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El Faro Lighthouse

Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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$40*
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Ranked #9 of 44 Attractions in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great exercise with 300 plus steps, great air, amazing view. No public bathrooms in the way, no public bathrooms anywhere.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It's quite a walk to the top. Take your time and take water. There were lots of birds and lizards to look at on the day we were there. Apart from the fabulous view, there's not much to look forward to when you get to the top.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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230 reviews 230 reviews
80 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Park down by the sewage treatment plant and walk for 20 tough minutes to the top where a shabby store awaits you. The views are good but not all that special. Do it for the exercise and keep your expectations in line.

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Puyallup, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you want to burn off some calories while on vacation, this is a good hike. You hike a little over 500 feet of elevation (I think) and you will be rewarded with an amazing view of Mazatlan. Make sure you wear good hiking/tennis shoes to make it a comfortable hike. Hike would take about 20-25 minutes but take your... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Not recommended for families with children. The location is too remote and the hike is tough. The cab/pulmonia will drop you off at the bottom of the hill and you are on your own.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The hike up to the lighthouse was pretty easy with lots of opportunities to look out over the Malacon and the oceanfront of Mazatlan. I guess I'm used to the clean trails of the pacific northwest because I found all the garbage littering the trail to be pretty disgusting and sad. If I'd brought a bag I would've tried to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Okay, so it is true that my 2 year old hiked this trail so it can't be *that* hard but the trail is steep and poorly maintained in parts. It's out of the way and very difficult to call a taxi. A nice policeman fetched a taxi for us, people in Mazatlan are so nice. Beautiful views.

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Elk Mound, wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We visited the lighthouse as two couples. A younger couple and my wife's parents. We all enjoyed the experience. The city planner should be fired! There is an active sewage plant at the start of the trail. It I very obvious and can not be avoided. Once you climb about 1/3 of the way up you're unable to smell it... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You just drive all the way from the Malecon Area, the avenue goes through downtown and leaves you right in the gate of this little island. It is a 150mts over the sea level walk. First section is rocks and ground; The last part, where it gets steeper, there are 300+ steps. You should be able to walk up in... More 

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took a pulmonia to the entrance to the lighthouse. Martin agreed to return in about 1 1/2 hours to pick us up. We were told to go in the morning and we are glad for that bit of advice. With water bottles in tow, we began our ascent to the top. The path is rough traversing in the beginning... More 

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