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Posted By: Marty

International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 06/09/10 03:06 PM

The Costa Maya Festival is in its nineteenth year and is the only festival of its kind in Central America. The dates for the 2010 Festival are from August 5 to August 8th.
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Costa Maya Presents: Miss El Salvador






    The first of a bevy of beauties has confirmed participation for this year’s Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. 25-year-old Diana Ingrid Martinez Pineda is a Psychology student at La Universidad Jose Simeon Cañas. Standing at 5’ 5", and measuring 32-25-26, this lovely brown-eyed brunette enjoys swimming and extreme sports. Diana will be joined onstage on August 5th, 2010 by delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama, all vying for the crown, currently held by Nicaragua’s beautiful Maritza Rivas.

    As part of the entertainment arena, it doesn’t get bigger than Angel y Khriz. The Puerto Rican duo will be gracing the stage on International Night (Saturday, August 7th) for a fun-filled night of reggaeton and pure entertainment. It’s a can’t-miss event, and you have just got to be there!!

    For all the news and updates, the Costa Maya Committee is happy to announce that they have also updated their website, www.internationalcostamayafestival.com. Designed and maintained by Diamond Sponsor Designing Solutions (Jose Luis Zapata), the website will contain all Costa Maya related information. Sponsors are also lining up to support the festival, and businesses are welcome to join the prestigious list of Costa Maya friends: Grand Sponsors: Belize Tourism Board, Bowen Group of Companies; Diamond Sponsors: Ramon’s Village Resort, Maya Island Air, Designing Solutions, Jose Luis Zapata Photography, San Pedro Sun, Ambergris Today, NICH, The Reef Radio; Platinum Sponsors: Tropic Air; Silver Sponsors: Fido’s Courtyard; Bronze Sponsors: Micky’s Restaurant, Captain Sharks Marine Center; Hotels: Martha’s Hotel, Holiday Hotel, Blue Tang Inn. Simply contact Mr. Gach Guerrero via the festival website for information on how to become sponsor, and as always, check out your weekly copy of The San Pedro Sun for more news and updates.

San Pedro Sun

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 06/17/10 03:07 PM

Introducing Miss Costa Rica

For Reina De La Costa Maya

Age: 24
Height: 5'7"
Profession: Architect
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Measurements: 34-24-36
Hobbies: Singing, Dancing and spending time with her family.

Krysia Ortis Campos is currently studying Architecture and Urbanism. One of her most recent accomplishments is being named one of the finalist for Miss World Costa Rica, as well as having the privilege of participating in this year’s La Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant and representing her beloved country to the best of her abilities.

Grand Sponsors
Belize Tourism Board
Bowen Group of Companies

Diamond Sponsors
Ramon's Village Resort
Maya Island Air
Designing Solutions
Jose Luis Zapata Photography
Ambergris Today
San Pedro Sun
NICH
The Reef Radio
Milo’s

Platinum Sponsors
Tropic Air
Ambergriscaye.com
SMART

Gold Sponsors
Moncho’s Island Golf Cart Rental

Silver Sponsors
Fido's Courtyard
Moondancer

Bronze Sponsors
Micky's Restaurant
Captain Sharks Marine Center
Belize Social Security
Refri Tech

Hotels
Martha's Hotel
Holiday Hotel
Blue Tang Inn

Ambergris Today

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 06/17/10 05:23 PM

Costa Maya Presents: Miss Costa Rica




    Krysia Ortiz Campos is the second confirmed participant in this year’s Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. The 24-year-old brown-eyed architect stands at 5’7" and measures 34-24-36. She enjoys singing, dancing and being with family. She dreams of starting her own firm, wherein she can apply herself to Architecture and Urban Design that is socially conscious. She also dedicates her time at a center that reaches out to troubled youths who struggle with alcoholism and drugs. She is ultimately pleased to represent her country, humbled at the opportunity to bring to light her beloved country Costa Rica.

    Krysia will be joined onstage on August 5th, 2010 by delegates from Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. One of them will be walking away with the crown currently held by Nicaragua’s beautiful Maritza Rivas.

