Un refugio para el amor

Un refugio para el amor
Genre Telenovela
Created by Delia Fiallo
Written by Georgina Tinoco
Nora Alemán
Directed by Ana Lorena Pérez-Ríos
Eduardo Said
Theme music composer Jorge Eduardo Murguía Pedraza
Mauricio Lopez de Arriaga
Opening theme "Amor Sincero" by Alexander Acha and Zuria Vega
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 165
Executive producer(s) Ignacio Sada
Producer(s) J. Antonio Arvizu
Location(s) Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosí
Barranca del Cobre
Mexico City
Tlayacapan, Morelos
Cinematography Gabriel Vázquez Bulman
Editor(s) Víctor Hugo Flores
Israel Flores
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 41–45 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format SDTV 480i
HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereophonic
Original release February 6 – September 23, 2012
Preceded by Esperanza del corazón
Followed by Corona de Lágrimas
Related shows La zulianita (1977)
Morelia (1995)

Un refugio para el amor (English title: A Shelter For Love[1]) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Ignacio Sada for Televisa. It is a remake of the Venezuelan telenovela La zulianita and the Mexican telenovela Morelia.[2]

Zuria Vega and Gabriel Soto star as the main protagonists, while Laura Flores, Jessica Coch, Humberto Elizondo and Frances Ondiviela star as the main antagonists.


Production of Un Refugio para el Amor officially started on November 22, 2011.[3][4] On February 6, 2012, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Un Refugio para el Amor weekdays at 4:15pm, replacing Esperanza del corazón.[5][6] The last episode was broadcast on September 23, with Corona de Lágrimas replacing it the following day.[7]

Univision confirmed a prime time airing of Un Refugio para el Amor. From May 24 to July 13, 2012, Univision started broadcasting 2-hour episodes of Un Refugio para el Amor weeknights at 7pm/6c, replacing Una familia con suerte.[8][9] On July 16, Univision started broadcasting Por ella soy Eva weeknights at 8pm/7c, replacing one hour of Un Refugio para el Amor. The last episode was broadcast on November 30, with Corona de Lágrimas replacing it on December 3.


Though Canal de las Estrellas broadcast Un Refugio para el Amor in the afternoon, it became the most successful telenovela in the afternoon time slot, having more viewership than its predecessors Esperanza del corazón and Rafaela.[10][11]


Luciana is a beautiful and joyful young girl who, after her father’s death, escapes from the sexual harassment of Don Aquiles, the tyrant in the town she grew up, and arrives in Mexico City. In order to survive, she has to take a job in “El Inferno”, a bar with a very bad reputation. One night, one of the customers tries to go too far with her, but she defends herself and scratches him on the face; a commotion is started and they end up in the police station. Luciana is accused of hurting a customer and when everything seems lost for her, Claudio, her attorney, rescues her. She sympathizes with him immediately and he offers her his unconditional help.

After this event, Luciana gets a job as a maid in the Torreslanda home, where she helps to take care of Patricio, one of their kids who suffered an accident and became quadriplegic. She immediately gets along with him and Jana, his sister; Patricio recovers his desire to live thanks to Luciana and she becomes his best friend and confidant.

There, she meets Rodrigo, the oldest son of the family, and she is impressed when she realizes that he is the same young guy that defended her during the commotion at the bar. Rodrigo is a handsome guy who holds a reputation as a lady-killer, but he is currently engaged with Gala, a beautiful and rich girl who is also a successful executive. A strong attraction grows between Rodrigo and Luciana, which little by little becomes a deep love; Rodrigo decides to end his engagement with Gala to secretly marry Luciana and together face anyone who is against; they both give themselves away in love devotion, under the protection of a wonderful and cozy place which is very meaningful for both of them.

When Gala and Roselena, Rodrigo’s mother, find this out, they make a plan to separate them. They tell Rodrigo that the girl has manipulated him looking forward to taking his money and that she has escaped from her town because of a money debt she still has not paid, which made her family lose their poor home; moreover, they tell him that when she arrived in the city, she worked as a “table dancer” at a bar where there is still a formal complaint against her by one of her clients. Madly upset, Rodrigo confronts Luciana, who tries to defend herself, but everything accuses her. Rodrigo, blinded by jealousy, does not listen to her and he throws her out of his home and his life forever.

Devastated, Luciana looks for consolation in Claudio, who shortly after discovers he is Luciana’s biological father. When they discover this, both of them promise to make the Torreslanda family pay for all the pain they have caused them; Claudio spent many years in jail accused of a fraud that was in fact committed by Maximino, Rodrigo’s father, which stripped him of all his goods.

