Nicaragua - People and places: Spanish 'Survivor' to be filmed in Nicaragua/'Sobrevivientes' de España a grabarse en Nicaragua

Spanish 'Survivor' to be filmed in Nicaragua/'Sobrevivientes' de España a grabarse en Nicaragua






















Note the following press release taken from http://www.24-7pressrelease.com:

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Nicaragua has been chosen as the new location for Spain's version of the reality show Survivor (Supervivientes) Season 11, expected to air in May 2010. The Spanish television network, Telecinco, announced that the destination for this season will no longer be the Cochinos Keys in Honduras like the previous four seasons; instead, the participants will travel to Nicaragua's South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS, for its acronym in Spanish), specifically to Corn Island and the Pearl Keys.

The Pearl Keys consist of 18 little islands located on the Caribbean Coast, 35 km from the coast of Pearl Lagoon, where the seventh season of the Italian version of Survivor (L'Isola dei Famosi) is currently being filmed.

The show consists of filming the daily lives of famous contestants who will compete to survive in Nicaragua's Pearl Keys for almost 3 months without food or shelter. Contestants will be challenged twice a week and will be able to win prizes and become the leaders of the island. The winner of the competition will receive a prize of EUR200,000.

The show will have a positive impact on Nicaragua's tourism sector and its economy by drawing the attention of the European audience. Statistics from the Nicaraguan Tourism Board (INTUR, for its acronym in Spanish) show that Europe is the fastest growing source market when it comes to tourists visiting Nicaragua, with a 23.5 percent increase in 2009 when compared to 2008.

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