    For more news and updates, visit the new Costa Maya website, designed and maintained by Designing Solutions, www.internationalcostamayafestival.com. More sponsors are also lining up to support the festival, and businesses are welcome to join the prestigious list of Costa Maya friends: Grand Sponsors: Belize Tourism Board, Bowen Group of Companies; Diamond Sponsors: Ramon’s Village Resort, Maya Island Air, Designing Solutions, Jose Luis Zapata Photography, San Pedro Sun, Ambergris Today, NICH, The Reef Radio, Milo’s Center; Platinum Sponsors: Tropic Air, SMART, Ambergriscaye.com; Gold Sponsors: Moncho’s Island Golf Cart Rental; Silver Sponsors: Fido’s Courtyard, Moon Dancer; Bronze Sponsors: Micky’s Restaurant, Captain Sharks Marine Center, Refri Tech, Belize Social Security; Hotels: Martha’s Hotel, Holiday Hotel, Blue Tang Inn.

    Simply contact Mr. Gach Guerrero via the festival website for information on how to become sponsor, and as always, check out your weekly copy of The San Pedro Sun for more news and updates.

San Pedro Sun

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 06/25/10 01:01 AM

Costa Maya presents: Miss Panama




    18-year-old Yosibell Sánchez Espino is the proud representative for Panama at the 2010 Reina de la Costa Maya pageant. The beautiful dark-eyed brunette is a determined young woman who is looking forward to her participation at the pageant. She was asked what she wants to do in life, and while she considered it the most difficult question she has ever been asked, she does know she has one major goal, and that is to put her efforts to protect and save our wildlife. As part of “Fundacion MarViva”, a non-government and non-profit organization, Yosibell has found a way to speak out for those who can’t speak for themselves: the animals (wildlife).

    Yosibell will be gracing the stage on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 by delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. One of them will be walking away with the crown currently held by the stunning Maritza Rivas of Nicaragua.

    The committee has finalized their prices for tickets, and those looking to start saving up for their passes, here are the ticket prices: Season Pass: Adult - $115, Children - $45. Those who want to attend specific nights should know that the prices are as follows: Thursday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Friday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Saturday: $70 (A), $40 (Ch) and Sunday: $40 (A), $10 (Ch). Remember, layaway is available, so be on the lookout for the ticket outlets and start saving up for your tickets soon!!

    For more news and updates, visit the new Costa Maya website, designed and maintained by Designing Solutions, www.internationalcostamayafestival.com. More sponsors are also lining up to support the festival, and businesses are welcome to join the prestigious list of Costa Maya friends: Grand Sponsors: Belize Tourism Board, Bowen Group of Companies; Diamond Sponsors: Ramon’s Village Resort, Maya Island Air, Designing Solutions, Jose Luis Zapata Photography, San Pedro Sun, Ambergris Today, NICH, The Reef Radio, Milo’s Center; Platinum Sponsors: Tropic Air, SMART, Ambergriscaye.com, Krystal Shipping; Gold Sponsors: Moncho’s Island Golf Cart Rental, Atlantic Bank; Silver Sponsors: Fido’s Courtyard, Moon Dancer; Bronze Sponsors: Micky’s Restaurant, Captain Sharks Marine Center, Refri Tech, Belize Social Security; Hotels: Martha’s Hotel, Holiday Hotel, Blue Tang Inn and Mayan Princess.

    Simply contact Mr. Gach Guerrero via the festival website for information on how to become sponsor, and as always, check out your weekly copy of The San Pedro Sun for more news and updates.

San Pedro Sun

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 06/25/10 01:01 AM

Miss Panama: Yosibell Sánchez Espino

Miss Panama is a law student who loves to work hard and enjoys being independent. She believes that a girl becomes a woman when they learn to deal with the responsibilities that adultness brings with it. Yosibell stands for gender equality, her religious beliefs, making changes in her life no matter how small they are and the education of her people. She describes Panama as having warm and welcoming people, with beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse wildlife. To learn more about Miss Panama visit www.internationalcostamayafestival.com.

