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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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Good hike, especially if you are prepared

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We grabbed the South Central bus to here and got off at the guard station at the Marina. It wil be about a twenty minute walk to the base of the mountain. And depending on your skill level, about 30-45 minute walk up to the light house. The set of concrete stairs will start about 3/4 of the way up.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A trip to El Faro is for those willing and able to make a stiff climb. If you book it as part of a tour, understand that you are dropped at the bottom of the hill and pointed at the path. A cab ride from the cruise terminal to El Faro's path is about $5. The first half of the... More 

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Bethel, Alaska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My hubby and I walked from our hotel to the lighthouse: it was hot and tiring. It is a good view, but hubby had a stomach ailment which made it more challenging. I liked the little altar in the small shop at the top. Some elites were jogging up, so it can be a workout if you want that.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Wear good shoes, no flip flops etc. it's a good climb, take one or two bottles of water and your camera. For the first half of the hike it is just a rough, broken pathway and then out of nowhere, cement steps appear and from there, you have approximately 356 more steps. They are uneven and badly spaced. But... It... More 

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

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