The Costa Maya Festival stage this year will light up as international artists from all over the Americas merge to put on a multicultural spectacle on Ambergris Caye for a celebratory week of dance, music, pageant, local and international cuisine. Celebrating our ancestral Mayan culture, the Costa Maya Festival is a week-long celebration from August 7 – 10, 2008 at the old football field. The Festival Committee has done some initial planning and hope that this year Costa Maya Festival brings much focus on the Maya Culture and success to the business community on the island of San Pedro.

Local and international visitors will enjoy a world-class event in beautiful San Pedro. There are traditional and modern dance groups, star studded musical bands accompanied by renown singers. Confirmation has been coming in from all the agencies and pageant production houses for participation. This year festival should cater to the entire family, as each night promises to be a spectacle that everyone will enjoy.

This year La Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant seeks the participation of Panama, with this it will complete the participation of all the Central American countries and takes place on Thursday night with the traditional and anticipated La Reina de la Costa Maya International Pageant. International delegates arriving on August 30th will be hosted in Belize City and then ferried to San Pedro to be hosted at ‘Noche Sampedrana’. The girls will compete in photo shoots, interviews and public meeting for preliminary judging before they take to the stage. Leila Pandy, former Ms Belize who is no stranger to the island of San Pedro will be Head Coordinator in this year’s La Reina De La Costa Maya 2008. Once again this year the Delegates will be hosted at beautiful Ramon’s Village Resort.

It is envisioned that Friday night will have two parts, one the Official Opening Gala which will highlight counties of the Mundo Maya Group entertaining with cultural performances representing their country in a colourful display of costumes and chivalry. The second part will come alive with two mega musical giants representing Dance Hall, Hip-Hop and Punta Rock.

Saturday night is dubbed as International Night and will be no less than rewarding as the Costa Maya Festival brings to the stage a group that is no stranger to the local radio station and on the ear of the listening public.

Family Night is Sunday Night, which will be the closing of Costa Maya Festival. Entertainment will include a popular local and international comedians, music, dance and raffles.

Partners in this year Costa Maya Festival will be Bowen & Bowen and RSV LTD. who have pledged similar support as last year coming in as Grand Sponsors. One of our first sponsors for this year Victoria House and Milo’s Enterprises has come in at Gold and First Caribbean as Bronze. Hotels for the festival are Mayan Princess, Nellie’s Paradise Villas, Martha’s Hotel, Victoria House, Sun Breeze Hotel, Holiday Hotel, Sun Breeze Suites, and Blue Tang.
Posted by Ambergris Today Daily Blog at 7:12 AM