International Costa Maya Festival

Type Of Event
Start Date
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2020Annually
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
8/1/2019 - 8/4/2019
  • 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!
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  • Cash | Credit Card
  • Camera
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Sunblock
  • Beachwear
  • Nightwear
Water Rappelling
Water Sports
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Contact Information
Location Information
Hon. Luis Sylvester Sporting Complex
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
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San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
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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.
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Full day Reef Fishing.

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