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Icon November 22, 2011 - 13:18

San Pedro at Festival de Cultura del Caribe

San Pedro at Festival de Cultura del Caribe

Our beautiful island of San Pedro was invited to participate in a Festival of Culture that was held in our neighboring city of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Businesses took full advantage of this ‘Expotur’ and sent representatives to Chetumal to promote their services.

The delegation of San Pedro made their presence with live music, dance, and culinary presentations. The delegation was present at the festival specifically the Expotur which took place on Friday, November 18 from 11a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on the sidewalk of Avenida Heroes in front of the famous Los Cocos Hotel.

Present at the event were the Belize Tourism Board, Tropic Air, Maya Island Air, Ambergris Lake Villas, Ramon’s Village, Mayan Princess, San Pedro Jets International and the San Pedro Town Council.

The San Pedro Town Council officially represented the island and provided entertainment at the festival with San Pedro’s very own Rompe Raja and the San Pedro Dance Company. Those who visited the San Pedro booths were treated to some delicious treats which included ceviche de maimula, conch fritters and lobster dip, to mention a few.

The International Festival of Caribbean Culture is intended for national and foreign tourists to get to know Quintana Roo and other Caribbean countries and their traditions and customs.

The festival took place from Saturday, November 12 to Saturday, November 19, and commenced in Cancun and culminated in Chetumal, Quintana Roo. The celebration included great musical performances including Belize’s very own Gilharry 7 and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, plays, dance and literary exhibitions. Participating countries included Aruba, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

Rick Sutherland at the Ramon's Village BoothDora Gonzalez and Lucy Muñoz at the Tropic Air BoothMilo Paz of Ambergris Lake Villas and Gach Guerrero of Maya Island AirMiss San Pedro Yakarelis Hernandez with the ladies of the Belize Tourism BoardMiss San Pedro Yakarelis Hernandez at the Grand Belizean Estates Booth with Florangely Graniel and Melissa AyalaMiss San Pedro Yakarelis Hernandez with a representative of San Pedro Water Jets InternationalMayan Princess Representative along with Miss San Pedro Yakarelis HernandezResidents of Chetumal, Q.Roo inquiring information at the Mayan Princess BoothSan Pedro Town Council BoothMayor Elsa Paz at the San Pedro Town Council BoothFelix Ayuso serving up delicious conch fritters to those who visited the SPTC BoothBeautiful display at the culinary exhibitBeautiful display at the culinary exhibitCulinary exhibit included delicious ceviche, conch fritters and lobster dipRompe Raja entertained those in attendance with great musicMembers of the San Pedro Dance Company provided great dance presentations through out the festivalRompe Raja also performed at a concert in Lazaro Cardenez, Kantunilkin, Parque Principal

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