Grand Sponsors
Belize Tourism Board
Bowen Group of Companies
Diamond Sponsors
Ramon’s Village Resort
Maya Island Air
Designing Solutions
Jose Luis Zapata Photography
Ambergris Today
San Pedro Sun
NICH
The Reef Radio
Milo’s
Platinum Sponsors
Tropic Air
Ambergriscaye.com
SMART
Krystal Shipping

Gold Sponsors
Moncho’s Island Golf Cart Rental
Atlantic Bank
Silver Sponsors
Fido’s Courtyard
Moondancer

Bronze Sponsors
Micky’s Restaurant
Captain Sharks Marine Center
Belize Social Security
Refri Tech
Hotels
Martha’s Hotel
Holiday Hotel
Blue Tang Inn
Mayan Princess

Season Passes
Adults - $115 Children -$45

Single Night Gate Prices:
Thursday - Adults - $30 Children $15
Friday - Adults - $30 Children $15
Saturday - Adults - $70 Children $40
Sunday - Adults - $40 Children $10

Adults 13 yrs Up Children 6-12 years 0-5 yrs Enter Free

Ambergris Today

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 06/30/10 03:00 PM

Costa Maya confirms Yerbaklan from Honduras for Friday Night

Friday night’s lineup has just gotten even more exciting, as Honduras’ Yerbaklan will be on stage performing to your heart’s delight. They’ve been here before, but under a different name. Now, with a fusion of reggaeton and urban rhythms, Cesar Castaneda (Csarec) of San Pedro Sula, and Jaime Colindres (Jimmy James) of Tegucigalpa, are one of the most well-known duos in Honduras. Csarec and Jimmy James both dreamt of becoming artists/singers from a very young age, writing their own lyrics and making their own music. They eventually fused their styles and became what is now known as Yerbaklan.



They are influenced by such artists as UB 40, Boyz II Men, Vico C, El General, Shabakan and Nando Boom. They got their start in 2004 when they were included in a compilation called “Leyenda 2”. This production catapulted them via newspaper media, radio and television, both local and national. In 2005 they were recognized as “Duo of the Year”, and got top radio and television rotation with their hit “La Vaquerita”.



They even traveled and performed throughout Honduras, Guatemala and San Pedro, Belize for Costa Maya (2005). They have had the good fortune to be the opening performances for artists such as Calle 13, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Rakim y Ken-Y and Tito “El Bambino”. In 2008, they held a concert of their own in Honduras, and caught the attention of US record label “Xatruch Music”.



Their first album, called “Primera Clase” started production in 2009, and if their 2007 singles “Sexy Gial” and “Tu Amante” is anything to go by, Primera Clase is a guaranteed hit for this talented duo. And now, festival goers will be able to enjoy them in the flesh as they once again hit the stage, polished, primed and ready to blow you away. Be sure to catch the front row when Csarec and Jimmy James come on stage.
Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/01/10 02:24 PM

Costa Maya presents: Miss Mexico!!

This week we present to you 22-year-old Mexican beauty, Priscilla Pastrana Lopez. She is currently pursuing a career in Business Administration. Miss Lopez is the proud representative for Mexico at the 2010 Reina de la Costa Maya pageant to be held on August 5th, 2010. Standing at 5’ 5", and measuring 36-26-36, this brown-eyed brunette enjoys dancing, reading, studying and exercising.
Priscilla will be gracing the Costa Maya stage in San Pedro, and joining her will be delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. At the end of the night, only one will be crowned by outgoing Reina de la Costa Maya Maritza Rivas, of Nicaragua. Who will be our new beauty representative? You just have to be there for the grand moment!
Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/01/10 02:30 PM

Introducing Miss Mexico

For International Costa Maya 2010

Priscilla Pastrana Lopez
Age: 22 years
Height: 5' 5"
Occupation: Pursuing a career in Business Administration
Eye color: Dark Brown
Hair color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 36-26-36
Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, Studying, and Exercising

Priscilla is driven in all aspects of her life, especially when it comes to her career, job and family. She believes that God is her strength to accomplish the things she most desires in life and influence people around her. Priscilla also holds the title of the Reina Internacional del Petroleo in Colombia.

Yerbaklan from Honduras for Friday Night

They have already performed at the Costa Maya Festival a few years back, but this year Yerbaklan returns to San Pedro with better music, better style and better image. Since then Yerbaklan has become the best known duo in the urban genre of Honduras and are ready to bring something new to the festival.

Yerbaklan comprises Cesar Castaneda (Csarec) singer and composer born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Jaime Colindres (Jimmy James) born singer and songwriter from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. From an early age both dreamed of being artists / singers, always writing their own lyrics until they decided to follow their dreams and the idea to get together and give it a name and life to what is now Yerbaklan.

Yerbaklan have had the good fortune to open concerts to world-renowned artists in the Urban genre, like Calle 13, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Rakim y Ken-y, Tito "El Bambino" among others.

