Presenting Miss Honduras and Los Pasteles Verdes for the Costa Maya Festival
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
It’s just around the bend – in exactly six weeks, the International Costa Maya Festival will be in town. Are you ready? The committee has been working relentlessly behind the scenes, lining up the entertainment and talent that will be gracing the island for three nights and one full day.
Kicking off the fun is the most anticipated events, the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant, which features beauties from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Anticipation is high as to who will take the crown this year, and residents have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the beauties. This week, we present to you the lovely Miss Honduras, Esthefany Maolyth Pineda Perez. She is 19 years old, stands at 5 feet, 5 inches, and measures 36-23-36. The hazel-eyed brunette enjoys exercising, and is pursuing a career in dentistry. She joins Miss El Salvador’s Nathaly Jazmin Mena Arauz in the race to win the prestigious title of Reina de la Costa Maya, a title currently held by Miss Mexico’s Valentina Cervera Avila. ¡Bienvenida Esthefany!
While Friday night’s fun and entertainment are being finalized, the committee will say that the younger audience better be prepared for a great surprise!
Providing the entertainment for Noche Internacional, August 4th, will be Latino Artists Los Pasteles Verdes. Los Pasteles Verdes was founded in 1973 by brothers Victor Hugo Acuña (guitarist) and Cesar Acuña (keyboardist), former musicians in ‘The Jeekstones and Los Benkers’. They were joined by singer German Laos, drummer Jorge Luis Principe, bassist Miguel Moreno and on the percussions, Juan Vasquez. A second singer, Aldo Guibovich, joined the group a year later.
Sunday, August 5th is family day, with Fiesta en la Playa. Be sure to head on over to the ‘playa’ to enjoy beach activities, music and dancing. There will be lots to eat and drink, and the entire family is invited. Be sure to start saving up for your tickets. This year, tickets are $120 (Adults), $50 (Kids) for the three day event, while Thursday’s entrance fee is $40 (Adults)/$15 (Kids), Friday – $40 (Adults)/$15 (Kids), Saturday $100 (Adults)/$50 (Kids) and Sunday is free.
Sponsors are still welcomed for this year’s festival. Currently, Costa Maya counts Belize Tourism Board and Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr. as the Grand Sponsor for the event. Diamond sponsors include the Bowen Group of Companies, Ramon’s Village Resort, Jose Luis Zapata Photography, Designing Solutions, The San Pedro Sun, Reef Radio, Ambergris Today and Milo’s. Those looking to sponsor can contact Mr. Gach Guerrero at [email protected]
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