Aerial Tour and Aerial Map of Isla Holbox

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Yucatan


We just found this old photo of Isla Holbox. This is not on our aerial tour maps of the Riviera Maya so it is a special addition to our coastal aerial tours. Isla Holbox is an island in the Gulf of Mexico just north of Cancun. We love the area and love the different activities that can be done on the island. If you are looking for the Island lifestyle, this is where you go to chill, kick off your shoes and ride around in golf carts as there are not cars allowed! Our friends at Mawimbi Hotel...

Casa Cenote Aerial View and Tour

Posted by Loco Gringo in Aerial Tours,Tankah Bay


Cenotes are super cool under the water but when you see a cenote from the air, in an aerial view and tour, these bodies of water take on a whole different look. This photo was taken in Tankah Bay, the only vacation villa location that has a cenote right by the sea! One of the amazing benefits that any vacation rental has in Tankah is an easy and quick walk to this fresh and salt water cenote. Note the area in the mangrove and the light blue area just infront of the restaurant, Casa Cenote (Hi...

Tulum Ruins from the Air! Great photo of Tulum

Posted by Loco Gringo in Tulum

aerial view of the Tulum RUins

This is a one of kind photo taken by Gary! What a great view of the Tulum ruins and what a unique perspective. The Tulum ruins is one of our favorite places and very few have had the opportunity to fly over these beachfront ruins and view it as we did! The Maya did not even have an opporunity to see their city from this perspective! We think this trumps the icon photo of the Tulum ruins that is used all over the world to show off this incredible Mayan Archeological site. The photo is fab,...

Soliman Bay Photos – The Quiet Riviera Maya

Posted by Loco Gringo in Historical Photos,Soliman Bay


Soliman Bay - An Untouched Paradise Well, these photos are vintage photos of Soliman Bay but one would ever know. This area of the Riviera Maya remains untouched, what we like to call an untouched paradise. The bay is beautiful, the beaches feel private due to the lack of people, and the vegetation that completes the beach remains teh same. Wow! A Long And Glorious History in Soliman Bay You know Soliman Bay wasn't even called Soliman Bay back in the day. It used to be a coconut road...

Aerial View of Tulum Beach and vintage photos

Posted by Loco Gringo in Uncategorized

aerial photo of Zamas Restaurant on Tulum beach

Zamas Hotel and Que Fesco Restaurant Zamas Hotel and the Que Fresco restaurant is owned by a dear and long time friend Dan. For many years, more than we would like to publicly share (20 years or more so we are aging ourselves) we have been going to Zamas to stay for a chill out night and eating at Que Fresco Restaurant that offers exquisite views. The photo above shows Zamas in its current state in Tulum, but the buildings have been added over time. We love what Dan has done with the property...

Aerial Photo of Chichen Itza Ruins

Posted by Loco Gringo in Historical Photos,Yucatan

chichen-itza-aerial-photo in the Riviera Maya

  This aerial photo of Chichen Itza was taken one morning. It would have been great if we could step back to 1978 when we first saw Chichen Itza and take an aerial photo of this Mayan archaeological site. What we do have is an old photo of our tour in Chichen Itza back in the days when you could play, climb, and touch these ancient buildings! Check this super cool photo out! Chac Mool at its best! Now that is a photo!  

More old photos of the Riviera Maya

Posted by Loco Gringo in Historical Photos

Old Photos of the Riviera Maya from Loco Gringo

Loco Gringo Historical Photos We love our old photos of the Riviera Maya and the players involved in the old photos. Here are some oldies but goodies that are from 1996 to 2003. Mamistas Beach in the early 2000s before it became a the huge beach club it is today. Archived Photo of the beaches in the Riviera Maya. Now if anyone can tell us where this photo was taken and who the people we, we sure would appreciate it. Our maturity is killing our memory! Check out our...

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...

A Day In The Plane Over The Riveria Maya

Posted by Loco Gringo in Uncategorized


This is the life in the Riviera Maya! On one of the last aerial shoots that we completed, we thought it would be fun to take some 'behind the scenes' photos while in the plane. Here is the series of photos we have in the plane, including a photo of a part of the plane that we could not make out what it was for. No one ever answered our question as we inquired what this round object with a steel pin in it was. Bottom line is, we survived, in fact we thrived, and made some great aerial photos of...

What are Aerial Maps of the Riviera Maya?

Posted by Loco Gringo in Vacation News

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...

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