Later, Luciana realizes she is pregnant and she decides not to tell Rodrigo and have her baby on her own. Rodrigo, on the other hand, marries Gala and lives in hell because she makes his life miserable.

Luciana gives birth to Rodrigo Jr. during a risky labor, which almost kills her. Roselena learns that Luciana is having a child and plans to kidnap him; to stop her, Luciana escapes from the hospital but she faints in the way and loses the baby. A homeless musician takes the baby believing she is dead; when Luciana wakes up and does not see her baby, the pain drives her crazy and she spends her life looking for him.

Some years later, Rodrigo meets a boy who works in the street and they become friends, but he doesn't know that the kid he befriended is his biological son. On the other hand, his situation with Gala gets even worse and they decide to get divorced. he runs into Luciana one day and he apologizes to her, but she assures him with a cold look that she despises him now exactly with the same passion she once loved him. Rodrigo promises Luciana to find Rodrigo Jr....but only time will define the direction their destinies will take, which by now will remain united by the hope to find their son and be able to live together with him in.... “A Shelter for Love”.



Actor Character
Zuria Vega Luciana Jacinto Flores / Luciana Linares Talancón
Gabriel Soto Rodrigo Torreslanda Fuentes-Gil
Laura Flores Rosa Elena Fuentes-Gil de Torreslanda
Roberto Blandón Maximino Torreslanda
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez Paz Flores Vda. de Jacinto
Jessica Coch Gala Villavicencio Williams


Actor Character
Frances Ondiviela Julieta "Julie" Williams Vda. de Villavicencio
Luz María Jerez Constanza "Conny" Fuentes-Gil Vda. de San Emeterio
Humberto Elizondo Aquiles Trueba Tajonar
Aleida Núñez Violeta Ramos / Coral
Brandon Peniche Patricio "Pato" Torreslanda Fuentes-Gil
José Carlos Ruiz Galdino Jacinto
Angelina Pelaez Sabina
Socorro Bonilla Magdalena "Magda" Ramos
David Ostrosky Claudio Linares
Claudio Báez Lastra
Salvador Sánchez Don Chelo
Lupita Lara Chuy
Harry Geithner Óscar Gaitán
Maricruz Nájera Matilde
Oscar Bonfiglio Padre Honesto
Yula Pozo Estela
Salvador Ibarra Marcos
Jaime Lozano Lic. Barrera
José Antonio Ferral Jerónimo
Roberto Miquel Iván
Ilean Almaguer Hannah Torreslanda Fuentes-Gil
Paul Stanley Aldo San Emeterio Fuentes-Gil
Tania Lizardo Melissa San Emeterio Fuentes-Gil
Erik Diaz Lorenzo Jacinto Flores
Sachi Tamashiro Vicky
Eduardo Cuervo Polo
Lucero Lander Dr. Hauser
Mauricio Mejía Mirko
Fernando Robles Pedro
Francisco Rubio Fabián
Pepe Olivares Procopio
Kelchie Arizmendi Norma
Rafael del Villar Marcial
Gabriel de Cervantes Jorge
Sugchey Abrego Serena
Úrsula Montserrat Ofelia
Ricardo Vera Dr. Diez
Raúl Padilla "Chóforo" Don Serapio
Lucía Guilmáin Brígida

Special participation

Actor Character
Nora Salinas Aurora Talancón de Linares

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Result
2012 Premios People en Español Best New Talent of the Year Zuria Vega Won[12]
Best Supporting Actress Laura Flores Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Harry Geithner Nominated
2013 31st TVyNovelas Awards[13] Best Actress Zuria Vega Nominated
Best Actor Gabriel Soto Nominated
Best Co-lead Actor Brandon Peniche Nominated
Best Female Revelation Tania Lizardo Nominated
Best Male Revelation Erik Díaz Nominated
Los Favoritos del público Favorite couple Zuria Vega and Gabriel Soto Won[13]
Favorite Villain Laura Flores Nominated
The Most Handsome Guy Gabriel Soto Nominated
Favorite Kiss Zuria Vega and Gabriel Soto Won[13]


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  7. "Gran final de "Un Refugio para el Amor", en septiembre". starMedia. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  8. "Univision Presents an Enthralling Tale in "Un Refugio Para El Amor"". univision.com. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  9. "Este Jueves se estrena "Un refugio para el amor" en Univision". yahoo.com. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  10. ""Un refugio para el amor" sobrepasar 20 ptos de rating. Con Javier Poza". radioformula.com. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  11. "Termina con buen rating "Un refugio para el amor"". sitiostotal.com. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  12. "Lista de ganadores de los Premios People en Español 2012". starmedia.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
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