San Francisco, Mexico - The production of the reality show Redneck Island, starring the acclaimed WWE fighter Steve Austin, took place in Riviera Nayarit and generated a direct economic downpour of $300,000 USD.
The show, which has been broadcasted since June 9 by CMT (Country Music Television), received the support of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Riviera Nayarit, with the objective of not only promoting our destination internationally, but also improving the economy of all the people in Nayarit.
The production of Redneck Island took place throughout May in San Francisco, Nayarit - also known as San Pancho, a cosmopolitan seaside town in Mexico's Pacific Treasure. The show employed local carpenters, painters and other regional service providers, as well as students from the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit.
The CVB promotes film and TV productions in our destination as a way to contribute to maintaining high room occupancy rates and to generate employment in the locations that are used to record the shows. Additionally, these productions contribute to the touristic promotion of our destination once they're released.
About Riviera Nayarit: Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, record deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. Visit the website at RivieraNayarit.com