The Amazing Race 5 (Latin America)

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The Amazing Race
(season 5)
The Amazing Race (Latin America season 5) title card.jpg
Season run 16 September 2013
– 9 December 2013
Filming dates 19 June 2013
– mid-July 2013
No. of episodes 13
Winning team Ezequiel Sapochnik &
Tobías de la Barra
Continents visited 2
Countries visited 6
Cities visited 20
Distance traveled 12,600 kilometres (7,800 mi)
No. of legs 12
Season Chronology
Season 4 ◄ Chronology ► Season 6

The Amazing Race is a Latin American version of the American reality television show of the same name, The Amazing Race. The fifth season of the show was the third season aired on the Space channel in association with Disney Media Networks Latin America. It features eleven teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race across Latin America to win US$250,000 (The second team will win US$ 20.000). The fifth season returned to the regular format by featuring teams from all over Latin America and not only from Brazil, unlike the previous season.

Colombian television host and model Toya Montoya, who was also a contestant on the third season, replaced the previous host of the regular series Harris Whitbeck, making her the first female host in the franchise.[1] The fifth season premiered on Space and TNT on 16 September 2013 at 9:00 p.m (UTC -3).[2] The season finale aired on Space and TNT on 9 December 2013 at 9:00 p.m (UTC-3).

Argentine friends Ezequiel Sapochnik and Tobías de la Barra were the winners of the race.[3]

Production[edit]

Development and filming[edit]

The race's Starting Line was at the Fort San Fernando de Bocachica in Tierra Bomba Island, Cartagena, Colombia.

Space greenlit the third season of the series on 19 October 2012. Filming for this fifth season took place from 19 June 2013 to mid-July 2013. The show is broadcast in high-definition television on Space HD.

This seasons' eleven teams were spotted filming in Barranquilla, Colombia on 22 June 2013.[4] This season covered nearly 12,600 km (7,800 mi) and featured the Race's first ever visit to the Dutch constituent country of Curaçao. Previously visited countries were Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

None of the eliminated teams were present at the Finish Line.

Cast[edit]

Applications for the fifth season were opened for Brazilians on October 13, 2012. On February 13, 2013 applications were also opened for the rest of Latin America until March 31, 2013.

This season have eleven teams from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela and for the first time Uruguay. Also, the first contestant from Guatemala. And also for the first time in the regular series, Chile won't be represented. The cast includes the series' first Brothers-in-law, Filippo & Eddy from Venezuela; Evelyn Cristopher, from Evelyn & Jorge who was a contestant on the Colombian TV show, Colombia Tiene Talento (Got Talent series);[5] the first binational team in the Latin American version, Juanjo and Beto, representing both Guatemala and Mexico (although The Amazing Race: China Rush have had previously presented binational teams); and the first team from Uruguay, married couple Darío & Esther.

Marketing[edit]

Sponsor for this season are Samsung Electronics and Scotiabank. The sponsors played a major role in the series by providing prizes and integrating their products into various tasks.

Results[edit]

