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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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Lighthouse climb

Depending on your fitness level this may or may not be a tough climb. Try it. Rest up as you go if necessary. View is grrreat and good sense of doing something physical.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Depending on your fitness level this may or may not be a tough climb. Try it. Rest up as you go if necessary. View is grrreat and good sense of doing something physical.

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Steinbach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great views, Good challenge! Plan to take a couple of hours if pausing for photos, time at the top, - back to bus etc.( one way hike for most probably 30 mins give or take. This is a working lighthouse- many seniors and teenagers on the trail the day I went. Wear good walking shoes - tennis or runners. Hike... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you want a perfect few of the port where the cruise ships come in or the fishing boats you couldn't ask for anything better. This is a great hike...has a lot of steps but it's very easily manageable for all ages. I highly recommend everyone should go at least once.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful view of the area from all spots along the walk. Be prepared to test your stamina. It is quite steep in areas. Wear good shoes as the path in some areas is hazardous. Wear a hat and take lots of water. The view from the top is spectacular. There is no fee. Water is available for purchase at... More 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It is a long hike to the top. Wear good shoes and take lots of water. The view from the top is awesome and is worth the effort.

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San Clemente, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We bused from Marina El Cid to the El Faro. The walking path was easy to follow but fairly steep in places or so I thought until we saw some locals jogging or riding bicycles up the darned thing. A lot of people use this path for their morning cardio workout understandably. Once we reached the top, we engaged Carlos... More 

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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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