Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Carnaval 2011

San Pedro is once again being painted. Children, adults, visitors and residents alike take to the streets for this three day celebration. Commenced on Saturday March 5th with the annual Block Party and the picking of Miss Carnaval, the Central Park was the venue or the coronation of Miss Carnaval 2011 2012.
Miss Carnaval 2011 – 2012, Ileny Aguilar

Two lovely ladies, Ms. Ileny Aguilar and Kaysha Martin competed for the bragging rights of this popularity contest. Throughout the night, the various booths were visited and judged as well as food and drink preparations. Best Carnaval Dish was won by the San Pedro Lions Club with Mel’s Meatball; Best Carnaval Themed Booth was won by the Blue Hole Bar and Grill and Ms Julisa Nuñez; while the Best Carnaval inspired drink was won by Mr. Luis Caliz for his concoction of a “Le Pink” cocktail.

At the end of the night it was Ileny Aguilar who received the most votes, winning her the title of Miss Carnaval 2011 – 2012. Present for the coronation were, out-going Miss Carnaval, Ms. Vicky Balam and reigning Miss San Pedro, Miss Natasha Stuart.

With various dance presentations and a huge variety of food and drinks, the crowd was well entertained. Sunday marked the first day of painting as the crowed flocked to the streets and the beach area to experience the tradition of painting in the streets.

Comparsas by the San Pedro AIDS Commission, Doña Flora’s group and las Barbies of San Pedro were in full swing for the remainder two nights.

Costa Maya Reef Resort’s Beach Clean Up campaign

Costa Maya Reef Resort held its first beach cleanup campaign on Wednesday March 2nd, 2011. A joint effort of staff and guest was reflected on the bags of garbage that was collected from the beach. A total of 8 guests and 7 staff were happy to be part of the first clean up day for this year. The resort will do the effort to make sure that this event becomes a weekly activity. This event the beach cleaning was done from Costa May Reef Resort grounds up to Belize Legacy Resort. A total of approximately 25 bags were collected. The guests were delighted to wear a “Reefie” t-shirt and to join the staff. Reefie is our mascot a Red – eyed tree frog.