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks performed
1 21 31,2 4 55 6ƒ 1 711 8 9 10 111 1214
Argentina Ezequiel & Tobías Friends 3rd 9th^ 9th 5th 2nd 3rd10 5th 4th12 1st
1st 2nd 1st 1st Ezequiel 92, Tobías 8
Uruguay Darío & Esther Couple 5th 1st~ 5th 2nd 4th 5th 1st 1st 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd Dario 9, Esther 82
Argentina Karina & Braian Dating 2nd 7th+ 2nd 4th 6th 6th10 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd Karina 8, Braian 9
Costa Rica Manfred & Pierre Friends 9th 8th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th13 Manfred 8, Pierre 7
Venezuela Jessica & Michelle Friends 6th 4th* 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 5th12 5th Jessica 62, Michelle 6
Colombia Evelyn & Jorge Dating 1st 6th+ 4thε3 1st 3rd6 2nd 6th 6th12 Evelyn 43, Jorge 7
Colombia Astrid & Aleja Sisters 10th 5th 6th 7th4 7thə7,8 7th Astrid 4, Aleja 58
GuatemalaMexico Juanjo & Beto Married 4th 2nd^ 8th 8th 8th9 Juanjo 4, Beto 32
Brazil Débora & Renata Cousins 7th 3rd* 1st 9th4 9th9 Débora 5, Renata 2
Venezuela Filippo & Eddy Brothers-in-law 8th 10th~ Filippo 2, Eddy 1
Mexico Ari & Ra Siblings 11th Ari 1, Ra 0
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue. If placed next to a Leg number, this indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that Leg but not used.
  • A purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the Express Pass on that leg. A magenta ə indicates the team had previously been given the second Express Pass and used it on that leg.
  • An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump in the next leg of the race.
  • A brown ⊃ or a cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn; or indicates the team who received it;
    indicates that the team was U-Turned, but they used the second U-Turn on another team.
  • Matching colored symbols (orange +, teal ^, magenta –, olive * and brown ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.
  • An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing. The first place team was still awarded a prize for that leg.
  • Italicized results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode leg.
  1. ^a b c d Legs 2, 3, 6 and 11 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
  2. a b c d e Four of the nine teams arrived at the Pit Stop after forfeiting the second Roadblock (Esther, Jessica, Beto and Ezequiel) and received a 2-hour penalty before being allowed to check in. The initial placements for all teams are as follows (the five boldfaced teams were not given the penalty):
    1st: Débora & Renata; 2nd: Darío & Esther; 3rd: Jessica & Michelle; 4th: Beto & Juanjo; 5th: Braian & Karina; 6th: Manfred & Pierre; 7th: Evelyn & Jorge; 8th: Ezequiel & Tobías; 9th: Astrid & Aleja
  3. a b Evelyn & Jorge elected to use the Express Pass to bypass the second Roadblock in Leg 3. Evelyn elected to perform the Roadblock; this is reflected in the total Roadblock count.
  4. a b Astrid & Aleja and Débora & Renata initially arrived 6th and 7th respectively, however they received a 15-minutes penalty for traveling by mototaxi instead of by taxi to the Club Deportivo Caza y Pesca as instructed on the clue. They dropped to 7th and 9th (last) respectively, however Débora & Renata were saved by a non-elimination leg.
  5. ^ Leg 5 was a double-elimination leg. The last two teams to be checked in at the Pit Stop were both eliminated.
  6. ^ Evelyn & Jorge initially arrived in 2nd, however they received a 15-minute penalty for not dropping their belongings in the marked area during the additional task in the Club Universitario de Regatas. They dropped to 3rd.
  7. ^ Astrid & Aleja used their Express Pass given to them by Evelyn & Jorge to bypass an additional task in the Club Universitario de Regatas during Leg 5.
  8. ^ Astrid & Aleja originally arrived in 7th, however they received a 1-hour penalty for failing to complete the Roadblock. Since other teams also received penalties, their placement remained unchanged.
  9. a b Débora & Renata and Beto & Juanjo initially arrived 6th and 8th respectively, however they received a 2-hour penalty for refusing to complete the additional task in the Club Universitario de Regatas. Additionally, Débora & Renata received a 30-minute penalty for not completing correctly the additional task where they had to make a Race flag. Beto & Juanjo stayed in 8th, while Débora & Renata dropped to 9th (last), and since this was a double-elimination leg, both teams were eliminated from the Race.
  10. a b Ezequiel & Tobías and Karina & Braian initially arrived 1st and 6th respectively, however they received a 30-minutes penalty for reaching the first Roadblock location before retrieving their clue from the cluebox. Ezequiel & Tobías dropped to 3rd, while Karina & Braian's placement remained unchanged.
  11. ^ Five of the six teams arrived at the Pit Stop after not realising that they had to light a candle for Saint Michael at the San Miguel Church as indicated on a sign, and were forced to backtrack and light the candle before being allowed to check in. The initial placements for all teams are as follows (the boldfaced team was not asked to backtrack):
    1st: Darío & Esther; 2nd: Jessica & Michelle; 3rd: Manfred & Pierre; 4th: Ezequiel & Tobías; 5th: Karina & Braian; 6th: Evelyn & Jorge
  12. a b c Ezequiel & Tobías, Jessica & Michelle and Evelyn & Jorge initially arrived 2nd, 4th and 6th (last) respectively, however they received a 30-minutes penalty for exceeding the speed-limit while driving during the course of the leg. Ezequiel & Tobías dropped to 4th and Jessica & Michelle dropped to 5th, while Evelyn & Jorge's placement remained unchanged and they were eliminated from the Race.
  13. ^ Manfred & Pierre failed to complete an additional task at the Lienzo Charro Ignacio Zermeño. After the last team checked in at the mat, Toya came out to the additional task location and eliminated them.
  14. ^ Leg 12 was a double-length leg with one Detour and two Roadblocks and was shown over two episodes.

