More beauties confirmed for Costa Maya!

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 30            July 27, 2006

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Cindy Cajuste is Mexico's delegate for the Costa Maya pageant.

Teresita Gomez replaces Silvia Cordova for El Salvador.

Costa Maya will officially kick off next week Thursday and with this week’s beauty ambassador the roster if finally complete. Showcasing the Mexican beauty is 23-year-old Cindy Cajuste. The lovely International Relation major speaks Spanish, English and French. In a Costa Maya interview with the candidate she had the following to say:

Q: What is your career ambition?

A: My career ambition is to become a top professional model, who’s known through out the world, a positive role model for the younger generations and also to be a successful business woman so that way I can get back to my community and country.

Q: What do you know about yourself that you did not know a year ago?

A: Now I know how strong I can be, how determined I am to achieve all my dreams and goals and I also know that I can overcome any obstacle that may present itself through my journey in life.

Q: What one friend or relative has had the most influence in your life and why?

A: That would have to be my parents. They have been a positive role model in my life. I have watched them work so hard to get all, their dreams and wishes. They also have taught me that education is a very important key in life; they are the best example I could ever have.

Q: If you could live anywhere in the Mundo Maya, where would it be and why?

A: Definitely my country, Mexico, because being Mexican makes me proud and full of life. I am sure that other countries from the Maya world have as lot to offer but to me my country is exceptional.

Q: What do you relieve is the biggest problem facing the world today?

A: I believe it is war because it brings hunger, pain, poverty, and negative things to every part of the world.

Q: You are still very young and learning … but what do you think is the best lesson life has ever taught you?

A: Definitely life has taught me to be more patient because that way I can make better choices. Good things come to those who wait.

    In more Costa Maya news: Silvia Gabriela Cordova is being replaced with Teresita de Jesús Gomez in representing the beautiful country of El Salvador. Teresita was born in San Miguel the state which she proudly represented. The decision to participate in that pageant was not the easiest but she quit her job in order to pursue the crown.

    A hard worker, Teresa comes from a family of four and she states that she is the most secure and adventuresome of the bunch. She loves reading especially books from Paulo Coelho with her favorite book being The Alchemist.

    So, who is your favorite? Who do you think will win? Call 226-2070, place your vote and have the opportunity to win a fantastic prize.

Costa Maya Festival 2006

Lilian Villanueva returns to host the pageant.

Accompanying Lilian will be Miss Puerto Rico 2005 and first runner up in the Miss Universe pageant, Cynthia Olivarria.


    Hosting this year’s International Reina de la Costa Maya is Mexican TV personality Lilian Villanueva, who has hosted many a pageants on the island. Her co-host for this year is Cynthia Olivarria, Miss Puerto Rico 2005 and first runner-up at the Miss Universe Pageant 2005. You can have the opportunity to meet Cynthia along with Lilian and the rest of the contestants at the Noche San Pedrana slated for July 29th at Exotic Caye Beach Resort, sponsored by the Reef Radio.


    The Costa Maya Festival has been a cultural exchange from the various Mundo Maya countries. And for all the nights the countries present the best that they have to offer.

    Friday: Identidades Grupo de Danza will be presenting their high energy dances. Newcomers to the festival they are not and for those that love music and dance they present the absolute best. Following them will be the San Pedro Dance Company who will highlight their newest dance and great beats. From Honduras, enjoy the music from Delma Adriana who brings you her great vocal ability. Enjoy the music, singing and beats of Mad Dem Crew and the Backyaa’d Crew. The Costa Maya committee proudly presents Salvador’s female sensation Las Nenas de la Caña who replaced the originally scheduled Argentinean group Miranda. The group has been described as the sexiest presentation in all of Central America and San Pedro will now have the honor of seeing them performing live.