In 2005 Yerbaklan was awarded "El Duo Revelacion Del Año" achieving first place in the TOP radio and television waves nationally with the theme "La Vaquerita", touring the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and San Pedro, Belize. In 2007 they released their first album entitled "Los Corajudos". Since then, their international popularity has skyrocketed and have even performed at the 2009 Billboard Latin Conference in Miami.

Expect a great performance from Yerbaklan at this year’s Costa Maya Festival; they perform on Opening Night, Friday, August 6.

Ambergris Today


Costa Maya presents: Miss Mexico

Miss Mexico, Priscilla Pastrana Lopez

Honduras’ Yerbaklan, Csarec and Jimmy James


    This week we present to you 22-year-old Mexican beauty, Priscilla Pastrana Lopez. She is currently pursuing a career in Business Administration. Miss Lopez is the proud representative for Mexico at the 2010 Reina de la Costa Maya pageant to be held on August 5th, 2010. Standing at 5’ 5", and measuring 36-26-36, this brown-eyed brunette enjoys dancing, reading, studying and exercising.

    Priscilla will be gracing the Costa Maya stage in San Pedro, and joining her will be delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. At the end of the night, only one will be crowned by outgoing Reina de la Costa Maya Maritza Rivas, of Nicaragua. Who will be our new beauty representative? You just have to be there for the grand moment!

    Friday night’s lineup has just gotten even more exciting, as Honduras’ Yerbaklan will be on stage performing to your heart’s delight. They’ve been here before, but under a different name. Now, with a fusion of reggaeton and urban rhythms, Cesar Castaneda (Csarec) of San Pedro Sula, and Jaime Colindres (Jimmy James) of Tegucigalpa, are one of the most well-known duos in Honduras. Csarec and Jimmy James both dreamt of becoming artists/singers from a very young age, writing their own lyrics and making their own music. They eventually fused their styles and became what is now known as Yerbaklan.

    They are influenced by such artists as UB 40, Boyz II Men, Vico C, El General, Shabakan and Nando Boom. They got their start in 2004 when they were included in a compilation called “Leyenda 2”. This production catapulted them via newspaper media, radio and television, both local and national. In 2005 they were recognized as “Duo of the Year”, and got top radio and television rotation with their hit “La Vaquerita”. They even traveled and performed throughout Honduras, Guatemala and San Pedro, Belize for Costa Maya. They have had the good fortune to be the opening performances for artists such as Calle 13, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Rakim y Ken-Y and Tito “El Bambino”. In 2008, they held a concert of their own in Honduras, and caught the attention of US record label “Xatruch Music”. Their first album, called “Primera Clase” started production in 2009, and if their 2007 singles “Sexy Gial” and “Tu Amante” is anything to go by, Primera Clase is a guaranteed hit for this talented duo. And now, festival goers will be able to enjoy them in the flesh as they once again hit the stage, polished, primed and ready to blow you away. Be sure to catch the front row when Csarec and Jimmy James come on stage.

    So, start saving up for your tickets if you want to catch all the excitement!! The prices are as follows: Season Pass: Adult - $115, Children - $45. Those who want to attend specific nights should know that the prices are as follows: Thursday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Friday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Saturday: $70 (A), $40 (Ch) and Sunday: $40 (A), $10 (Ch). Layaway is also available. Keep on the lookout for ticket outlets. For more news and updates, visit the new Costa Maya website, designed and maintained by Designing Solutions, www.internationalcostamayafestival.com. More sponsors are also lining up to support the festival, and businesses are welcome to join the prestigious list of Costa Maya friends: Grand Sponsors: Belize Tourism Board, Bowen Group of Companies; Diamond Sponsors: Ramon’s Village Resort, Maya Island Air, Designing Solutions, Jose Luis Zapata Photography, San Pedro Sun, Ambergris Today, NICH, The Reef Radio, Milo’s; Platinum Sponsors: Tropic Air, SMART, Ambergriscaye.com, Krystal Shipping, Grand Belize Estates, San Pedro Belize Express and San Pedro Town Council; Gold Sponsors: Moncho’s Island Golf Cart Rental, Atlantic Bank, Belize Bank; Silver Sponsors: Fido’s Courtyard, Moon Dancer; Bronze Sponsors: Micky’s Restaurant, Captain Sharks Marine Center, Refri Tech, Belize Social Security and Progresso Shores; Hotels: Martha’s Hotel, Holiday Hotel, Blue Tang Inn and Mayan Princess and the Villas at Banyan Bay.

