Little known Mayan ruins sites of the Yucatan

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Chetumal,Vacation News

Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula

Everyone has heard about the ruins of Tulum, Chichen Itza and even Ek Balam.  But if you venture off the beaten path the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula has ruins hidden in the jungle that any Indiana Jones wanna-be will definitely love plundering around in the rainforest. Just West of Chetumal highway 186  is the main highway that cuts across the Southern part of the Yucatan.  The ruins of Kohunlich and Dzbanche are in reach for day trippers coming from the Costa Maya,  Laguna...

End of the road… Chetumal

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Chetumal Quintana Roo

At the south end of Highway 307 is the Costa Maya and Chetumal.   On the shore of the Bay of Chetumal, the city is the last stop in Quintana Roo before crossing the Rio Hondo into Corozal, Belize Central America.  Chetumal is the capital of the state.  This small city has a few museums you can visit while you are in the area such as Museum of the Mayan Culture (Museo de la Cultura Maya) and Cultural Center of the Fine Arts (Centro Cultural de las Bellas Artes). The Mayan  ruins...

Xcaret Eco Park – Check out the lay of the land before you go

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Vacation News


This is great aerial map and photo of Xcaret Eco Park, a large natural park that will keep you, your kids, your friends, or whoever you bring along, busy for days. Xcaret Eco Park is theme park that teaches you about everything natural in the Riviera Maya. We find it to be a great overview of the flora and fauna, geology and bodies of water before you venture out on your own. The Riviera Maya is a very diverse ecosystem that can be hard to learn about all at once before you arrive on vacation....

Chichen Itza from a different perspective

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Vacation News


Wondering what you are really getting yourself into when you run off to the Chichen Itza Ruins? We just took a flight to the Ruins as this aerial tour was on our Bucket List. Wow is all we can say and super happy we did the flight to Chichen Itza. Not only was the view of the ruins spectacular, but the ride over the Riviera Maya jungle, the Yuctan and the Caribbean (just a very small portion) was really an experience! We have done many flights over the Caribbean taking photos of the coast. But...

Cenotes are one of the most beautiful natural things in the Riviera Maya

Posted by Loco Gringo in Vacation News,Yucatan


Cenotes are gloriuos and we love them! It is the draw of the cenotes and caves in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan that had us packing our bags and moving south over 20 years ago. It was our passion for these natural wonders that insprired the development of Loco Gringo in 1996. How can you not share this incredible can you not jump to the rooftop and yell "hey look at this! Did you know that Mexico and the Riviera Maya has such beautiful things!" We did not jump on a rooftop, we took...

Aerial view of the PGA golf course and Mayakoba Resort

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Vacation News


Resort vacations are great when you want to take a quick and quiet vacation in the Riviera Maya. Loco Gringo Vacations has a wide range of resort vacations and this is one place they love. Not only is MayaKoba a great resort but their PGA golf course rocks it all the way home! Ocean views, beachside holes, all inclusive service and the 19th hole is exactly what you may be looking for .... right now. Check out some Riviera Maya resort vacations or cruise through the list of resorts Loco...

Tell Us What You Love About the Aerial Tours

Posted by Loco Gringo in Vacation News


Now that you have seen how we make the aerial tours and aerial maps of the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya (thanks Gary!), and have witnessed the results of the aerial photos that are turned into aerial maps, we would love to have your feedback. As we plan our next plane trip for later in 2014 it would be nice to hear what you would like to see in the Loco Gringo Aerial Maps. We cannot promise we can execute your feedback, as this is an expensive endeavor, but we would like to understand what is...

What are Aerial Maps of the Riviera Maya?

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Vintage photo of Gary Walten of Loco Gringo

We Love Making Aerial Maps of the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya If you google aerial maps, you will get a birds eye view of a particular area or particular neighborhood. Our aerial maps of the Riviera Maya are a bit different, lets say interactive. We love hopping in a plane, cruising up and down the coast of the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya. Surveying the area is what we started out doing in the 80s and 90s. Back then, Gary and I were cave diving and the only way to find remote or undiscovered...

5 Great Ways to Use Aerial Maps for your Riviera Maya Vacation

Posted by Loco Gringo in Vacation News

aerial maps of the Riviera Maya -photo credit Loco Gringo

Aerial Maps and Aerial Tours Rock! Whether you are a returning for yet another Riviera Maya vacation or thinking of planning your first visit to the pristine beaches of the Mexican Caribbean Coast, aerial maps of the area are a super helpful way to understand the lay of the land and pick which beach is best for you. There is over 130 miles of beach in the Riviera Maya alone, so add the Costa Maya to that and you have a lot of choices and a lot of beaches to choose from. That can be...

The logistics of creating Mexico aerial maps

Posted by Loco Gringo in Vacation News

Loco Gringo aerial tour maps of the Riviera Maya

It seems people want to know two things, okay three things. How do we take our aerial photos of the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya, and who does it. The burning question is, why did it take so long. (that three questions right?) Well a big Shout Out to Gary for creating and editing all the photos for the Loco Gringo Aerial Maps and Mexico Aerial tours along the coast of the Caribbean. He did a super job and survived. :) A nice Loco Gringo smile for the day! There is a reason they call us...

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