Prizes[edit]

The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg.

Race summary[edit]

Route Map.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Desvío (Detour)   Roadblock icon.svg Obstáculo (Roadblock)   Fast Forward icon.svg Avance (Fast Forward)
Intersection icon.svg Intersección (Intersection)   U-Turn icon.svg Retorno (U-Turn)   Speed Bump icon.svg Multa (Speed Bump)   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Parada (Pit Stop)

Leg 1 (Colombia)[edit]

Airdate: September 16, 2013

At Torre del Reloj, teams had to load wooden carts with three blocks of ice.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to search among hundreds of sandcastles for one containing a small buried statue of India Catalina, and exchange it for their next clue. If they did not find the clue, they had to rebuild the sandcastle before continuing.

Additional tasks
  • At the Starting Line, teams had to search in seven Ship models with letters on their sails for six letters that were not repeated. Once teams got all six letters, they had to figure out the correct word (CARIBE) and tell it to Toya Montoya in exchange for their next clue.
  • After completing the Starting Line task, teams had to travel by motorboat to La Bodeguita Dock, where they had to search for a hat seller, who would hand them their next clue.
  • At Torre del Reloj, teams had to load three blocks of ice into a wooden cart and then transport it to Plaza Fernández de Madrid. Once there, they would exchange the blocks of ice for their next clue.

Leg 2 (Colombia)[edit]

Airdate: September 23, 2013

The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta was the second Pit Stop of the Race.

In this Leg's first Roadblock, one team member had to count all the tubes from a work of art located in front of the museum. Once they had the correct number, they had to find the judge in Gabriel García Márquez room, and tell her the answer, 454, in order to receive their next clue. This Leg's second Roadblock required the team member who sat out the first roadblock to use a forklift to move three palettes of sacks to the marked dropping point. Then, they had to stand behind a marked line and look for ten marked containers from afar, and write down the identification numbers on a paper . Then, they had to find the judge and give her the numbers of the marked containers. If correct, she will give them their next clue.

Additional note

  • Teams had to travel by taxi from Sonesta Beach Resort in Cartagena to the Museo del Caribe in Barranquilla.
  • At the Complejo Deportivo Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama, teams together and intersected had to play against four soccer players and score four goals within 15 minutes. If intersected teams were successful, they would receive their next clue from the hands of the referee, otherwise the next pair of teams would use the soccer field.

Leg 3 (Colombia)[edit]

Airdate: September 30, 2013

Teams had to search for a puzzle on the grounds of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.

In this Leg's first Roadblock, one team member had to make his way to a frigate located in the Caribbean sea zone of the park, once there they had to decipher a code on the banners of the frigate using a table with codes and looking from a long distance. If they give the correct answer to the judge, FORTUNA IUVAT AUDACES, they would receive their next clue. This Leg's second Roadblock required the team member who sat out the first roadblock to climb up a Ceiba looking like climbing wall. The team member had to retrieve a Race flag from the top of the climbing wall and exchange it for the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After completing the first Roadblock, teams had to use a Samsung Galaxy S4 and photograph four different characters (Bikers, Girl with balloons, Singer and Juggler) located all over the park using four different features of the cellphone's camera (Drama, Panoramic, Sound and capture and Animated picture, respectively). After teams photographed all four characters, they had to exchange the pictures with the judge located at the T-Rex exhibition.
  • Teams had to search on the grounds of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá for a set of puzzle pieces. Once teams found them, they had to make their way to the outside of the cathedral and complete the puzzle, which would show the next Pit Stop: Zipaquirá Cathedral located in the town's Main Plaza.

Leg 4 (Colombia → Peru)[edit]

Airdate: October 7, 2013

For their Speed Bump, Ezequiel & Tobías had to clean and feed two baby manatees.
  • Flight: Bogotá (El Dorado International Airport) to Iquitos, Peru Peru (Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport)
  • Iquitos (Centro de Rescate Amazónico) >Speed Bump (Clean and feed manatees)<
  • Iquitos (Hacienda Acarahuasú) >Roadblock ("Who is the most climber?")<
  • Iquitos (Ferretería Loreto Importaciones)
  • Iquitos (Hotel El Dorado Plaza)
  • >Detour (Entregar or Observar)< Iquitos (Mercado de Productores or Casa de Fierro)
  • Ferry: Iquitos (Club Social Deportivo de Caza y Pesca) to Santo Tomás Island
  • Iquitos (Mirador Independencia) >Pit Stop (Leg 4)<