    For more information on how to become a sponsor for Belize’s largest festival, contact Mr. Gach Guerrero via the festival website, and as always, check out your weekly copy of The San Pedro Sun for more news and updates.

San Pedro Sun

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/08/10 02:02 PM

Costa Maya Festival Presents: Miss Nicaragua!!

Hailing from the land of current Reina de La Costa Maya, Nicaragua, is the beautiful Claudia Alejandra Trejos Gadea. Standing tall at 5’9", 23-year-old Claudia is a Graduate of Business Administration, Tourism and Hotel Management. The brown-eyed brunette measures 34-24-38 and enjoys going to the beach and exercising.
Claudia believes in the strength of family, and that women are fighters by nature, having been born prepared to tackle the various stages of life with inner strength and intuition. She also believes that if all her people would unite with a positive attitude to address the political differences that directly affect the economy and culture, there can be change for her beloved Nicaragua. Claudia’s life ambition is to fulfill both personal and professional dreams by becoming a renowned chef with her own restaurant, while raising a family.
On Thursday, August 5th, 2010, watch as Claudia graces the stage alongside delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. At the end of the night, only one will be crowned by outgoing Reina de la Costa Maya Maritza Rivas, of Nicaragua. Will Nicaragua take the crown for a consecutive year, or will a new country proudly hold the crown?
You just have to be there for the grand moment when newly confirmed Pageant Host Sandra Hoyos announces the 2010-2011 winner!! The Costa Maya Committee is pleased to welcome her as this year’s special invited Mistress of Ceremonies for La Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant.
Sandra Hoyos is the host of Siempre Contigo, shown on Sundays on America Teve/Canal 41. She is the proud mother of four who was born in Miami to Cuban parents. As a lawyer she has offered her expertise on such shows as Al Rojo Vivo. Her current TV show is very similar to one she was in when she was 14, called TV Mujer on Univision. Touching on health, beauty and social issues, her show also answers online questions and features special invited artists and guests. And on Thursday, she will be on stage herself as our invited guest hosting one of the most exciting nights in August.
Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/08/10 02:10 PM

Miss Nicaragua

Claudia Alejandra Trejos Gadea

Age: 23 years
Height: 5'9"
Occupation: Graduate of Business Administration, Tourism and Hotel
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 34"-24"-38"
Hobbies: Going to the beach and exercising

Claudia is a graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Tourism and Hotel Management and one day hopes to become a renowned chef with a restaurant of her own and raise a family. She has very strong family values and believes that women are faced with many obstacles in life which include machismo and the fight for feminism, but strongly believes that women have great value, much like the opposite sex. The biggest problem she thinks her country faces is the lack of interest by Nicaraguans to cope with the problems caused by political differences that directly affect the economy and many cultural aspects.

Pageant Host

The Costa Maya Festival Committee announces this week the participation of Sandra Hoyos as pageant host for the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. Hailing in Miami, Florida, Sandra is a popular Latina figure on television who balances a career in law and as host of her own television program Siempre Contigo.

As a lawyer, Sandra has also alternated her career as a legal analyst for various television programs, including Al Rojo Vivo for Telemundo. Her small screen television career started at the age of 14 in the program TV Mujer for Univision. She covered in TV segments about health, beauty and social issues.

Her television program Siempre Contigo deals with issues of politics, economics, issues that have the most impact in society. As a lawyer, Sandra inclination in working with family issues has allowed her to recognize the weak points that most affect the Latin Community. She is in works of releasing a book concerning these issues.

Sandra is currently in a relationship with Mario Mejia, a Guatemalan national who is currently working on his musical career. Mario Mejia performed a few of his songs at last year’s Costa Maya Festival and will once again grace the festival stage on Friday, August 6, this time with a lengthier presentation with his band.

Sandra is set to host the pageant with co-host Mr. Eiden Salazar on Pageant Night, August 5.

