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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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$40*
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Mazatlan Shore Excursion: Stone Island Adventure Tour

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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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Detroit Lakes
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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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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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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 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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'll admit, my wife and I aren't in great shape which made it even more rewarding when we got to the top. Be sure to bring lots of water for the walk up, be prepared for the horrible smell at the bottom, don't forget your camera, and make sure you have a way to get "home" when you get back... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is not for the out of shape. It is a very, and I mean very, long hike almost straight up hill to the lighthouse. Steeps make it easier the second half of the hike. Go early morning or as the sun is going down. Very hot but what a view of the entire city all the way up the... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Sabalo Centro bus will drop you off at the start of the seawall and causeway connecting Old Mazatlan to the island where El Faro is. As you walk to the end of the causeway you will be pummeled with the foul stench of the Mazatlan sewage plant. You need to hold your breath as you walk at least one... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice hike and great views from the 2nd tallest active lighthouse int he world. Don't let the entrance scare you away (some sort of waste treatment plant at the bottom of the hike) :)

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