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Survivor México is a Mexican reality television series produced by TV Azteca, the second version of Survivor in Mexico.

The show currently airs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm, and on Sundays at 8:00 pm.


Main article: Survivor (franchise)

While Azteca was rerunning La Isla 2017: El Reality, on May 5, a new account on Twitter was created for Survivor México, announcing that Survivor was making its way to Mexico.[1] On May 13, the account announced the host of the new version, Arturo Islas Allende.[2] The show then premiered on July 5, 2020.

On February 15, 2021, Arturo Islas Allende, confirmed he wouldn't host the second season. On March 26, it was revealed that the new host who would take Arturo Islas Allende's place would be the sports commentator Carlos Guerrero, mostly known as "Warrior".

Format Variations

The Mexican version of the show is based more on the format of the Turkish version.

Division of Tribes

Main article: Tribe

Number of Members per Tribe

  • Two Tribes of Eight: For the first season, the castaways were divided into two tribes of eight, consisted of four men and four women on each tribe.
  • Two Tribes of Twelve: For the second season, the castaways were divided into two tribes of twelve, consisted of six men and six women on each tribe.


Main article: Merge


Tribe Switch

Main article: Tribe Switch


Main article: Challenge

Reward Challenges

Main article: Reward Challenge

Unlike the American version with a maximum of one Reward Challenge before elimination, the Mexican version performs several Reward Challenges per cycle.

Immunity Challenges

Main article: Immunity Challenge

Before the Tribal Immunity Challenges, members of each tribe fight each other for an Immunity Necklace. Also, the Mexican version performs up to two Tribal Immunity Challenges, these will decide the number of members of each tribe that will be nominated.

Tribal Council

Main article: Tribal Council

Instead of the most voted person on the Tribal Council having to leave the competition, the tribe(s) votes to nominate one or two of its members. Then the winner(s) of the Individual Immunity may select the last nominee from the tribe. Finally, the nominees face a challenge in which the loser will be eliminated.

Hidden Immunity Idol

Main article: Hidden Immunity Idol

Due to the elimination method of the Mexican version, the Hidden Immunity Idol could be played after all the votes are read, negating all votes against the user and saving them from the nomination, and nominating the person with the second-highest number of votes. In the Mexican version the players are allowed to steal Hidden Immunity Idols from other's possessions.


Main article: Exile Island (twist)

Introduced in Survivor México (2021), Exile sees the castaways being banished to a remote location, entirely separate from the existing camps, where they will fend for themselves until dawn. At one point in the competition, the exiled participants must spend the night in a bamboo cage filled with water and mud.

Tribe Captains

Main article: Tribe Leader

The Tribe Captain twist sees the tribe vote for someone to be its captain and make decisions. Introduced in Survivor México (2021).

First Impressions

Main article: First Impressions

The First Impressions twist sees voting a castaway out on Day 1. Introduced in Survivor México (2021), the castaways were not actually voted-out but instead were bound hand and foot in the first Reward Challenge.

Resurrection Totem

Introduced in Survivor México (2021), the said totem is to be used after the elimination of a contestant with the power to save them and return them to the competition.

Reward Steal

Main article: Reward Steal

The Reward Steal allows a tribe to steal one reward from the opposing tribe. This twist was introduced in Survivor México (2021).

Voting Advantages

Some seasons have included advantages that involve votes.

Vote Change

The Vote Change was introduced in Survivor México (2021), allowing a castaway to change a vote at one Tribal Council.


Season Tribes Number of Castaways Filming Location Filming Dates Season Run Sole Survivor Runner(s)-Up
Survivor México (2020)
Merged Tribe
16 Dominican Republic July - August, 2020 July 5, 2020 - August 30, 2020 SM1 Eduardo t.jpg
Eduardo Urbina
SM1 Ximenad t.jpg
Ximena Duggan
Survivor México (2021)
Merged Tribe
26 Dominican Republic March - August, 2021 April 7, 2021 - August 15, 2021 SM2 Pablo t.png
Pablo Martí
SM2 Cyntia t.png
Cyntia González
SM2 Julio t.png
Julio Barraza

See also


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