First Ever Intl’ Costa Maya Triathlon

New to the festival this year will be the first Triathlon that will be held during the day on Sunday, August 8. Organizers have set the race to start at the San Pedro High School Beach run to The Tides Hotel – start swim from there to Boca del Rio Park - from there participants take their bike and ride 12 miles (route from Boca del Rio - over the bridge – up north Ambergris) - On their return leave bike at Boca del Rio Park and start running (beach) 3 miles and end at the festival grounds. It all includes a ½ mile swim, 12 mile bike ride and 3 mile run.
* Registration fee - $50.00 per team (3 members per team)
* Pick up registration forms from the Costa Maya Festival Office – 226 – 4163
* For more information call Elito Arceo at 610-1690

Ambergris Today

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/09/10 06:02 AM

Claudia Alejandra Trejos Gadea

Sandra Hoyos


    Hailing from the land of current Reina de La Costa Maya, Nicaragua, is the beautiful Claudia Alejandra Trejos Gadea. Standing tall at 5’9", 23-year-old Claudia is a Graduate of Business Administration, Tourism and Hotel Management. The brown-eyed brunette measures 34-24-38 and enjoys going to the beach and exercising.

    Claudia believes in the strength of family, and that women are fighters by nature, having been born prepared to tackle the various stages of life with inner strength and intuition. She also believes that if all her people would unite with a positive attitude to address the political differences that directly affect the economy and culture, there can be change for her beloved Nicaragua. Claudia’s life ambition is to fulfill both personal and professional dreams by becoming a renowned chef with her own restaurant, while raising a family.

    On Thursday, August 5th, 2010, watch as Claudia graces the stage alongside delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. At the end of the night, only one will be crowned by outgoing Reina de la Costa Maya Maritza Rivas, of Nicaragua. Will Nicaragua take the crown for a consecutive year, or will a new country proudly hold the crown?

    You just have to be there for the grand moment when newly confirmed Pageant Host Sandra Hoyos announces the 2010-2011 winner!! The Costa Maya Committee is pleased to welcome her as this year’s special invited Mistress of Ceremonies for La Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. Sandra Hoyos is the host of Siempre Contigo, shown on Sundays on America Teve/Canal 41. She is the proud mother of four who was born in Miami to Cuban parents. As a lawyer she has offered her expertise on such shows as Al Rojo Vivo. Her current TV show is very similar to one she was in when she was 14, called TV Mujer on Univision. Touching on health, beauty and social issues, her show also answers online questions and features special invited artists and guests. And on Thursday, she will be on stage herself as our invited guest hosting one of the most exciting nights in August.

    Don’t forget that this year’s festival has an exciting lineup for your entertainment. Friday night will feature Yerbaklan, straight from Honduras, alongside other fabulous acts to be announced later. Saturday night will be especially exciting, as reggaeton artists Angel y Khriz take over and provide you with a most thrilling performance.

    While Sunday night will feature a comedian of high caliber, Sunday’s daytime activities will feature a first in the history of Costa Maya. The first ever Costa Maya Festival Triathlon, which will include a ½ mile swim, a 12 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run. The route will run from San Pedro High School to The Tides, followed by the swim to Boca Del Rio Park, after which participants will ride their bikes 12 miles to North Ambergris Caye. Upon their return, participants will leave their bikes at Boca Del Rio Park, starting their beach run to the festival grounds. For more information, call Elito Arceo at 610-1690. The registration fee is $50 per team, with 3 members per team, and registration forms can be picked up at the Costa Maya Festival Office (old Nancy’s Store Building – 226-4163).

    There are many more acts in store for you, so be sure to keep up with the news!!

    Season ticket prices are as follows: Season Pass: Adult - $115, Children - $45. Those who want to attend specific nights should know that the prices are as follows: Thursday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Friday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Saturday: $70 (A), $40 (Ch) and Sunday: $40 (A), $10 (Ch). Layaway is also available. Keep on the lookout for ticket outlets.

    Also visit the Costa Maya website, designed and maintained by Designing Solutions, www.internationalcostamayafestival.com. Sponsors are lining up to support the festival, and businesses are welcome to join the prestigious list of Costa Maya friends: Grand Sponsors: Belize Tourism Board, Bowen Group of Companies; Diamond Sponsors: Ramon’s Village Resort, Maya Island Air, Designing Solutions, Jose Luis Zapata Photography, San Pedro Sun, Ambergris Today, NICH, The Reef Radio, Milo’s, Love FM/Estereo Amor; Platinum Sponsors: Tropic Air, SMART, Ambergriscaye.com, Krystal Shipping, Grand Belize Estates, San Pedro Belize Express and San Pedro Town Council; Gold Sponsors: Moncho’s Island Golf Cart Rental, Atlantic Bank, Belize Bank, Victoria House; Silver Sponsors: Fido’s Courtyard, Moon Dancer, Elvi’s Kitchen, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Hidden Treasures Restaurant, Pete’s Enterprises; Bronze Sponsors: Micky’s Restaurant, Captain Sharks Marine Center, Refri Tech, Belize Social Security Board, Progresso Shores, El Fogon, Playa Chel Restaurant & Bar, Cholo’s Golf Cart Rentals, Caye International Bank; Hotels: Martha’s Hotel, Holiday Hotel, Blue Tang Inn, Mayan Princess, The Villas at Banyan Bay, Spindrift, Nellie’s Property Management, Sunbreeze Hotel, Sunbreeze Suites; Friends: Caye Casa, BC’s Bar & Grill.

