Where was Triple Frontier filmed? Filming Locations Guide

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The Triple Frontier is the name given to the point where three South American countries converge. Also is where this long-awaited Netflix movie is set.

The story revolves around five former members of U.S. military special operations forces, teaming up to seize a large capture of cash that will cripple the world's most violent drug cartel.

Triple Frontier location

Director J. C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year, Margin Call) also co-wrote the screenplay for this action thriller starring Hollywood stars Ben Affleck (Justice League, Argo), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars, Annihilation), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, The Lost City of Z), Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones), Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound, TRON Legacy) and Adria Arjona (True Detective, Emerald City).

Triple Frontier was filmed in the Hawaiian island of Oahu, California, and Colombia.

Thanks to the excellent work of our friend Reel News Hawaii, you can find a wonderful and detailed map including all the filming locations of the movie at the end of this article.

Where was Triple Frontier filmed?

Ambush scene Colombia
The Ambush scene was shot in the La Isla neighborhood in Soacha, a borough of Bogotá in the south of the huge Colombian capital.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Triple Frontier drehorte
The upper scene pictured was recorded in Pae Ko Gardens in Kapolei.

Redfly's House is very close to there, at Pilipiliula Place. A driving scene was shot in Keoneula Boulevard on Ewa Beach.

Below, a Mini-Mart was set up in a building near the Pizza Hut on Papipi Road, also on Ewa Beach.
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shooting location Hawaii viaducts
There is a short sequence with the car going through the spectacular viaducts of the Interstate H-3 and the entrance of Tetsuo Harano Tunnels near Kaneohe.

The small village at the right in the slope of the hill was CGI'd into the landscape.
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Kaiaka Bay filming location
The scene in the Brazil border crossing was filmed in Kaiaka Bay at Cane Haul Road.
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Hawaii shoot
The school exteriors are from Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School in Kaneohe.

The MMA Fight was shot in a warehouse in Kapolei near Kalaeloa airport.
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Triple Frontier house
The mansion of the head of the cartel, Gabriel Martin Lorea, is a large property located in Old Pali Road, Honolulu.

However, a set with the gates of the house was filmed off Kamehameha Highway, near Kualoa Ranch.

This is the same place where is located Magnum's series house exterior.
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Kualoa scene bar
The scene with the five guys drinking together in a cottage is also close to Kualoa, near Tropical Farms Macadamia Nuts.

This same spot was used as The Wrong Missy filming location and in several more films based on the island.
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Dillingham AirField in Waialua
The airstrip in the jungle near the Andes is the Dillingham AirField in Waialua.

The complex is next to the ocean, but in the movie, it looks like in the middle of a range of mountains.
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coca plantation set
Some more scenes were shot around Kualoa Ranch, like the coca plantation set (pictured) with the Russian helicopter.
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Netflix movie filmed Oahu
Another scene in the jungle with mules was shot very close from the real location of the Lorea house.

Filming was set at the other side of the road from the Kaniakapupu Ruins, in Nuuanu Pali Drive.

On the north coast of the island, a jungle shoot took place near Waimea Valley.
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Kualoa Ranch hauula hawaii
Quoting Reel News Hawaii's tweet: 'Movie magic. 1,000-foot cliff is actually only 3 feet above the road.

Filmed at Kualoa Ranch just outside the old WWII Bunker, this ledge was built by production with wood and plaster
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Ellery Lake Mountains
The shooting continued in California in the Obsidian Dome near Mammoth Lakes and Ellery Lake, located outside Yosemite National Park.
Images courtesy of Netflix - Obsidian Dome Map / Ellery Lake Map

Kalaeloa Regional Park Beach
Back to Oahu, a stunt scene was shot in the road that goes to Dillingham Lodge from Farrington Highway on the north coast.

The escape scene on a beach (including digitally added snowed mountains), was filmed between Barbers Point and Kalaeloa Regional Park, also in Kapolei.
Images courtesy of Netflix - Dillingham Map / Beach Map

Dónde se rodó Triple frontera
The last scene was recorded in the colorful historic neighborhood La Candelaria, also in Bogotá, near the crossroads of Calle 10 and Carrera 4.

Many productions have been filming in Colombia in the last few years.

Check out our article Where was Jack Ryan filmed? about the second season of the Amazon series, also shot here.
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  1. Great chemistry between cast members and location. I'm not an Affleck fan, but he held his own. Bravo.

  2. The school was shot at King Intermediate in Kaneohe. There’s no East Bay HS in Hawaii :)

  3. That triple border has absolutely nothing related with the movie landscapes. Brazil in fact has multiple triple frontiers, with Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana and more.
    The landscapes you se in the movie are more related to the north border, with Peru, where you have jungle and Andes.

    1. Thanks, the movie is a bit ambiguous, but it makes much more sense that the tri-border area from the film is the junction of Colombia, Brazil and Peru. However, the coordinates where the company tossed the money are pointing to the Chilean Andes, much further south.

  4. Thanks for sharing and revealing missing coordinates where money were dropped. I wasn't sure about the longitude as in the scene Pope covers the first two numbers with his thumb. I was amused to find a movie theatre - Triple Frontier Movie with 1 star review and complaint that there is no movie here just rocks lol

  5. Thanks for the filming location info

  6. The movie should've bee shot in parts of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina since it's based on those places.

  7. I could have sworn one of the flying scenes took place near Mt. Whitney.

  8. I just watched the movie again, and I was right. One scene where the helicopter was trying to cross the Andes was indeed Mt. Whitney.

  9. This movie was attempted twice prior to this Netflix version. Both failed secondary to political problems coming from Columbia at the time. The first was eventually canned and starred Tom Hanks. The second, starring Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy was also dumped. I was living in Hawaii and was going to cast for any part I might be able to get. So, this film project has quit a bit of history to it. There is no way I would have actually gone to the Triple Frontier as it is far too dangerous!


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