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El Faro Lighthouse

Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 54 Attractions in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Monterrey, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The first part of the trail is a bit rough. So I would recomend good footwear, like running shoes. After a few switch back a long stair starts and then the view... Make sur to bring water. And hike this trail early in the morning or in late afternoon if you have a hard time with the heat.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was well worth it. Get up early take plenty water. And go ! The views are totally awesome and the wild life and cactus are truly cool. Than head back to Carmelita's for a great lunch

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I went here with the nieces, 8 and 10, and we had a grat time. It took us 35 minutes to get to the top, be sure to pack water. The view is beautiful and relaxing.

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West Linn, Oregon
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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not use to warm, humid weather...my husband and I chose to hike at 8:00am and were so glad we did. It was a lovely hike up to the Lighthouse with flowers blooming and butterflies everywhere. Locals were making the hike as well. It's about a 25 min hike (we're in shape) up to beautiful vistas of the surrounding areas. Be... More

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Denton, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great place to go for a work-out and awesome views. We recommend taking the Sablo Centro (green bus) from the hotels to the pier (cost is 10 peso). It took us about 25 minutes to reach the light house. The first 2/3 of the assent are a little washed-out and require a little extra attention. The last... More

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Medford, Oklahoma
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have only walked up to the lighthouse one time. We left the resort late in the morning. It was a very hot day in September. The temperature was 98 degrees Fahrenheit, the humidity was over 90%, and there was no wind. That was 9 years ago. We still call it the El Faro Death March. However, that being said,... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We hiked up to the lighthouse (El Faro) in Mazatlan twice during our visit (yes, we liked the views that much). The first third of the path is on a dirt road, followed by 300+ steps to the top. The lighthouse is 500+ feet (almost 200m) above the sea, so the climb will be difficult if you're physically unfit. You... More

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Bow, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went to visit the lighthouse with little knowledge of what we were actually getting into! It was about a 45 minute hike and it was 95 degrees wearing flip flops and a sundress! haha, it was worth it once we got to the top and had Gatorade and saw the view!

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