    For more information on how to become a sponsor for Belize’s largest festival, contact Mr. Gach Guerrero via the festival website, and as always, check out your weekly copy of The San Pedro Sun for more news and updates.

San Pedro Sun

Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/15/10 02:54 PM

Costa Maya Festival Presents: Miss Guatemala!


With only a few weeks left before Costa Maya 2010 is here, we present to you 25-year-old Gabriela Asturias. The beautiful Guatemalan representative is a Social Communicator who stands at 5’ 5", measures 34-24-35, has dark brown-eyes and hair. Gabriela enjoys dancing and reading, and is looking forward to representing her beautiful country at this year’s Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant.



Gabriela will be joined on the Costa Maya stage in San Pedro by delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama. At the end of the night, only one will be crowned by outgoing Reina de la Costa Maya Maritza Rivas, of Nicaragua. Who will be our new beauty representative? You just have to be there for the grand moment!

Belize's own Berne Velasquez opens for Angel y Khriz

Also lined up for entertainment is Belize's own Berne Velasquez. This Belizean musician, model and entertainer will be on stage Saturday night, August 7, bringing the hype and melodies before International artists Angel y Khriz come on stage.

Berne's music combines rap and reggae, a collaboration has captured the attention of Hip-Hop as well as pop music aficionados world wide. Musically influenced by pop icons Bob Marley, Tupac, and Stevie Wonder, Berne has had the fortune to perform on stage with Reggae and Dancehall greats, including Beenie Man, Sean Paul, and Shaggy. And he will be on La Isla Bonita to bring his music to those in attendance.

Sunday's family day will contain some fun and giggles for the children as Ozzy and Chispin will be on hand to keep everyone entertained. These two clowns will be at the fair grounds on Sunday, August 8.


Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/15/10 03:09 PM

Introducing Miss Guatemala For Costa Maya Festival

Gabriela Asturias

Age: 25 years
Height: 5'5"
Occupation: Social Communicator
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 34 – 24 - 35
Hobbies: Dancing & Reading

*Clown Entertainers Ozzy & Chispin will be on the festival grounds throughout the festival entertaining the youngsters and will also give a show onstage on Sunday, August 8.

*Belizean Entertainer Berne Velasquez will perform on Saturday, August 7.

(Bio excerpts from his MySpace Page) BERNE's arrival to Hip-Hop stage, effectively embodies the sweeping craze combining rap and reggae music. This collaboration has captured the attention of Hip-Hop as well as pop music aficionados worldwide. Berne notes that he was musically influenced by pop icons Bob Marley, Tupac, and Stevie Wonder.

Belizean born Berne has gained continued notoriety from his many live performance experiences. A geographically versatile upbringing afforded Berne the opportunity to perform with several Reggae and Dancehall greats, including Beenie Man, Sean Paul, and Shaggy. The most prominent accomplishment of Berne's musical career was the completion of his solo debut recording project entitled LIFE AFTER DEPORTATION.

Currently Berne is a highly sought after fashion model. His 6'3" frame and more than adequate build has left New York Speed fashion show audiences breathless.

A major player in music, television, film, and the live stage, Berne plans on impacting the market like very few entertainers before him have been able to.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/22/10 03:19 PM

Miss Belize for Costa Maya Festival, Liliana Nuñez

Miss Belize
Liliana Mia Nuñez
Age: 23 years-old
Height: 5' 4"
Occupation: Gym Administrator
Future goal: Acquiring degree in personal training
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Measurements: 33" - 26" - 36"
Hobbies: Exercising

With plenty of pageantry experience in her resume Liliana Mia Nuñez is a perfect candidate to represent Belize at this year’s Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. She was crowned Miss San Pedro in 2006, represented Belize in Honduras for the Reina del Tropico Pageant in 2008 where she came back with the Miss Amity Award and won best cultural costume at the Miss America Latina Pageant 2009 held in Dominica Republic. A true Sanpedrana, Liliana is proud to represent her country in this year’s pageant at Costa Maya Festival 2010.


