Costa Maya Presents: Miss Nicaragua

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 20, No. 27            July 8, 2010

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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, 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,, 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.
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