For their Speed Bump, Tobías & Ezequiel had to clean a manatee tank, then clean the two manatee babies and feed them before continuing the race. In this Leg's Roadblock, one person had to use a simple, traditional tool to climb to the top of a fruit tree and hack off a branch of aguaje fruits. Once they had enough fruit to fill a bag, they would get their next clue. In the race's first Detour, teams had to choose between Entregar (Deliver) and Observar (Observe). In Entregar, teams traveled to Mercado de Productores and picked up three bags of yuca and three bushels of bananas. They had to load them into a moto-taxi and deliver them to three different welfare centers, and exchange them for stamps. Once they had all three stamps, they could exchange them for their next clue. In Observar, teams had to look for five consonants (PTMYZ) and three vowels (UAO) written on the tops of moto-taxis. Once they got all eight letters, they would receive a numerical value for each one, and with this they had to solve a mathematical problem, multiplying the value of the consonants and dividing it for the value of the vowels. If they give the correct answer to the judge (157,5), they would get their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Ferretería Loreto Importaciones, teams had to use a provided ScotiaBank credit card to purchase a hammer, nails, rope and gloves.
  • On Santo Tomás Island, teams had to build a raft using the tools they had purchased earlier, and following the given sample. If the judge was satisfied with their work, the teams would receive their next clue, instructing them to paddle on their rafts along the Amazonas River to the next Pit Stop, Mirador Independencia.

Leg 5 (Peru)[edit]

Airdate: October 14, 2013

Wak'a Wallamarka was the fifth Pit Stop of the Race.
  • Flight: Iquitos (Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport) to Callao (Jorge Chávez International Airport)
  • Lima (Centro Comercial Textil e Industrial de Gamarra)
  • Lima (Hotel Casa Andina Select) (Overnight Rest) >Speed Bump (Deliver luggage)<
  • Lima (Primera Brigada de Fuerzas Especiales) >Detour (Fuerzas Especiales or Paracaidistas)<
  • Callao (Club Universitario de Regatas)
  • Lima (Le Cordon Bleu Peru) >Roadblock ("Who has more flavour?")<
  • Lima (Wak'a Wallamarka >Pit Stop (Leg 5)<

For their Speed Bump, Débora and Renata had to deliver twenty suitcases to ten different rooms of the hotel, without using the elevator. Once they delivered all twenty suitcases, they could continue racing. In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Fuerzas Especiales (Special Forces) and Paracaidistas (Paratroopers). In Fuerzas Especiales, teams had to complete a course used by the Peruvian Special Forces to train, which included climbing. Once teams completed the circuit, they would receive their next clue. In "Paracaidistas", teams had to complete a training session of the Paratroopers division, which included Bungee jumping from a tower to the ground. Once on the ground, teams would receive their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to eat and then recognise four out of six different ingredients, in each of four different dishes. Once the team member said the right ingredients to the chef, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Centro Comercial Textil e Industrial de Gamarra, teams had to buy yellow and black cloth in order to make a Race flag. First, they had to take their cloths to Galería Santa Rosa, where a man would sew their cloths together. Then, teams had to take their flag to Galería Victoria, where another man would embroider the words The Amazing Race on it, and give them their next clue. Teams had to keep their flags for the rest of the Leg.
  • At Primera Brigada de Fuerzas Especiales, teams had to undergo a military training. Once the instructor was satisfied with their training, they would receive their next clue.
  • At the Club Universitario de Regatas, teams had to complete an Olympic rowing circuit. If teams completed the circuit correctly, the rowing instructor would hand them their next clue.

Leg 6 (Peru → Curaçao)[edit]

Airdate: October 21, 2013

In this leg's first Roadblock, one team member had to rappel down the Queen Juliana Bridge.

In this Leg's first Roadblock, one team member had to rappel down the Queen Juliana Bridge, and get their next clue from the instructor once on the ground. Then, the team member had to follow a marked path and make their way back to the top of the bridge and reunite with their teammate. This Leg's second Roadblock required the team member who sat out the first roadblock to stand up paddle to a nearby platform, where they would had to rescue a person and take them back to shore in order to get their next clue. A Fast Forward clue was visible along with the second Roadblock clue, it is unknown what the task required, since it was unaired.

Additional tasks
  • At the É Notisia Studio in CBA Television Studios, teams had to read a news segment written in Papiamentu, which reported a terrible accident at the Tula Monument. If teams completed this task correctly, they would be instructed to make their way on foot to the Tula Monument in Rif in order to assist in a simulation of an accident. Once there, teams had to do perform first aid to an injured person and then take them to an ambulance. Once teams completed their task correctly, the paramedic would hand them their next clue.

