Christmas in Mexico City
Behold this spectacular drone video of Mexico City, fully decked out for Christmas 2018. Award winning content contributor and drone pilot Postandfly gives an astounding demonstration of the new DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create a stunning bird's eye view of the Mexican capital as it prepares for the holiday. Most of the video was shot around Zócalo, the main square in the center of the city, where a giant outdoor skating rink becomes part of the cityscape during the holiday season.
Mexico City Hyperlapse
Prepare to be blown away by this spectacular dronelapse of Mexico City, the largest urban center of the Western Hemisphere. Award winning contributor Postandfly used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create an unforgettable timelapsed aerial view of this massive city on the plateau known as the Mexican Valley. Originally the great Aztec 14th century city called Tenochtitlan, it went on to became the de facto capital of Spain's once-vast overseas empire and today is the financial capital of Latin America.
Guanajuato: San Miguel de Allende
Award winning contributor and drone pilot used both the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom drones to create this amazing aerial view of San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato. San Miguel is roughly a 3-4 drive northwest from the capital Mexico City. The site of important struggles between the native population and the Spanish conquistadora's in the 16th century, San Miguel de Allende took the #1 spot for two years running on the T+L list of the world's top 15 cities.
Tilt Shift Video of Guadalajuara
Check out this amazing "tilt shift" drone video of the great Mexican city of Guadalajara. Capital of the state of Jalisco in Central Mexico, Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city after Mexico City and one of its greatest cultural centers. It's the center of a metropolitan area of over 5 million, also the country's second largest. The city was founded by the Spanish conquistadore Cristóbal de Oñate in 1532 but moved several times before coming to its current location about a decade later.
Chihuahua's Copper Canyon
Copper Canyon is one of the great natural treasures of Mexico. Situated in the northwestern state of Chihuahua, it's actually a system of six connected canyons formed by six different rivers which drain the nearby mountains into the Gulf of California. The main canyon is traversed by a railroad, construction of which took over four decades due to the challenging conditions. Award winning contributor PostandFly created this incredible drone video of the magnificent canyon and its train line.
Chihuahuan Desert: Valley of the Monks
Contributor Postandfly gives us this drone's eye view of some of the most unusual rock formations on the planet. It's called the Valley of the Monks, and it's in the Chihuahuan Desert, in the Mexican state of the same name. The extreme conditions of the area turned what would have been ordinary looking sedimentary rocks into fantastically shaped formations. The valley, which is also called the Valley of the Gods, is one of the most popular outdoor tourist attractions in northern Mexico.
Monterrey: Mexico's Third City
Monterrey is the center of the third largest metropolitan area in Mexico (after Mexico City and Guadalajara), and its largest city in the northern part of the country. It lies in the state of Nuevo Leon, of which it is the administrative capital. Like most of the cities in the "inverted triangle" of Central Mexico, it is in a mountain valley, in this case of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Contributor Droneexperience, one of the top drone piloting companies in Mexico, created this amazing aerial tour of their hometown.
Demo Reel from Jalisco
Drone_capodoc created this beautiful drone reel from the Mexican state of Jalisco, mostly shot in its great capital city Guadalajara. Guadalajara is the center of the second most populous metropolitan area in the country after Mexico City. A historic city originally founded in the 16th century, it's sprouted more than its share of gleaming skyscrapers and wide freeways, which blend in nicely with its well known churches and public squares. The video also contains footage of some other spots around the state.
Rock Climbing in Petro Chicao
Rock climbing is an activity that really was made for drones. Until the advent of drones, filming climbers scaling cliffs and large rock formations was almost impossible - literally there was no way to capture much action with a ground camera or even a helicopter. Now this is no longer a constraint. In this video, contributor 1LifeStudios used a drone to create this epic video of a rock climber tackling a complex rock formation called the Spires in the Petro Chicao area of Central Mexico.
Aerial Tour of Guanajuato
Contributor Simeon_Pratt spent three days in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, which is near the exact geographic center of the country. Guanajuato is situated a bit to the north and west of Mexico City, equidistant from Guadalajara. Most of the video is from Leon, the capital of Guanajuato and the fourth largest city in the country after Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara. The video also features footage from the mountainous countryside surrounding Leon.
Sacred Aztec Volcanoes
Behold this stunning drone video of Iztaccihuatl, one of the most famous of Mexican volcanoes. It is the "twin" to Popocatepetl. The two mountains form part of the Valley of Mexico, which is the home of Mexico City, The two mountains are closely tied to the history of the Aztec tribe which once occupied most of Central Mexico. The names of the two mountains refer to an Aztec warrior and a princess, although there are several different version of the story that transpired between them.
Morelos: Village of Tepoztlan
Contributor Thedroneexperience brings us this epic drone video of Tepoztlán, a small city in Central Mexico. Tepoztlán is situated due south of Mexico City, in the state of Morelos. Tepoztlan is best known as the site of an archaelogical excavation called El Tepozteco. The ruins which were unearthed at El Tepozteco are of an ancient Aztec temple devoted to Tepoztēcatl, who was believed by the Aztecs to be the god of alcoholic beverages.