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Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/22/10 03:29 PM

Costa Maya Festival presents: Miss Belize

Costa Maya 2010 is right around the corner, and over the past few weeks we have been presenting to you a bevy of beauties who will represent eight countries in the International Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. This week, we have the honor of presenting Belize very own representative.
23-year-old Liliana Mia Nuñez is native San Pedrana. She is a Gym Administrator who enjoys exercising and is looking forward to acquiring a degree in personal training. She stands at 5’4", has brown hair and eyes, and measures 33-26-36.
Liliana will be joined on the Costa Maya stage in San Pedro by delegates from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama. At the end of the night, only one will be crowned by outgoing Reina de la Costa Maya Maritza Rivas, of Nicaragua. Who will be our new beauty representative? You just have to be there for the grand moment when hostess Sandra Hoyos announces the winner!

Don’t forget, season ticket prices are as follows: Season Pass: Adult - $115, Children - $45. Those who want to attend specific nights should know that the prices are as follows: Thursday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Friday: $30 (A), $15 (Ch), Saturday: $70 (A), $40 (Ch) and Sunday: $40 (A), $10 (Ch). Layaway is also available. You can buy tickets at Island Magic, Milo’s Center, Milo’s Ice, Wally’s Electrical (Leni Nuñez), Angel Valdez (Post Office), The Reef Radio, Emerita Muñoz, Oh Danny Boy Tours, La Divina Providencia, Caye Supplies and with Cruzita Salazar (behind Rocks).
Posted By: Marty

Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/23/10 06:19 AM

BilBao Show for Sunday at Costa Maya Festival

“The craziest show in Mexico” is how the Bilbao Show is described and it is coming to Costa Maya Festival 2010. The spectacular comedic show has been confirmed by the Festival Committee to take stage on Sunday, August 8, 2010, Family Night at the Costa Maya Festival. It’s a show suitable for all ages.



The Bilbao show is an artistic concept consisting of four singers, comedians and impersonators on stage, accompanied by three live musicians and an assistant, eight people in total. With a history of more than 25 years, the Bilbao show has traveled throughout Mexico as well as some U.S. cities and some South American countries.

The dynamics of the show consists of comedy sketches and imitations of international artists such as Vicente Fernandez, Juan Gabriel, Emmanuel, Gloria Trevi, Luis Miguel, Il. Divo, among many others. They have promised the Costa Maya Festival audience close to a two hour show for the closing of the festival.


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Re: International Costa Maya Festival 2010 - 07/29/10 10:10 PM

COSTA MAYA IS BACK WITH A BANG

[Linked Image] [Linked Image] And you bet, organizers of the upcoming Costa Maya are probably wishing that six million dollar facelift was already a reality. However, the show of shows, one of Belize's most glamorous event remains La Isla Bonita's biggest draw for tourists both domestically and internationally. Its only one week away and the annual four day international festival scheduled for opening next Thursday is boasting the usual roster of local and international celebs. The PR reps for the festival told Seven News countdown to Costa Maya 2010 is on!!

Costa Maya Representative

[Linked Image] "The Costa Maya Festival is all about family. You can bring friends; you can come as anything; as a group. For the kids, we have a special night the Sunday night, the clowns will be there to entertain the kids and we also have the finalist for the duets for last season. We couldn't get 'Buki' unfortunately, but we have the other two and they are performing also on the Sunday night. There will be food, drinks, games, it's for everyone basically."

Monica Bodden
"Is there anything different in comparison to the other years?"

Costa Maya Representative
"Well this year we will definitely be much bigger than last year. Last year we did have international artists as we have every year. This year we want reggaeton artists, it is a big influence in Belize and we want a new flavor for the Costa Maya this year. We got the opportunity to bring Kris y Angel and they are the major group that we will have performing on Saturday. On Friday we will also have two reggaeton groups performing and that is for the family night also. It's a big festival, it happens annually; we want everyone to come out. For the hotels, you better start booking from now."

The festival opens on Thursday, August 5th, and will run through Sunday, August 8th.

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