and a consistent annual temperature of 22°C making the Islands the ideal year-round filming destination.
For travellers who want to relive that Hollywood moment in their own action or non-action adventure, we have selected two of the most recent film locations.