Mexican beaches have been the scenario of great stars, but Riviera Nayarit has had the honor of infusing various series and movies with life and magic, thanks to its natural landscapes and spectacular locations. As host, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has participated in great audiovisual projects with talented artists who stand out in the film and television industry, such is the case of the successful Apple TV+ series, Defending Jacob.

Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, and Jaeden Martell, they filmed various scenes at the resort. The lobby, pool area, the beach, and Azul restaurant were the main locations for most of the filming, which causes huge mystery and intrigue to see the final result within the series.


Defending Jacob is an 8-episode judicial thriller, based on the novel by William Landay, which develops the plot of a family crisis when they find out that their son is accused of murdering a classmate.

It is not the first time that the Grand Velas brand has been a location for large productions, it has also witnessed love as with the episodes filmed in Riviera Maya for the Love is Blind series.

We invite you to watch Defending Jacob and discover how this story ends. Don’t forget to share your comments, especially about the episode that was filmed at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit!