International Costa Maya Festival

Type Of Event
Festival
Start Date
Sunday, 1 Aug, 2021Annually
Entrance Fee
Opening Night: Adult-$20|Kids-$10; International Pageant: Adults-$50|Kids-$30; International Night (Ivy Queen): Adults-$70|Kids-$40; Three Night Pass: Adult-$120|Kids-$70; Festival at the Field: Free
Date:
8/1/2019 - 8/4/2019
Description
Highlights
  • Beauty Pageant
  • Culture
  • Live Music
  • Dancing
  • Food
  • Art
  • Games
About Event

Costa Maya International Festival

The Costa Maya International Festival has grown to be one of Belize’s largest and most anticipated cultural events. Annually, it is held in the Town of San Pedro in August. This celebration is a three-day event, usually held on at the end of a week, that comprises of live music and entertainment, cultural performances from the region’s top acts, traditional and fusion cuisines and treats, games, and the infamous Miss Costa Maya International pageant. The goal of the festival is to continue promoting the culture of the Mundo Maya countries with their folklore dances, music, and food, while promoting tourism in the island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

The festival kicks off with the election and coronation of Miss Costa Maya International. Contestants from all over Central America, where the Maya population once thrived, compete for the coveted title and crown. After the crowning, officials and foreign diplomats formally announce the opening of the Costa Maya Festival.

The celebrations carry on for the weekend with seafood cookouts, mechanical rides, games, football marathons, parades, and international musical presentations. There is a cultural event of “Noche International,” where some of the top bands in the Latino world perform on stage. The Costa Maya Festival traditionally concludes with other cultural shows, live music and entertainment, food and dances from participating countries.

2019 Costa Maya International Festival

This year’s Costa Maya will be held on August1-4. Details for the 2019 Costa Maya International Festival are yet to be announced. All events will be happening at Hon. Luis Sylvester Sporting Complex in San Pedro.

Why should you attend the 2019 Costa Maya International Festival?

This event is one of the most highly anticipated event of the year! Visitors from all over Central and Latin America come to San Pedro to celebrate the Maya hertitage of their country and to showcase their native country's talent. You don't want to miss this event! Each year is bigger and better!
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Handicapped
What to bring?
  • Cash | Credit Card
  • Camera
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Sunblock
  • Beachwear
  • Nightwear
Activities:
Cooking
Drumming
Fishing
Kayaking
Learning
Parasailing
Photography
Relaxing
Sailing
Sightseeing
Singing
Snorkeling
Swimming
Walking
Water Rappelling
Water Sports
Outline of Event
Date
Description
8/1/2019TBA
8/2/2019TBA
8/3/2019TBA
8/4/2019TBA
Contact Information
Email:
info@internationalcostamayafestival.com
Location Information
Venue:
Hon. Luis Sylvester Sporting Complex
Address:
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
District:
Island
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
No
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
For a detailed description of these options, visit the FAQs section below.

To book a water taxi ticket, book with a trusted supplier on Belizing.com. See the options here:
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Whats Nearby
Restaurants
A fun bar with a great atmospere to enjoy delicious drinks on the beach.
Category:
Bar
Cuisine Type:
Multi-cuisine
Price Range:
Cheap Eats $
Phone:
226-2035
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
Pineapples On The Beach offers a menu featuring fresh Seafood from around Ambergris Caye along with many daily specials and other options.
Category:
Full Service Restaurant
Cuisine Type:
Multi-cuisine
Price Range:
Fine Dining $$$$
Phone:
226-2071
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
STAX Bar is now open again!! We'll be there daily from 2pm until 10ish to serve up cocktails for you!! We've got 3 TV's for any sports you might want!
Category:
Coffee Shop
Cuisine Type:
Multi-cuisine
Price Range:
Mid-Range $$
Phone:
1111111
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
Located on the beach at Caribbean Villas Hotel, Tsunami Sushi has some of the best Traditional and Local option on the island
Category:
Full Service Restaurant
Cuisine Type:
Japanese
Price Range:
Fine Dining $$$$
Phone:
226-2715
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
AMBER Beach Bar and Grill, located at Caribbean Villas Hotel in San Pedro Belize.
Category:
Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine Type:
American
Price Range:
Fine Dining $$$$
Phone:
226-5600
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
A unique bush bar and grill in San Pedro, Belize serving fire grilled cuisine with outdoor live action gaming.
Category:
Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine Type:
American
Price Range:
Mid-Range $$
Phone:
615-1011
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
Genuine italian restaurant with real Italians coking... Simple, cozy family restaurant. check the daily menu on our facebook page. always available Focaccia bread and Lasagna. we bake ... moreour bread and focaccia as all the pastry. fresh sauces from scratch every day. reservation is a must for groups more than 8 people. open for dinner with to go(take-out) service always ready for lasagna, salad and pizzas.
Category:
Full Service Restaurant
Cuisine Type:
Italian
Price Range:
Mid-Range $$
Phone:
634-5641
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
Coconut Cafe is located on West Ambergris at Brahma Blue Resort. We offer FREE boat shuttles. You can catch the boat in town, on the lagoon side, 3 docks south of International Water ... moreTaxi Terminal. Coconut Cafe uses only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to deliver unparalleled flavor. Everything's better when it is made from scratch and we do just that! All of our sauces, breads and treats are homemade from scratch - delivering truly yummy comfort food. In fact, even our tortillas are not cooked until you order. We encourage you to sit back, relax and enjoy the best comfort food San Pedro has to offer.
Category:
Coffee Shop
Cuisine Type:
Multi-cuisine, Coffee
Price Range:
Mid-Range $$
Phone:
226-4311
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
Relaxed beach bar looking right onto the reef. plenty of seating on the sand, in the shade, at the bar. Full service bar with panini's and speciality chips all the time... Coconut ... morelobster, coconut fish and chicken fingers in season.. Sunday Funday with live music. Monday reggae for some real island music and local dancing. Tuesday the world famous hermit crabs are a must. And Friday triviokae is a blast.
Category:
Bar
Cuisine Type:
American
Price Range:
Mid-Range $$
Phone:
670-8001
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
GOOD FOOD, Burgers, Tacos COLD BEER and Fun Times.
Category:
Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine Type:
Multi-cuisine
Price Range:
Mid-Range $$
Phone:
628-6882
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
Places
Coral Gardens is a small concentration of very colorful corals along the reef. This area is known for captivating, vibrant coral formatons that are living there. There is also a wide ... morevariety of marine life, such as manatees and fishes, that can be seen in the area. Dipping into the shallow reef of Coral Gardens, you will be able to see a rainbow of coral formations.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Aquatic Wonder, Barrier Reef
District/Region:
Near Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Town is the main town and heart of Ambergris Caye. It dominates the entire southern half of Ambergris Caye and is one of the go-to destinations for visitors. Being a half-mile ... moreoffshore from the world's second largest barrier reef, San Pedro is the gateway to acquatic paradise.
Category:
Destination
Type of Destination:
Caye (Island), Town
Population:
11,767
Features:
Phone Service, Restaurants, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Public Parks
District/Region:
Ambergris Caye
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Destinations
Destinations/Attractions Nearby
Available Listings
$
210
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Wake up to the sunrise and join us at 9 am, or Sleep in, have lunch and join us for this awesome 1 tank dive at 2 pm. All we know is you will be happy you did, especially after our ... morePADI certified Divemaster’s lead you through an epic swim through’s and point out magnificent Eels, nurse sharks and if your lucky dolphins.

Our group sizes are always kept for 8 or less.
$
115
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Shark ray alley has dozens of stingrays and nurse sharks. Be sure to bring your camera along or rent a GoPro in our shop, the natural light makes for epic memorable photo’s. Coral ... moreGarden’s is plentiful in marine life and a snorkeler's dream.
$
105
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
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Six miles north of San Pedro Town in North Ambergris Caye, you will find one of the most beautiful snorkel sites known as Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos. Unlike many of the snorkeling ... morespots in Belize that are right on the barrier reef, Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos is a star coral patch that is located in the shallow waters midway between the great barrier reef and the island of Ambergris Caye.

