A sequel to the eponymous series that aired from 1977 to 1984, Fox’s ‘Fantasy Island’ is a fantasy drama series that follows a group of people who make their way to the eponymous island with their personal desires. They get reborn in different ways, thanks to the magical elements of the island. Created by Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, and Gene Levitt, the second season also centers around Elena Roarke, who welcomes guests into the luxury resort to provide enlightenment and fulfill their deepest desires and fantasies.
The surreal and fantastical elements portrayed in season 2 are complemented ideally by the picturesque locations, including the forests and beaches. So, it is natural for you to be curious to know all about the filming sites of the fantasy series. Well, here are all the details we have gathered about the same!
Fantasy Island Season 2 Filming Locations
‘Fantasy Island’ season 2 was filmed entirely in Puerto Rico, particularly in Río Grande and seemingly in San Juan, Old San Juan, Fajardo, and Bayamón. As per reports, the principal photography for the sophomore round of the drama show commenced in February 2022 and wrapped up in June of the same year. So, let’s not waste any time and get a detailed account of all the scenic places that appear in the second season of the Fox series!
Río Grande, Puerto Rico
A significant portion of ‘Fantasy Island’ season 2 was lensed in Río Grande, a town and municipality in the Northern Coastal Valley. Specifically, the shooting for many pivotal sequences for the sophomore round took place on location in and around Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort at 6000 Boulevard Río Mar.
Home to several exotic beaches, Río Grande is just a few minutes from the El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest within the United States National Forest System. It is possible that some of the forest scenes for season 2 were recorded in the national forest itself. Also known as La Ciudad de El Yunque, Río Grande is home to several landmarks and tourist attractions, such as Coco Beach, Indio Cave, and Las Picúas Beach.
Other Locations in Puerto Rico
We cannot rule out the possibility that the production team of ‘Fantasy Island’ utilized some familiar locations across Puerto Rico for the second season. They include the capital city of San Juan and the historic district, Old San Juan. Since Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan – Para la Naturaleza at Carr. 987 Km 5.9 Las Croabas in Fajardo served as an important production location for the show’s inaugural iteration; it is likely that it also features in a few scenes in the second season.
Furthermore, the filming unit seemingly set up camp in Parque Nacional Julio Enrique Monagas at CV55+PMM in Bayamón to shoot some key portions for season 2.
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