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El Faro Lighthouse

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
Description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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"A great walk at anytime of the year except ... on wednesday"

Come and enjoy the ten kilometres walk at ease to the Faro lighthouse in Albir about 90 minutes to 2 hours on a steady walk that all members of the family can try whether on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Come and enjoy the ten kilometres walk at ease to the Faro lighthouse in Albir about 90 minutes to 2 hours on a steady walk that all members of the family can try whether on foot, by bike, invalid chair or with a child's pram. A meandering path that offers great views from all directions on your way up and... More 

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Emerson, Manitoba
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Finally took up the challenge to hike to the top. Do it early in the day or late afternoon and not at noon as we did. Not that bad a hike.. pathway is smooth plus the concrete stairs make it a safe pathway. A view of entire Mazatlan and the harbour... spectacular vantage point seeing the ferry and fishing boats... More 

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Oyama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You need to be in good physical condition to climb up to the top of the path to the Lighthouse, but once there, you will not be disappointed. It is an awesome view!!

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The view is spectacular. We try to do the climb faster each time we go up. The path is a little worse for wear from the rain etc. so sneakers are suggested. Half of the climb is dirt path and the rest is cement stairs. Very worth while so take your time and enjoy the view when you get to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a chance based on a few tripadvisor reviews and headed to El Faro with our 8 month old son. I walked the entire way up and back down with the baby in my Ergo carrier without any issues. If you are in decent shape, I'd say you can do this with a child. If you... More 

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Illinois
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

It took us about 30 or 40 minutes to get to the top. We stopped now and then for photos. The first part was pretty easy for us and the steps were a little more difficult. Be sure and walk to the top, take your time and enjoy the beautiful views once you reach the top. Don't count on food,... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The light house is very high up on a rock. I think the taxi driver said its the hightest light house in Mexico. We didn't go up its a long walk

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Los Angeles, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Mazatlán’s tallest hill, Cerro Creston, topped by the El Faro lighthouse, whose 515-foot elevation qualifies it as the world’s highest natural lighthouse. It's quiet the hike to the tippy top, but the rewarding views are amazing!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you're in shape, this is a pretty easy hike. It'll take about 20 minutes, with a nice view of the city and harbor at the top. The lighthouse itself is nothing special, but the view from the hill is really great. It's a must-see in Mazatlan, but don't go if you have mobility issues or climbing is a challenge.... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wear hiking or running shoes as the terrain is rough in spots. Should be athletic to make the climb. Once at the top the vistas are incredible and worth the effort.

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