Miss Astrid Ramirez will be representing Guatemala in the Reina De La Costa Maya Pageant on July 21st, 1998, at the San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival 1998.
Miss Ramirez is 21 years old and speaks three languages: Spanish, German and English. She is presently studying psychology and hopes to finish her education and work as a psychologist. Miss Ramirez believes that our ultimate goal should be to live in a peaceful world. She believes that consolation can be found in God no matter how big a person's problem may be and that the new millennium will bring equality for all.
Miss Guatemala, Astrid Ramirez, is one of five contestants vying for the title of Reina De La Costa Maya.The reigning Reina De La Costa Maya 1997, Miss Carol Aquino, is also from Guatemala.
Sponsors of the festival are as follows: Grand Sponsor - GRUPO TACA. Diamond Sponsors - The San Pedro Sun - Offical Newspaper of the San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival. Estero Amor/Love FM - the official radio station of the festival, Cuellos Distillery, Ramon's Village and the San Pedro Town Board. Special Platinum Sponsor - Bowen and Bowen. Platinum Sponsors - Aero-Caribe, Essene Way and Belican Supply. Gold Sponsors - Maya Island Air and James Brodie. James Brodie will also be donating a cash prize to the contestant in the Reina del la Costa Maya Pageant with the best "Coppertone." Silver Sponsors - Crystal Shipping, Pete's Enterprises and Bronze Sponsors - Travel and Tour Belize, Captain Morgan's Retreat, Amigos Del Mar, Angelus Press, Discovery Expeditions, Maple Plastics, Belize Bank and Treasure Chest Seafood Restaurant. Other sponsors are Belicolor, Iguana Jack, Nellie's Laundromat, The Palms, San Pedro Hardware, San Pedro Supermarket and Harmouch Store.
Hotel Sponsors: Ramon's Village, Paradise Hotel, Belize Yacht Club, San Pedro Holiday Hotel, SunBreeze Hotel, Caye Management, Mayan Princess, El Pescador, Coconuts Caribbean Hotel, Journey's End, Martha's Hotel, Royal Palm Villas, Spindrift Hotel, Banyan Bay Villas, Victoria House.
Sponsors of the Reina De La Costa Maya Pageant: Elvi's Kitchen, Mickey's Restaurant, Rasta Pasta, Ramon's Village Restaurant, Fantasy World, Celi's Restaurant, Tropica Resort, Royal Palm and Victoria House. Entertainment for the festival nights are as follows: Tuesday, July 21st - Guatemala Night: Opening night of the Costa Maya Festival. Performances by EL Ballet Nacional de Instituto Turismo and Los Malecates.
REINA DE LA COSTA MAYA BEAUTY PAGEANT: Five contestants will be vying for the title of Reina de la Costa Maya. Representing Guatemala: Miss Astrid Ramirez; representing El Salvador: Miss Johanna Paulina Sasmay Villacorta; representing Mexico: Miss Barbara Macossay; representing Honduras: Miss Daryella Sofia Guerrero Canizales and representing Belize: Miss Charlotte Romero.
Wednesday, July 22nd - El Salvador Night: Ballet Nacional and the Do Mayor Band.
Thursday, July 23rd - Mexico Night: Ballet de Folklorico de Quintana Roo, Mexico and the CRACK band. A Mariachi Band will also be performing on Mexico Night.
Friday, July 24th - Honduras Night: Groupo de Dansas Folkloricas de Honduras and Grand Banda.
Saturday, July 25th - Belize International Night: Main attraction - Garibaldi and Belize's number one band - Santino's Messengers.
Sunday, July 26th - The Grand Finale: Fireworks and great entertainment including the Unity Band and the Barbara Alonzo's Dance Group.
Booths for the week of the festival can be purchased for $360.00. 18 booths have been sold so far. 29 are available. Call: 2246.
Tickets for the Costa Maya Festival are now available at Tropical Take Out, Fina's Store, Yeties Store, Martha's Store, Costa Maya Office, Amigo Travel, Lala's Store, Belize Laundromat and Fantasy World. Season passes: adult - $80.00, children - $35.00. Ages 5 to 14 years old will be considered children and may purchase season passes for $35.00. Primary school and high school students must present a school ID. Tickets for Tuesday to Friday nights: $20.00. Saturday night: $40.00. Children under 5 enter free.
The next Costa Maya Festival meeting will be held on June 30th, at the Paradise Hotel Patio at 7:30 p.m.
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