Leg 7 (Curaçao → Dominican Republic)[edit]

Airdate: October 28, 2013

Fortaleza Ozama was the seventh Pit Stop of the Race.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to play La Vitilla (Spanish), a game derived from Baseball, which required the team member to use a bat, similar to a broomstick, and hit a small ball ten times between the delimited area. Once the coach approved their work, teams would receive their next clue. In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Cuadro (Picture) and Cartel (Poster). In Cuadro, teams had to make their way to the Mercado Modelo and search in one of two marked art stores for a picture matching their given extract of the original picture. Once teams found their picture, they had to exchange it for their next clue. In Cartel, teams had to make their way to the Chinatown, where they had to search for a poster matching their given Chinese characters in order to get their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At La Sirena Store, teams had to buy four pairs of school shoes and ten items from a school supplies list for a total amount of RD$ 2,792, with only a 0,99 cents of margin of error. If teams bought all ten items using no more or less than the indicated money, they would receive their next clue. This clue instructed teams to make their way by Metro to the Cristo Te Ama School and deliver the school supplies to the children in exchange of their next clue.
  • Once at the Saint Michael's Church, teams would receive their clue from a parishioner sitting next to a table full of candles. Teams would have to read on a sign over the table the message "light a candle for Saint Michael", instructing them to light a candle before continuing the race.

Leg 8 (Dominican Republic)[edit]

Airdate: November 4, 2013

The Kite Beach Hotel in Cabarete was the site of this leg's Roadblock.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to complete an obstacles circuit with their hands tied, crawling over a pool with water, digging on the sand with their feet until they found a figurine, and then digging with their feet to make enough space to go under a tree trunk. If they completed the course correctly, they would receive their next clue. For their Speed Bump, Evelyn & Jorge had to eat one plate of Mofongo each before continuing the race. In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Distancia (Distance) and Precisión (Accuracy). In Distancia, each team member had to hit five times a golf ball 200 yards (180 m) away. If both team members' balls went over 200 yards five times each, they would receive their next clue. In Precisión, each team member had to hit their golf ball to the hole in no more than two hits. Once each team member inserted five balls in the hole, they would get their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the 27 Charcos de la Damajagua, teams had to complete a circuit in which they had to climb small waterfalls and then return sliding down the waterfalls and in some cases jumping off them. Then, teams had to collect two small bags with coins and deposit them on a Scotiabank piggy bank. Once teams completed the course, they would receive their next clue from their guide.

Leg 9 (Dominican Republic → Panama)[edit]

Airdate: November 11, 2013

Teams visited Plaza de Francia in Panama City's Casco Viejo during this leg of the Race.

In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Tierra (Earth) and Agua (Water). In Tierra, both team members had to ride an All-terrain vehicle on a course while looking for their clue under one of many buckets, with only a few containing clues and the rest containing hourglasses. If teams found an hourglass instead of a clue, they would have to wait until the sand went from one side of the hourglass to the other before continuing their search. In Agua, one team member at a time had to ride a wakeboard while being towed by an electronic mechanism from one side of a lagoon to the other without falling from the board, and then returning in the same way to the starting point. Once both team members had completed this task successfully, they would receive their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to search among Classified ads of fifty newspapers for the one containing their next clue. This ad instructed teams to make their way to the next Pit Stop, the helipad of the Bayfront Tower.

Additional tasks

Leg 10 (Panama)[edit]

Airdate: November 18, 2013

Perro Island in the San Blas Islands was the site for this leg's Detour and Roadblock.

In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Visual and Manual. In Visual, teams had to search for a Mola matching their given picture among many molas hanging from a cord. Once teams found the correct mola, the Kuna woman would give them their next clue. In Manual, teams had to build the wall of a Kuna hut using only Gynerium sagittatum for its construction. Once the judge was pleased with their work, teams would receive their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to swim from the beach to a Shipwreck, where they had to search for a conch containing their next clue, among dozens of empty conches. Once the team members got the clue, they had to swim back to the beach and read the clue with their teammate.

Additional tasks
  • At El Porvenir Beach, teams had to sign up for one of four departure times for the next morning, starting at 9.00 a.m until 9.15 a.m. Then, teams had to assemble the tent in which they would spend the night.
  • Teams had to search in the Nalunega Island for Néstor's House, where an old woman from the Kuna people would hand them their next clue.
  • At the Beach in the Tortuga Island, teams had to place a sail on a Cayuco. Once the instructor approved their work, teams had to use this boat to make their way to the Perro Island.

