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El Faro Lighthouse

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.

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Nice little hike to a beautiful view

We hiked up the large hill to the lighthouse near the main port of Mazatlan and were rewarded with spectacular views below. The path to the top is a combination of gravel path... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hiked up the large hill to the lighthouse near the main port of Mazatlan and were rewarded with spectacular views below. The path to the top is a combination of gravel path and concrete steps. It is recommended to have good tennis or hiking shoes. A couple of the people in our party climbed the rock in flip flops... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 970 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lighthouse is located on the south end of town, near the docks.It was a steep climb, but the view from the top is well worth the effort. Bottled water and cold beverages are sold at the top, by the lighthouse keeper.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I remember correctly, the walk is about 3/4 of a km plus 334 steps. If you are an elite level athlete, you can do it in 6 minutes. More realistically, be an excursionista and take 20 minutes to enjoy the excellent views over the harbour on the way up and in all directions from the top. (There is a... More 

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Port Byron, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the top are awesome. Cold beverages available at the summit. Trees provide shade over a few park benches. After a brief uphill climb on a dirt road there are concrete steps the remainder of the way with places to stop and rest or take photos. Views of Mazatlan, the water, and Stone Island. You can watch the... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice family walk that took us to the top, it is not an easy one, but every one can do it, at the begining (about half a mile) you do it in a dirt road, the rest is steps, but there are really a lot of steps! once you get to the top you will encounter a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not for the faint of heart. You have to walk (climb) your way to the top of the hill. There is a road (sort of) but it is very rough and the short cuts that go straight up the hill aren't much harder than the road. Then aboaut 2/3 of the way up you get to climb a... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Make sure to add the Lighthouse to your Mazatlan travel list! Take water with you (there is some at the top). Great views, easy to climb!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The hike to el faro is relatively easy, and gives phenomenal views of the city, surrounding ocean, and the channel ships use to dock in the city. The hike itself is relatively steep, but easy enough for my 60 y.o. mother in law to handle without much trouble. There are drinks and a bathroom available at the top.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is a hike but worth it! Go early in the morning, wear supportive comfortable shoes (I wish I had had my hikers), and bring a bottle of water & your camera. Well worth the effort!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

If your into great views, a good walk, you need to get up to the lighthouse. You will be pleased that you did it. Don't forget the camera because you are going to want to take some pic's. Just make sure you have a bottle of water for the climb, there is a place to buy water before you start... More 

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