End of the road… Chetumal

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

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...

Day-tripping adventures in Yucatan

Posted by Loco Gringo in Yucatan

Ek Balam Maya Ruins in Yucatan

Our first trip to the ruins of Ek Balam was in 2001.   Not far from Valladolid, Ek Balam is great day trip from the Riviera Maya.  At the time some of the frescos and buildings were being restored.  Ek Balam today is an interesting ruins site to visit and not as crowded as Chichen Itza can be. Learn more about the Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan

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 beauty...how 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 Uxmal Ruins – Glorious and beautiful

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Yucatan


Not only are the Uxmal Ruins a favorite of ours, but this aerial photo of Uxmal is magical! You can see all of the main buildings of Uxmal and the jungle that surrounds the area. Nothing beats an actual trip but this is perfect for planning your excursion to Uxmal. The Pyramid of the Magician is as great as it looks in this photo. Love this and love the other Mayan ruin sites in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan. Living here has provided us with the luxury of seeing, first hand, many of the local...

Aerial photo of the Tulum Beach and Casa Madera

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This aerial photo is a little bit different from our regular aerial maps and aerial tours. This aerial photo of the Tulum beach is taken to the south of the main road that leads from the Highway to the Tulum beach road. One of our vacation rentals, Casa Madera and Casa Palapa are located on this very property. Imagine the coconut trees, the stellar beach views, the white beaches and privacy this property will provide! Casa Madera and Casa Palapa are very exclusive properties that are perfect...

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...

Aerial View of the famous Whale Sharks! Incredible Photo

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Yucatan


Whale Sharks are truly one of our favorite, and biggest, fish in the world. We feel blessed and lucky to be living on the migration path of the Whale Shark. In the spring, Whale Sharks migrate from Honduras to the the Gulf of Mexico. Their path through the Caribbean Ocean takes a few months. Hundreds of Whale Sharks then hang out in the Gulf of Mexico just north of Cancun for the summer months. We were lucky enough to be flying over the Gulf of Mexico during Whale Shark season! Take a look at...

Special Aerial Map of the Sian Kaan Biosphere

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Sian Kaan


This aerial photo rocks! The blues and greens of the lagoons, the Caribbean, and the mangroves really show the diversity of this area in the Riviera Maya. Super cool thing is, you can vacation right on the beach in the Sian Kaan and take all of this beauty in all day long, all week long. There are some great vacation rentals that are run off solar power, have ocean views and are beach front so you and your family can take in the Biosphere first hand every day! A week is not enough time to...

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