“Last Night Finn and Martini became the cultural capital of The Americas!” boasted Findley Halliday while he took time to rest after the Costa Maya Festival Parade to the Sashing event that took place last night, July 28, 2016. Finn + Martini sponsored and hosted, along with the Costa Maya Festival, a parade that officially kicked off the Festival celebrations on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Each of the eight Costa Maya Pageant contestants had her private golf cart adorned with their national colors, flags and emblems as the beauty delegates were the highlight of the parade that lead its way to Fido’s from Finn + Martini. The crowds gathered streetside as the parade came to life with music, dance and the charima of the eight lovely delegates. Joining the parade were Miss San Pedro Iris Salgero, Miss America Latina Belize Michelle Nuñez, Miss Costa Maya 2015/Miss Honduras Gabriela Vanessa Salazar Valle, the Miss San Pedro 2016 contestants, the Garifuna Charikanari Group and the San Pedro Roman Catholic Marching Band.
At Fido’s the contestants were offically handed their sash, enjoyed dinner and the great entertainment of the restaruant & bar. After a weekend full of activities, the contestants commence rehearsal for pageant night that will take place at the Honorable Louis Sylvestre Stadium on Thursday, August 4. Seating begins at 7p.m. and the pageant starts at 7:30PM. The pageant night pass will be $50 for adults (12+) and $20 for children (5-12).
Costa Maya Ticket Prices:
Seasonal Passes: $200 for adults (13 years and older) / $60 for children (5 years to 12 years),
Night passes: $50 for adults and $20 for children on Thursday, August 4 (Reina de La Costa Maya Pageant),
$100 for adults and $30 for children on Friday, August 5th (Caribbean Night) and Saturday, August 6th (Noche Internacional).
Miss San Pedro Iris Salguero
Miss America Latina Belize Michelle Nunez & Miss Costa Maya 2015 Gabriela Vanessa Salazar
Miss Belize Yadira Yvette Argueta
Miss Guatemala Maria Jose Larrañaga Retolaza
Miss El Salvador Marlin Ramirez
Miss Mexico Ingrid Elizabeth Luna Solís
Miss Costa Rica Monique Rodriguez
Miss Nicaragua Vianca Yasuara Gutiérrez Hernández
Miss Panama Margareth Villanueva
Miss Honduras Corina Alejandra Flores Canales
Garifuna Charikanari Group
Miss San Pedro 2016 Contestants