Bringing life to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye during the slow season, the Costa Maya Festival proves that people just want to get away for the weekend to enjoy sun, sand and sea with a little top-notch entertainment in the mix. The festival managed to pack the island with visitors from around the country who were looking for a fun-filled weekend.
Besides the main events during the evening at the festival grounds, the island was teeming with activities, mostly beach parties that attract the young party revelers. Hotels and golf cart rentals were booked up and the town was in overdrive. During the evening, the Costa Maya Festival brought the island to life with great entertainment from around the region commencing with the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant kick-starting all the festivities and crowning the new Miss Costa Maya 2015 whose title went to Miss Honduras.
Belizean Entertainer Ernestine Carballo adds energetic Soca performance to Costa Maya Pageant
The San Pedro AIDS Commission Carnival Group Opens Costa Maya Pageant
On Friday, August 7, audiences were entertained by the stellar performances of Alma Caribeña dance group from Mexico that had also performed during pageant night. They completed their dance presentations to open the show on Friday. The Belize National Dance Company followed with high-energy dances signature to the celebratory spirit of the nation.
Rising international star from Honduras, El Chevo, also livened the show with his lineup of up tempo music he call ‘Electro Punta’. Those who saw him live enjoyed a great show. Look out for El Chevo in the future as he surely has what it takes to make it big in the international arena. Rounding off the evening was another Belizean favorite, the mighty sounds of the band Gilhary 7 that took the entertainment well into the evening.
Ballet Alma Caribena to perform at Costa Maya Festival 2015
The Belize National Dance Company performs at Costa Maya Festival
El Chevo from Honduras entertains at Costa Maya Festival
Gilharry 7 at Costa Maya Festival 2015
Audiences were treated with another night of full entertainment on Saturday, August 8, as the ever-popular Grupo Crash from El Salvador was back to perform their potpourri of high-octane dance presentations, from modern dance to more contemporary and classic dance styles. Their dance presentations were followed by a live rock concert by Belize band Almost 7 that shook things up a bit with more classic and modern rock renditions, including original compositions. El mariachi group San Felipe entertained before the romantic styles of Grupo Ladron from Monterrey, Mexico, took to the stage to close of the evening and the Costa Maya Festival.
Grupo Crash from El Salvador
Almost 7 Rock Band from Belize
Mexican Mariachi San Felipe
Grupo Ladron performs at Costa Maya Festival 2015