San Pedro’s Saca Chispas field to be closed in August; no Costa Maya festival this year
The primary public space often used for large events in the heart of San Pedro Town, affectionately known as Saca Chispas, will be closed during August for renovations. The announcement by the San Pedro Town Council raised eyebrows as this is the venue where the popular international Costa Maya Festival takes place on the island every August. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been canceled for the last two years, making this the third year without the event on the island.
Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez stated that the field’s electrical wiring needs to be updated to accommodate large events. He said that during events like market days, the current electrical network is not compatible with some electrical appliances often used. At times this causes power surges requiring circuit breakers to be reset. With the new re-wiring, such a problem will be solved. Another addition will be the creation of storage facilities for chairs, tables, and tents used for events. Mayor Nuñez also said the field’s bathrooms would be renovated as well.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun