Trivia / Apocalypto

  • California Doubling: Although they did film in Mexico, they picked Veracruz (in the middle of the gulf coast) to double for Yucatan and the Caribbean; this is especially noticeable in the scenes on the beach.
  • Genius Bonus - The name of the city where the slaves are taken is never identified in the film, but an expert on things Mayan would guess that it is probably Copan, which was near the border between Guatemala and Honduras. Like the city depicted, Copan was within walking (or, in this case, running) distance of both the Caribbean Sea and a major river.