Mexico Rocks are known for many conches, banded shrimps, arrow crab, grunts, yellowtail snappers, and an assortment of Butterfly and Angelfish. Tres Cocos is named after three tall coconut trees on shore used to locate the site. The reef here gets as shallow as four feet. Here you will find the most beautiful corals, colorful species of both large and small fishes, shrimp, parrotfish, fairy basslet, sea urchins, spider crabs, lobster and many other small critters of the sea. You will also see magnificent elk horns, sea whips and sea rods that make good protection for the juvenile fishes. The highlights of this trip are the mountains of brain coral, which grow up to 20 feet. On the sandy seabed, you might even see stingrays, eagle rays, and peacock flounder. The nurse shark is common sites as well.

Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos is protected from ocean swells and currents, so it makes for easier snorkeling, perfect for beginners. Depth is only about 6 to 12 feet, so you can see everything up close. Water visibility in this area of the crystal clear the Caribbean Sea is about 50 feet or more.
$
275
-
$
550
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Half day Reef Fishing. Join us for a half day of reef fishing--we will provide fishing gear, bait, and beverages of choice. We can't guarantee you'll catch anything, but we can guarantee ... moreyou'll have a great time. No need to book individually as the $250 fee includes 4 guests--additional guests are $30 per person.

Full day Reef Fishing.

When a half day on the barrier reef just won't do...
The full day of fishing includes all fishing gear, bait, drinks of choice, and a lot of suns. The $400 fee is for up to 4 people, additional guests can be booked for $50 per person.

Full Day Reef Fishing, Snorkeling, & Beach BBQ: $450 USD

Of course, we can add a beach BBQ.

We will provide fishing gear, bait, rum punch, water, and experienced guides. We can’t guarantee you’ll catch anything, but we can guarantee you’ll have a great time and possibly some great stories.
$
450
-
$
900
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Half Day Deep Sea Fishing This 4-hour fishing trip includes all fishing gear, bait, beverages of choice, and the opportunity to try your hand at deep sea fishing. The $450 fee includes ... more4 people, each additional person is $50.

Full Day Deep Sea Fishing

Double your time, double your chances of a big catch. This full-day tour includes all bait, fishing gear, lunch, beverages of choice, and the opportunity to tell a new story about the one that got away. 
The $900 fee is for 4 people, additional guests can be added for $50 each.
$
100
/ Person
$
700
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
Depart Blue Tang Inn on the Sirena Azul Sailboat at 8:30am. Sail, relax and enjoy the aqua blue Caribbean for about 45 minutes to Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Here, a guide will lead you ... morealong the reef, pointing out the many interesting fish and coral formations. This beautiful, small channel contains many different schools of fish. Turtles, stingrays, groupers, horse-eyed jacks, snappers, and sergeant majors will escort you through this very scenic tour around the channel. Next stop is Shark Ray Alley, where you can snorkel with friendly Nurse sharks & southern stingrays next to the boat. Once back on board you can rinse off with fresh water and settle in for the sail to Caye Caulker. When you reach Caye Caulker you will have time to have lunch on your own & explore our quaint sister island. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail back to San Pedro to return by 5pm. Includes Beer, soda, rum punch, bottled water and fresh fruit. Bring a towell, sunscreen, hat and a light sweater along. Snorkel gear is available at the Blue Tang Inn office.
$
55
/ Person
$
500
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
Depart Blue Tang Inn at 4:30pm for a relaxing and enjoyable sail along the Southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Admire the sunset with the warm Caribbean breeze blowing through your hair ... moreand a cool cocktail in hand. A perfect activity for a group of friends or family. All ages will enjoy this trip. Return to Blue Tang Inn at 7:00pm, just in time to head to your favorite restaurant in San Pedro Town.
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