Costa Maya Festival: Reignited! is the theme for this year’s 27th anniversary of the International Costa Maya Festival, Belize’s biggest, that will be held on July 26th, 27th and 28th at the Honorable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex in San Pedro Town.

The festival began in 1991, and was an annual event with only one cancellation in 2016 due to Hurricane Earl.

Originally known as the Sea and Air Festival, the Costa Maya Festival has evolved into a celebration of music, dance and celebration of the Mundo Maya countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and even Panama.

In 1996, an official pageant was introduced and it has also grown into quite the international beauty spectacle.

The 2019 festival has already made exciting announcements, including their International Artist set for Saturday, July 27th, Becky G!

The Costa Maya Festial includes the highly anticipated Reina de la Costa Maya pageant. The 2019 International Costa Maya Festival pageant.

Honduras’ Mary Cruz Cardona Galindo is the proud 2018 titleholder, and she will be handing over the crown to one of eight beauties hailing from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

Lisbeth Valverde Brenes, the stunning 24-year-old educational psychologist by profession, with an emphasis on working with people with disabilities, will be representing Costa Rica. Her hobbies include swimming, singing, dancing, and involving herself in social work. Lisbeth describes herself as an extrovert who very much enjoys conversing and making others laugh.

Stay tuned for more details on this spectacular event and follow their new website at www.costamayafest.com!