Sonora Dinamita and Alison Hinds confirmed for 2017 International Costa Maya Festival
After Hurricane Earl caused the 2016 International Costa Maya Festival® to be cancelled, organizers are thrilled to announce that the show is on for Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th. This year, Costa Maya will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary, which means the committee is working extra hard to make sure Ambergris Caye has with the best week-long festivities of dance, music, pageantry, food and drinks!
As is tradition, the festival will take place at the Honorable Louis Sylvestre Stadium in San Pedro Town. Thursday night will be Pageant Night, in which eight beautiful contestants will vie for the title of Reina de La Costa Maya. 2015’s Gabriela Vanessa Salazar Valle still holds the title, and this year, the Pageant seeks the participation of all the Central American countries: Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. We already have confirmed the first gorgeous contestant, and she is Miss Costa Rica.
After the official opening ceremonies and presentation of the new queen, there will be a variety of cultural presentations on Friday, August 4th. Those will be followed by the highly anticipated soca vibes of the undisputed Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds!
Saturday, August 5th is International Night, and bringing the Latino flavor to the evening will be “La Sonora Dinamita”. La Sonora Dinamita is a Colombian musical group that specializes in cumbia, with popular hits like ‘Mi Cucú’, ‘Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir’, ‘La Parabólica’, ‘El Viejo Del Sombrerón’, ‘Escandalo’, ‘Qué Bello’, and ‘La Suavecita’. Bring your dancing shoes, because Saturday will be one for the books!
Sunday is traditionally beach day, and all festival attendees are encouraged to soak in the scenic beauty of our waters, along with the daytime festivities that businesses/sponsors will be hosting in honor of the weekend!
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Costa Maya Festival presents: Miss El Salvador, Iris Yazmin Guerra
With the announcement of Miss El Salvador Iris Yazmin Guerra, the International Costa Maya Festival® Committee has a full line-up of beauties to vie for the title of Reina de La Costa Maya 2017-2018.
22-year-old Guerra is currently a student at the La Univesidad Catolica de Occidente, pursuing a degree in Business Administration. Guerra now joins Miss Belize Michelle Estrella Nuñez, Miss Costa Rica Glennys Medina Segura, Miss Guatemala Lesly Fernanda Flores Sagastume, Miss Honduras Miss Andrea Nicolle Salinas Godoy., Miss Mexico Ximena Cardoso Gutiérrez, Miss Nicaragua Danielle Nicole Hodgson Joseph and Miss Panama Maria Fernanda Jaspe.
Costa Maya Festival Presents: Miss Nicaragua Danielle Nicole Hodgson Joseph
The International Costa Maya Festival® Committee proudly announces the seventh contestant vying for the title of Reina de La Costa Maya 2017-2018: Miss Nicaragua Danielle Nicole Hodgson Joseph.
19-year-old Joseph stands 5’, 7’’ tall, and has honey brown eyes and dark brown hair. She is currently pursuing a degree in marketing and advertising. She is very athletic, and enjoys volleyball, soccer, swimming, and racing. She also loves dancing, singing, literature, poetry and going to the beach. However, Joseph’s weakness is cooking then eating, especially Caribbean dishes. “Healthy versions of course!” she says with a laugh.
Miss Costa Maya 2017 Delegate – Miss Andrea Nicolle Salinas Godoy. Miss Honduras
Meet Miss Costa Maya 2017 Delegate – 19 year-old Godoy is 5’ 7’’, and loves to swim, play volleyball, and plays the piano. She is trilingual, speaking Spanish, English, and Portuguese! She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Meet Miss Costa Maya 2017 Delegate – Miss Mexico, Ximena Cardoso Gutiérrez
Age: 24 years old.
Profession/Profecion: Degree in International Affairs and TV Host.
Hobbies: Read, travel, ride a bike, do exercise, modeling. I enjoy a deep conversation, read the news at the morning, my best part of the day is to be alone,meditate and do some yoga. Stay on touch with the nature. Go shopping, spend time with my family.
Miss Costa Rica – Miss Costa Maya 2017 Delegate Glennys Medina Segura
Meet Miss Costa Rica – Miss Costa Maya 2017 Delegate Glennys Medina Segura.
Age: 22 years old,
Student: Law degree and Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy.
Among her hobbies are cooking, creating desserts and fishing.
Her biggest dream is to be elected winner of The Miss Costa Maya International 2017 Pageant and professionally create a non-profit NGO to help families and create educational programs for children, since they are the future of our countries.
Lesly Fernanda Flores Sagastume, Miss Guatemala
Meet Miss Costa Maya 2017 Delegate – Lesly Fernanda Flores Sagastume, Miss Guatemala.
Age: 23 years old,
Student: Clinical Psychology.
Among her hobbies are Singing, Reading, Exercise, & Football.
It’s the first time that a Miss Costa Maya delegate was selected as an actual finalist during a national pageant. She officially was named Miss Costa Maya Guatemala during the Miss Guatemala pageant.
Costa Maya Festival Presents: Miss Panama Maria Fernanda Jaspe
The highly-anticipated International Costa Maya Festival® is adding to the excitement with the announcement of Miss Panama Maria Fernanda Jaspe. She is the third contestant set to grace the stage in under two months, vying for the title of Reina del La Costa Maya 2017-2018.
18 year-old Jaspe stands tall at 5’9”, with dark brown eyes and chocolate hair. She is currently a dentistry student, and her hobbies include modeling and dancing. Jaspe now joins Miss Guatemala Lesly Fernanda Flores Sagastume, and Miss Costa Rica Glennys Medina Segura, as they await the announcement of the remaining 2017 Reina de La Costa Maya® pageant contestants. The Pageant will take place on Thursday, August 3rd at the Honorable Louis Sylvester Sporting Area at 7PM. They will be joined onstage by Miss Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua in the pursuit to take the coveted crown currently held by Miss Costa Maya 2015 Gabriela Vanessa Salazar Valle.
International Costa Maya Festival 2017 is underway! The committee has been working behind the scenes to bring to you the most anticipated festival of the year. The festival will also be hosting The Miss Costa Maya International Pageant on Thursday, August 3rd, with participants from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, & Belize.
We already have confirmed artists for Friday, August 4th & Saturday, August 5th. Stay tuned for more updates coming shortly.
The Costa Maya Festival stage lights up as local and international artists from all over the Americas merge to put on a multicultural spectacle in Ambergris Caye for a celebratory week of dance, music, pageants, food and drink. Celebrating their ancestral Maya culture, the Costa Maya Festival is a weekend-long celebration. Every year, The International Costa Maya Festival seeks the participation of Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, all the Central American countries.
Local and international visitors enjoy a world-class event in beautiful San Pedro Town. There are traditional and modern dance groups, star studded musical bands accompanied by renown singers.
We take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you and it is with hope that you accept this invitation to become our guest at this year’s International Costa Maya Festival.
We look forward to hosting you at our three nights of festivities and would like to take this opportunity to offer you our very best wishes. If you wish to become a sponsor, please feel free to contact us via email, [email protected] Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to another great festival.