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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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Great exercise with a rewarding view

Get your walking shoes out, start early in the day and pack some water for your walk up to the top of Faro. Once your there you can relax, take some pictures of the great views of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Grande Prairie, Canada

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Get your walking shoes out, start early in the day and pack some water for your walk up to the top of Faro. Once your there you can relax, take some pictures of the great views of Mazatlan & read all about the historical significance of this natural lighthouse. This is pretty good hike, and not for the fittness challenged... More 

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Sacramento, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Walked to the top with the entire family. Saw the cruise ship arriving and entering port. Spoke with light house attendent who gave us history of light house. Yes, there is water bottles for purchase at top. Need to get there early to avoid heat. Many locals make hike each morning as exercise routine.

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Stanwood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stone path to the top, challenging if you are out of shape, but still worth it, bring extra water and avoid climbing in the middle of the day unless you are trying to sweet out a few gallons.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The wife and I decided we would give it a go, this morning we woke up early and arrived at the base of the lighthouse at approximately 7:00 am. We started our trek up the hill and to the top where the lighthouse is located, the climb was not very difficult as once up get a 1/4 way up the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great outlook, and great hike. Be prepared though. Don't wear flip flops and take some water. If it's an especially warm day, this can be a demanding walk/hike.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mazatlan lighthouse, is the highest natural lighthouse that you can climb and get some fun with your friends also you will be able to enjoy the beautiful view of the city.

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Salida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A popular trek by locals. It is 45 minutes up and down. Plenty of parking or take the bus. The ocean views take in the harbor, where you can see the cruise ships and the ocean, with sailing and shrimp boats. Wear tennis or walking shoes. You are walking up a dirt path and rocks then stone stairs. You'll huff... More 

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Oroville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This lighthouse is in Mazatlan, Mexico and is the tallest lighthouse in the world The walk up to it is quite a climb, but is worth it for the view. You can see all of Mazatlan.

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Detroit Lakes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was a fun HOT hike to the top and the views were amazing once up there! It was worth the trip and fun to see!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Best experience the 2 full day in mazatlan. I must say though, there is a sewage plant right next to the hike and the smell was....well, need i say more, but the weather was nice and there was breeze. I just wish the breeze was blowing in the other direction. But don't let that keep you from experiencing this nice... More 

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan

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