    Saturday: Enjoy Echoes the rock alternative band directly from Belize City. Come and love the Belizean beats and fantastic music from the group who is rocking the country. Los Mismos the special guests who highlight the festival. Los Mismos began as the acclaimed and world famous group Los Bukis. After years of a successful career, lead singer Marco Antonio Solis decided to pursue a solo career in 1995. The remaining members, vocalists Pedro Velazquez and Eusebio Cortes, drummers Jose Pepe Guadarrama and Pedro Sanchez, guitarist Joel Solis and keyboard player Roberto Guadarrama, made up their own band called Los Mismos, as in the same members of Los Bukis. Their debut album in 1996 Juntos Para Siempre featured the hit Me esta doliendo dejarte and the following year Te llevas mi vida made huge splashes on radio waves everywhere. The success of the band continued with Gracias por todo in 1997. Two years later, Los Mismos released Encuentro con el mileno which was followed in 2002 with Sin mirar atras. To date the band has made a name for themselves and have released countless albums and had several hit songs including Me esta doliendo dejarte, Que bonito, No eres facil de olvidar and Todo me recuerda a ti.

    Sunday: Sports day is on Sunday with the much awaited Volleyball tournament. At night enjoy the artist impersonator Oscar Jimenez. With many impressions he is certainly going to make you have the best of time. The San Pedro Dance Company will keep you on you toes as will the various reggaeton island bands. If you are a band that would like to be featured please contact the Costa Maya office at 226-2180.

    Moctezuma has once again agreed to be the grand sponsors for this year’s Costa Maya Festival. And, of course, beer lovers know what that means … Mexican beers will be on sale for the four nights of the festival! Tecate and Dos Equis will flow those nights for sure. Another great sponsor of the event is Delta Airlines who are flying in Los Mismos for their grand presentation on Saturday.

    The Costa Maya Committee would like to thank the following sponsors: Grand Sponsor – Cerveseria Moctezuma; Diamond – Ramon’s Village Resort (official Resort for Reina de la Costa Maya Internacional), Delta Airlines; Platinum – Belize Tourism Board, San Pedro Town Council, Reef Radio, Tropic Air, Krystal Shipping, Love FM, Wings; Gold – The San Pedro Sun, Ambergris Today, Belize Bank, Moncho’s Golf Cart; Maya Island Air, Radio Excitos, Radio Limite, Rojo Lounge and Azul Resort; Silver – Amigos del Mar Dive Shop, Mr. C’s Phones and Liquor Box, Victoria House, Belize Social Security Board, Pier Lounge, Rick and Stephanie Dalton, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, Pete’s Enterprises, Captain Morgan’s Retreat, Reef Runner Glass Bottom Boat, Discovery Expeditions, Ambergris Caye Planning Committee, Premium Wines, Island Tour Rentals, Sueño del Mar, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Culture, Smart!, Belize Real Estate, Blue Water Grill.; Bronze – Castillo’s Hardware, Alliance Bank, Milo’s Ice, Refri Tech, BC’s Bar and Grill, Pepperoni’s Pizza, Southwind Properties, Sonya and Gene Lewis, Diane and Robert Campbell, First Caribbean International Bank, Caye Caulker Water Taxi, Journey’s End; Hotel Sponsor – El Pescador, Holiday Hotel, Martha’s Hotel, Blue Tang Resort, Nellie’s Property Management, Mayan Princess, SunBreeze Hotel, Coral Beach Hotel, Corona del Mar, Coconuts Hotel, Caribe Island Resort, Banyan Bay Hotel, Spindrift Hotel, Perla Escondida; Pageant Sponsor – Elvis Kitchen, Radisson Fort George Hotel, Secretaria de Turismo de Othon P. Blanco, Wet Willy’s Bar & Grill; Moon Dancer Boutique, Orange Walk Cultural Revival Camp, Ramon’s Village, Exotic Beach Resort; and Restaurant – Caliente, Mickey’s Place, Fido’s Courtyard, Celi’s at Holiday Hotel. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor for the Costa Maya International Festival, kindly call Gach Guerrero at (661) 7779.


    Tickets for the annual and anticipated Costa Maya Festival can be bought at Fantasy, Milo’s, Island Magic, Rock’s Shopping Center, Leni Nuñez or Emerita Muñoz. Season (4-day) tickets are $95 per adult and $45 for children (12 and under). One day tickets can be purchased for $20 (Thursday, Friday and Sunday) and $60 for Saturday.
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