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El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico
El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico

El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico

Fans of Fast Five soak up the rays at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico, where many scenes of the movie starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker take place. 960 1280

  

Old San Juan

Old San Juan

In Old San Juan, historic buildings surround the Barrachina Restaurante, the birthplace of the Pina Colada. 960 1280

  

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Carolina, Puerto Rico

This neighborhood in Carolina, Puerto Rico, stood in as Brazil for the favela chase scenes of Fast Five. 960 1280

  

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Carolina, Puerto Rico

This Puerto Rican flag was painted by the art department of Fast Five during the process of restoring the neighborhood after filming. 960 1280

  

El Conquistador Hotel

El Conquistador Hotel

El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, is where scenes for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides were filmed, and where Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp stayed during filming. 960 1280

  

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

A view of the lobby at Sandals Royal Plantation Resort. This all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is near the filming location of Tom Cruise’s Cocktail. 960 1280

  

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

The actual resort in Cocktail has closed, but the Sandals Royal Plantation Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, captures the same spirit of the all-inclusive Jamaican vacation. 960 1280

  

Four Queens Hotel and Casino

Four Queens Hotel and Casino

The historic Four Queens Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street, right off the Las Vegas Strip, has a bar in its basement that was a favorite of the original Rat Pack -- the famous group of performers that included Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. 960 1280

  

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

The Sandals Royal Plantation Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, is only minutes away from where some of the most popular scenes in Cocktail were filmed. 960 1280

  

Soi Cowboy district

Soi Cowboy district

The naughty nightspots made infamous in The Hangover: Part II include the go-go bars of Thailand's Soi Cowboy district, which is known for their lovely “ladyboys.” 960 1280

  

Davy's Locker

Davy's Locker

Davy's Locker, a bar and lounge off the Vegas Strip, is where the Rat Pack would go for a good time on the town. 960 1280

  

Palamino Island in San Juan

Palamino Island in San Juan

The shores of Palamino Island in San Juan, where Johnny Depp left Penelope Cruz stranded in the final scene of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. 960 1280

  

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