Early Mornings & Late Nights Meet: Costa Maya Festival & Tres Pescados Flyfishing Slam On Ambergris Caye

San Pedro town is absolutely packed.  Every golf cart is rented out…and kids are hanging off every balcony in town.  The International Costa Maya Festival is in town.  The history of the event is pretty interesting, totally worth a look at the pictures and write up in AmbergrisCaye.com.   (Awesome body builder contest!)

According to Special Correspondent Fin K, the event used to be both day and night.  Food from all the Central American countries…ending with a giant parade through town.

Now it is a night time event.  Starting with Thursday night’s beauty pageant (Miss Honduras was our winner) and then two nights of late night music…

Here are some pictures I took last night of the set-up of the stage…and the Honduran band, El Chevo (although it said El Chebo on the big screens) practicing for Saturday night.

Gorgeous night and all the Central America flag were flying.

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And the sun setting on the lagoon…IMG_3861


But town is TRULY PACKED.  And many are just here to party…at the nightclubs and events going on LATE NIGHT.  Too much for this soon-to-be-42-year-old blogger.

On the total time flip-side, Tres Pescados Fly is holding their 7th Annual Slam Tournament.  I say flip-side because while Costa Maya revelers are exiting the clubs, these anglers are headed out to hook tarpon, permit and bonefish…

For t heir schedule, rules and who has entered…check out this page.  It’s interesting stuff even if you aren’t “into” fishing.  I am not…but I follow Tres Pescados on Instagram…and I love the pictures.

Tonight is the Banquet Ceremony at the Holiday Hotel in town…and here are some pictures from the tournament so far.  All from the Tres Pescados Facebook page.

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  • Susan Watts

    Your blogs are always interesting and informative! Thanks.

    • Belize Blog

      Thanks. Those are two excellent qualities. I appreciate it 🙂