Activities for the largest worldwide competition in Belize, the International Costa Maya Festival, started on Wednesday, July 26th, with the arrival of the delegates for this yr’s Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. The pageant will formally open the competition on Thursday, August third, with eight contestants from the seven Central American international locations and Mexico vying for the title and crown.
Representing Belize in the pageant this yr is San Pedro’s very personal Michelle Nuñez. “I feel so excited for this opportunity to represent Belize our country in such an event,” she mentioned. Nuñez was at the airport welcoming the beauty ambassadors as they arrived to San Pedro Town by way of Maya Island Air, the official airline of the competition. The different candidates for this yr’s occasion embody: Miss Mexico Ximena Cardoso Gutierrez, Miss Guatemala Lesly Fernanda Flores Sagastume, Miss El Salvador Iris Yazmin Guerra, Miss Honduras Andrea Nicolle Salinas Godoy, Miss Nicaragua Danielle Nicole Hodgson Joseph, Miss Costa Rica Glennys Medina Segura, and Miss Panama Maria Fernanda Jaspe.
First to arrive was Miss Mexico, who was mesmerized with Ambergris Caye. “I feel so happy to be on La Isla Bonita! It’s my first time on the island and I look forward to have magnificent experience in the festival,” Guterrez mentioned. She hopes to see plenty of the island and meet the island residents.
Shortly after, Miss Panama, Miss Costa Rica, Miss Nicaragua, and Miss El Salvador touched down on the island. They had been thrilled to lastly be on Ambergris Caye and with hugs and massive smiles they greeted everybody at the airport. They shared with The Sun that it’s not nearly the competitors, however to bask in the Belizean tradition and revel in their time on the island whereas they put together for the grand evening. They all acknowledged that there’s a lot work to be carried out all through the week resulting in the pageant evening subsequent week Thursday.
Miss Honduras and Miss Guatemala the place the solely two candidates that haven’t arrived. They are schedule to the touch down on Ambergris Caye tomorrow, Thursday, July 27th.
Following a fast picture session at the airport, the beauties had been transported to Ramon’s Village Resort the place they are going to be staying throughout their time on the island. Later in the night they are going to finish their first day on the island with a sundown cruise courtesy of Island Dream Tours (YOLO). On Thursday, they are going to take pleasure in a lunch at Estel’s Dine by the Sea Restaurant, after which later in the night is the official sashing ceremony at Fidos Court Yard. On Friday, July 28th, the queens might be handled to a lunch at Secret Paradise Grill and Restaurant, adopted by cultural eating at the Maya Buffet at Elvis Kitchen in the night. On Saturday, July 29th the delegates will take part in a meet and greet occasion at Mahogany Bay Village. A parade and avenue occasion will happen later in the day, hosted by Finn and Martini.
On Sunday, July 30th they are going to take pleasure in an all-day cruise overseas the YOLO (Island Dream Tours). The following day, the delegates might be on the Morning Talk present on Reef Radio/TV. Their lengthy week of actions will culminate on Wednesday, once they take part in a fundraising occasion hosted by San Pedro Saga Humane Society at Palapa Bar and Grill.
The pageant will happen on Thursday, August third at the Honourable Louis Sylvester Sporting Arena at 8PM.
Tickets are actually on sale. Seasonal Passes are $175 for adults (12 years and older) or $60 for youngsters (5 years to 11 years), Night passes are $50 for adults and $30 for youngsters on Thursday, August third (Reina de La Costa Maya Pageant), grownup $75 and youngsters $30 on Friday, August 4th (Caribbean Night) and $100 for grownup and $30 for youngsters on Saturday, August fifth (Noche Internacional).
The San Pedro Sun needs all the delegates the better of luck.
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