Leg 11 (Panama → Mexico)[edit]

Airdate: November 25, 2013

In this leg's second Roadblock, one team member had to eat four small Tortas ahogadas.

For their Speed Bump, Darío & Esther had to find the correct The Amazing Race logo among dozens of logos that looked similar but differed in some aspects from the correct one. Once they found the right logo, they could continue racing. In this Leg's first Roadblock, one team member had to harvest seven agave tequilana plants using the traditional Jimador harvesting method. Once the jimador was satisfied with their work, teams would receive their next clue. This Leg's second Roadblock required the team member who sat out the first roadblock to eat four small tortas ahogadas, a sandwich submerged in dried chili pepper. When the team member finished eating all four sandwiches and showed an empty mouth, they would get their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Scotiabank ATM, teams had to get their leg's money from the Automated teller machine.
  • At the Lienzo charro Ignacio Zermeño Padilla, each team member had to perform twenty consecutive figures with a lasso, known as floreo de reata, following the charro demonstration. Once both team members completed the floreo de reata successfully, the charro would hand them their next clue.

Leg 12 (Mexico)[edit]

Teams had to find Don Regino at the Seahorse Sculpture located in the Malecón of Puerto Vallarta, known as El Caballito.

Airdate: December 2, 2013

Airdate: December 9, 2013

Teams visited the Sumidero Canyon near Chiapa de Corzo during the second half of this Leg of the Race.

In the first half of this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to climb a crane located on a cliff over the sea, and bungee jump from a platform forty meters onto the sea. Once the team member jumped and was back at the platform, they would receive their next clue. In this leg's first Detour, teams had to choose between Ascenso de Rana (Frog Ascent) and Escalera Loca (Crazy Ladder). For both Detour options, teams had to drive a Four wheel drive vehicle to their chosen location inside the adventure park. In Ascenso de Rana, one team member at a time had to use an ascender in order to climb a rope and reach a platform high above the ground in less than ten minutes. Once both team members were at the platform, they had to rappel down so they would receive their clue from the hands of the instructor. In Escalera Loca, one team member at a time had to climb a rope ladder in order to reach a platform high above the ground in less than ten minutes. Then, each team member had to rappel down, and once both reached the ground, they would get their next clue.

In the second half of this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to choose a marked cart with twelve fruit crates and deliver them using the cart to twelve marked stalls in the market, in exchange of a stamp. Once the team member had all 12 stamps, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Teams had to find Don Regino near the Seahorse Sculpture in the Malecón, who would give them instructions to build a tower made by equilibrating stones of different shapes and sizes. Once teams had equilibrated the stones correctly to build a tower, Don Regino would hand them their next clue.
  • At the Galeana Street, teams had to dress up with Vallarta Adventure clothing and travel in one of their trucks to their instalations.
  • At the Museo del Ámbar, teams were given a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone and were instructed to take a picture of every location they received a clue using the Dualshot feature (Museo del Ámbar, San Cristobalito Church, Public Market José Castillo Tielemans (both before and after completing the Roadblock) and Casa de la Enseñanza). After taking the picture of the clue giver in Casa de la Enseñanza, he would check all the pictures and if they had all of them, teams would receive their next clue.
  • At the San Cristobalito Church stairs, teams had to transport four wood log bundles from the bottom of the stairs to the top following the traditional Tzotzil method of carrying them attached to their heads and transporting each only one at a time. Once teams transported all four, a Tzotzil woman would give them their next clue.
  • Teams had to pay with their Scotiabank card in order to enter the Amikúu Park.
  • Teams had to kayak from the Sumidero Canyon to the Pier of the Amikúu Park. Then, teams had to make their way on foot to the museum of the park, where they would find their next clue.
  • At the Amikúu Park Museum, each team member had to answer two questions correctly that would give them a four number code that would be used to open a safe adding the letter A at the end of the code. The first team member had to answer the following questions: In how many Pit Stops there were more than one local greeter? (6), and Which is the number of the team that arrived 3rd at the 2nd leg Pit Stop? (9; Débora & Renata); While the second team member had to answer the following questions: The number of countries visited (6), minus the number of legs that took place on a Capital City (5), (6–5 = 1), and the number of aquatic transportations used during the Race (5). Once teams had the correct code, 6915A, the safe would open and teams would receive their next clue.

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