Chihuahua: Basaseachic Falls
Award winning contributor Postandfly created this epic drone video of one of the largest waterfalls in Mexico. Basaseachic Falls is situated in the north central part of the country, in the state of Chihuahua. It's a plunge waterfall formed by two separate rivers, the Arroyo del Durazno and the Arroyo de Basaseachic. With a total drop of 246 meters (807 ft.), it's the second largest waterfall in the country, after Cascada de Piedra Volada, which is also located in Chihuahua.
Tlayacapan: Village in Morelos
Award winning contributor and drone pilot created this epic video of the area around Tlayacapan, a village in central Mexico. The village is in the state of Morelos, which is situated due south of the national capital in Mexico City. The village was the filming location for one of the more iconic (and dramatic) scenes in American film: in the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the shootout against the Bolivian army was in fact filmed here.
Monterrey's Music Festival
Machaca Fest is an annual music concert at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Mexico's second largest city and capital of the state of Nuevo Leon. The lineup is eclectic; for example, 2018 saw appearances from indie pop singer Mon Laferte, reggaeton stars Don Omar and J Balvin, and a headlining performance from alt rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Contributor The Drone Experience created this amazing aerial video of the concert in 2016.
Aerial Tour of Hidalgo
Contributor Jcreynoso created this short but beautiful aerial tour of the Mexican state of Hidalgo. The state is situated in east-central Mexico, a bit northeast of the capital city. Like most of the central part of Mexico, Hidalgo is a mountainous state, and its towns in villages primarily lie in valleys. The video shows the vast breadth of recreational and eco-tourism activities that are available in this beautiful state, which is home to a number of distinctive native cultures.
Caxantla: Abandoned Hacienda in Puebla
The Laguna de Aljojuca is a landmark crater lake in the Aljojuca Municaplity in Puebla, Mexico. Located at the base of this of crater stands the long-abandoned shell of Cancantla, a once-inviting hacienda, which was beautifully filmed in cinematic style by AirVuz contributer PostandFly. With sweeping aerials views of the imposing crater-lake and the surrounding plains, this drone video evokes the abandonment seen by the area in recent years.
Citlaltépetl: Mexico's Highest Mountain
Contributor Nomade World used a drone to capture a memorable hike on Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl), otherwise known as the highest mountain in Mexico. The dormant (but not extinct) volcano is situated on the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt that defines so much of the geography of the country. The mountain stands about 5,600 meters (about 18.5k) ft. above sea level, making it the third highest peak in North America. Orizaba is the world's second most prominent volcanic peak.
San Luis Potosi: Tamul Waterfall
Prepare to be amazed by this drone video of the Tamul waterfall in central Mexico, compliments of contributor Jelipegomez. It's situated near Ciudad Valles in the state of San Luis Potosí, roughly midway between Mexico City and Monterrey. It's an extremely wide plunge-type waterfall formed by the convergence of the Gallinas and Santa Maria Rivers into the Tampaon River. The falls has a drop of just over 100 meters (340 ft.) and is known for its brilliant torquoise waters.
Winegrowing in Coahuila
Thedronexperience created this beautiful drone video of the vineyards of Casa Madero. Recognized as one of the best winegrowing areas in Mexico, this beautiful scenery is located in the heart of Parras, a small city in north central Mexico which is one of the major wine growing areas of the country. It is situated in the southern part the border state of Coahuila. Parras Coahuila has now earned a place in literature: it was the setting for All the Pretty Horses (1992), Cormac McCarthy's first novel.
Drone Video of Mexico City Airport
Award winning contributor and drone pilot Postandfly collaborated with the Mexico City Airport authorities to create this amazing drone videos of the busiest airport in Latin America. The airport is served by nearly 50 airlines and typically processes over 100k passengers per day. A search for a replacement airport is underway. Please note that this was done in full collaboration with the airport authorities and should NEVER be attempted otherwise.
Xochimilco: District of Mexico City
Award winning contributyor Postandfly created this spectacular drone video of a side to Mexico City most never knew existed. Xochimilco is a southern borough of the Federal District, the city's metropolitan administrative region. Located south of the core city center, Xochimilco began its life as an independent Aztec city, known for a vast network of canals. With the growth of the capital city, it became essentially a vast suburb of Mexico City, yet one which has a highly distinctive and visually appealing look.
San Luis Patosi: Real de Catorce
Award winning contributor Postandfly created this beautiful aerial video of the town of Real de Catorce, one of the great cultural treasures of Central Mexico. Situated in the state of San Luis Potosi, it's roughly in the middle of the great triangle formed by Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara. The town was founded as a result of a large nearby silver discovery in the late 18th century, and at its height it was one of the biggest sources of the metal for the highly silver-dependent Spanish Empire.
Profile of Postandfly
Tarsicio Sañudo, aka Postandfly, has created more than 90 drone videos of his native Mexico, which have garnered numerous awards and honors. His epic videos of top sights like Mexico City, Acapulco, and Oaxaca can be found throughout the Mexico collections on AirVuz. In this episode of the Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason speaks with him about his passion for drones and his epic aerial videos of Mexico, one of which was one of the first winners of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week contest.