Acapulco: Mexico's Oldest Resort City
Award winning contributor Postandfly created this stunning drone video descending through the clouds above Acapulco, Mexico. The city is the oldest and best known of the beach cities along the country's long Pacific and Baja coastlines. Like most of Mexico's western coastal towns, it's surrounded by hills. Located in the state of Guerrero, Acapulco is best known for its natural circular bay, which (as you'll see in the video) is frequented by cruise ships.
Aerial Tour of Mazatlan
Legacy video used a drone to create this amazing aerial tour of Mazatlan, one of the beach cities along Mexico's Pacific coastline. Mazatlan is located in the state of Sinaloa. It is situated roughly a third of the way down the Pacific coast, approximately level with the tip of Baja California. Legacy used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this video of the city, which was founded by the Spanish in 1531 and is one of the oldest cities on Mexico's west coast.
Resort in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is located on Mexico's Pacific Coast. Cabo has something to offer everyone, from beachgoers to kite surfers, fishermen, off-road adventurers, and cruise ship passengers. Contributor Douglas Thron used a drone to capture Cabo's flavor from a high end resort on the beach. The bird's eye views of this beach paradise will help you understand why it is one of the most popular vacation spot in a country which is full of world-class beach destinations.
Zicatela Beach: Surfers' Paradise
Award winning contributor Postandfly gives us this beautiful aerial video of a beach spot in his native state of Oaxaca on Mexico's Pacific coastline. Zicatela Beach is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the Western Hemisphere. It's just a short distance from Puerto Escondido, a beach town which is widely considered to be more authentically Oaxacan than Huatuco, the state's other big beach spot which was developed on a large scale basis in a manner similar to Cancun.
Puerto Vallarta: Paradise in Jalisco
Top contributor Postandfly does it again with this epic drone video of Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico's top tourist destination. The city is located about midway down the country's Pacific coastline, in the state of Jalisco. The video contains some amazing aerials of Puerto Vallarta's famous new pier, which was recently rated by CNN as amongst the most beautiful in the world. Built in 2013, the pier extends into the Bahía de Banderas from the core downtown.
Tijuana: Border City
In this video, Postandfly gives us a bird's eye view of Tijuana, the largest city on Mexico's western coasts. It's the largest city in the state of Baja California, which extends from the US border to Cabo St. Lucas at the tip of the BC peninsula. Tijuana is one of the major manufacturing centers of Mexico, and is home to many maquiladora factories. Most of the video's footage is shot around the city's Pacific Ocean beach coastline. He also gets some good shots of the giant Plaza Monumental arena.
Sea Life in the Gulf of California
For a look at the amazing array of Mexican sea life, it's hard to beat this award winning video by Bryson. The video, which uses a combination of drone, ground camera, and underwater footage, was shot off of La Paz. La Paz is on the eastern side of the Baja California peninsula, on the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez on the Mexican side of the border). The aerial/underwater footage of whales, sea turtles, manta rays, and much else is simply spectacular.
Oaxaca: La Ventinilla
Top contributor shot this amazing drone video of La Ventanilla, a small community in the state of Oaxaxa on Mexico's southern Pacific coast. The village and surrounding beach area has become a major center for eco-tourism. In the video you'll see why. Most of it was shot in a mangrove swamp, only a short distance from the ocean but literally a world apart. The star is a 4 meter (13 foot) one-eyed crocodile, who apparently takes no offense from the hovering drone.
Surfing in Baja California
Contributor Evanthomas1 gives us this epic aerial video of Rosarita, a small beach community on the Pacific Ocean coast of Baja California. It's located just a short distance south of Tijuana, the largest city in BC and the fifth largest metropolitan area in Mexico. In sharp contrast to the bustling industrial city to its north, Rosarita is a very laid back surfing community, much more akin to one of the LA surfing towns just a short distance further up the coast.
La Paz: Capital of Baja California Sur
La Paz is the capital of the state of Baja California Sur, the lower half of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Situated on Concepcion Bay which leads into the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), La Paz has seen large increases in tourist traffic in recent years. Earlier, La Paz was the setting for John Steinbeck's 1947 classic novel The Pearl, one of his only works not set in California. In this drone video by jcreynoso, you'll get a bird's eye view of this amazing city and its surroundings.
Eco-Tourist Paradise in Oaxaca
Respect of nature is a repeating theme around the area of San Agustinillo, in the state of Oaxaca on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. The growth of eco-tourism around the beach has revealed it's earthly beauty, while protecting it as well. And just as the crashing blue waves create moments of awe, the strength of the undertow from the open sea must not be underestimated. In this video by drone pilot Nomade Travel, we can sense both the allure and intensity of this incredible shoreline.
Baja Peninsula by Drone
Award winning contributor Postandfly created this magnificent highlight reel of drone footage of Mexico's Baja region. Much of the video is focused on the legendary sea mammal wildlife of the region, so you'll get plenty of aerial views of the dolphins, whales, and sea lions. In terms of inanimate scenery, you will be able to feast your eyes on numerous sea coves, spectacular rock formations, and legendary beaches that abound on and around the Baja Peninsula.
