Get Cuckoo for Coconuts at this Fun-Filled Festival
If you love all things coconut, get ready to get your fill at the annual Coconut Fest Beach Party, a two-day celebration where we get nutty for this sweet, popular fruit. The two-day party will be held in Corozal Town, the capital of the Corozal District. The event is hosted by the Corozal Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association.
Maya Wedding Reenactment
The first day of the festival kicks things off with a special Maya event at the Santa Rita Archaeological Park. This is the only known site where a Spanish conquistador married a Maya princess in a wedding that took place during the 1500s. It is believed that the Mestizo people of Belize are descendants of this blend of two distinct cultures.
On March 29, this historical event is celebrated in a stunning, nighttime reenactment of this great Maya wedding. The ancient ruins of Santa Rita provide the perfect background for a stunning show that includes performers in full costume, Maya wedding dances and a full wedding ceremony. This is the perfect way to kick off this festival.
Get Your Coconut Fix
The coconut industry is an important part of Belize’s economy. Sales of coconut oil, coconut powder and coconut milk provide millions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
Coconut oil and coconut water have become popular among people in the U.S. who are trying to live healthfully, but Belizeans have been enjoying these staples for centuries. That’s given them a long time to come up with wonderful food and drink recipes using coconuts. You can enjoy them all during Coconut Fest.
Local and regional vendors will be selling their wares to include food made from coconuts, coconut milk, coconut oil and fresh coconut. Enjoy some Belizean coconut rice pudding or a frosty pina colada.
You can buy local produce including corn, honey, preserves and chocolate products. The festival includes live music from local and regional bands, dance performances, coconut-husking competitions, food-eating races and much more. You can take part in any of these or just cheer on the competitors.
Get the Details
What: Coconut Fest Beach Party 2019
When: March 29 and March 30, 2019
Where: Corozal Town, Belize
If you want to attend Coconut Fest, you’ll need reliable transportation. The best way to travel around Belize and visit all these great events is to rent a car from Barefoot Rentals and Services.