Easter on La Isla Bonita!
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Over the Easter weekend Ambergris Caye was very busy with foreign and local tourists alike. Visitors by the hundreds swarmed the island by sea and air. The streets of the island were packed and most hotels registered full occupancy. Restaurants were busy, grocery stored packed, local business saw high sales and the island had entertainment and events for all ages.
One of the many highlights over the Easter weekend was the three-day performances of Tropical Salvadoran Musical Group Sinkronia. The group of ten including dancers took center stage at Wet Willy’s, entertaining locals and visitor with a variety of music ranging from cumbia, salsa, merenque, punta and other tropical music.
Also along the line of entertainment was the Noche de Estrella 2. Organized by the San Pedro Aids Commission, the event was held at the Angel Nunez Auditorium. The event saw the best imitators and comedians from Merida City in the State of Yucantan, Mexico. The comedy-loving community had a night of fun and laughter as the Travestis Asesinas entertained the audience with musical and theatrical comedy.
But the adults were not the only ones to have activities. On Holy Saturday, the San Pedro Lions Club hosted a pancake brunch with the Easter Bunny. The first every event of its kind saw close to 300 people, mostly children, enjoying pancakes with a variety of toppings along with juice. There were games and activities for the kids and a good time was had by all.
Visitors to the island opted to enjoy the many events while others swarmed the beaches to soak up on the sea and sun. Despite the busy atmosphere on the island, overall the Easter weekend was generally peaceful with no major incidents.