Guerrero: Acapulco Paradise
Check out this drone video of the old city of Acapulco, Mexico by top contributor Postandfly. Situated on a crescent-shaped bay in the state of Guerrero, Acapulco is one of the oldest cities on Mexico's Pacific coast. The site was settled in pre-Columbian times, and by the 1530's it was the main Pacific port in the now-colonized Mexico. The town grew explosively in the 1950's, when it became a playground for the Hollywood set. In recent years, its tourism has declined due to drug-related violence in the area.
Zipolite: Beach of Oaxaca
Award winning contributor Poastandfly created this stunning drone video of one of the most pristine beaches on Mexico's Pacific coastline. Zipolite Beach is situated in the southern state of Oaxaca. It's about two km (just over a mile) long and only about 40 meters (around 130 ft. wide. It's one of the more remote beach areas on the country's western coast. Named as one of Mexico's top beaches by Coastal Living, it's known in part for being the only legal nude beach in Mexico
Mexico's Sea of Cortez
Mexico's Sea of Cortez goes by several different names; in the USA it's more frequently known as the Gulf of California. It's a long body of water which separates Baja California from the Mexican mainland. It has a very long coastline of about 4k km (around 2.4k mi.) and is extremely deep - 3k meters (just under 10k ft.) at its deepest point. Most of its shoreline is lightly populated, and it's known for its tremendously diverse sea life. Check it out from above in this drone video by award winning contributor Postandfly.
Winegrowing in Baja California
Valle de Guadeloupe is an up-and-coming winegrowing region in Baja California, Mexico. It's situated a short drive north of the port of Ensenada, a somewhat longer distance south of Tijuana. Over the last several decades, its favorable climatic and soil conditions have led to the establishments of many vineyards and wineries. Postandfly created this beautiful drone video of the region, which has become a destination vacation spot for wine-lovers and now hosts an annual wine festival.
Sandboarding in La Paz
It's boarding like you've never seen it before! Not in a skatepark, on the snow, or in the water, but on the sand in La Paz. It's the capital of the state of Baja California Sur, which covers the southern half of the Baja peninsula. The city is known for its seafront promenade with many bars, restaurants and art. Playa Balandra, just outside of the city, is one of the beautiful beaches you see throughout this video by jcreynoso. The other is a surfers' paradise called Playa Cerritos.
Baja California Sur: Los Cabos
Contributor Pasquale Josepe created this beautiful aerial tour of Los Cabos, at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Los Cabos is a municipality which was essentially created for tourism. It includes the resort towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. While the latter town is centuries old, the area only came into its own in the late 20th century, when the Mexican Government decided to create a tourist zone similar to the area around Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Famous Church in Puerta Vallarta
Contributor Ridinhigh used a drone to capture one of the most important landmarks in Puerta Vallarta Mexico. The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe) is one of the oldest and largest churches in this beachside city in the state of Jalisco. It is situated in the city's "old town", and is one of the most prominent landmarks. The church is distinguished by its wrought iron crown, which was patterned off of a crown worn by the then-Empress of Mexico.
Baja California Sur: Balandra Beach
Playa Balandra is one of the less well-known beaches on Mexico's Baja Peninsula. It's located in the state of Baja California Sur, which covers the southern half of the great appendage. It is situated a bit to the north of La Paz, the largest city of Baja California and the state capital. The video uses a mix of drone footage and ground camera footage (including some underwater shots) to bring out the natural beauty of this place, which is known in part for its sea mammal life.
The Arch of Cabo
Here's a nice aerial view of one of the world's most well known rock formations, compliments of contributor shkundas: the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, in the eponymously named resort town at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. The distinctive-looking structure is a prime mooring spot for the many boats plying these waters, and it's become the most recognizable symbol of Cabo, which has emerged in recent decades as one of the top 5 beach destinations in Mexico.
San Ignacio and Concepcion Bay
Award winning contributor Postandfly created this beautiful drone video of a trip down the Baja Peninsula in western Mexico. The first stop is the beautiful town of San Ignacio, which lies in the interior of the peninsula, near its north-to-south midpoint. It's situated on an oasis, on the southern edge of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve. The video also features footage of some of the beaches in Concepcion Bay, which lies a bit south of San Ignacio on the eastern (Sea of Cortez) side of the peninsula.
Flying over Puerta Vallarta
Here's a nice aerial look at the Mexican beach city of Puerta Vallarta, compliments of Matt Rafferty. Located near the mid-point in Mexico's Pacific coastline, PV was a sleepy, virtually unknown fishing village until the 1950's, when it became something of a disaffected colony for US writers. Beginning in the 1960's a number of factors (including the filming of the movie Night of the Iguana nearby) conspired to create a tourism boom which has turned it into one of the country's top beach destinations.
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.