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El Faro Lighthouse

Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 54 Attractions in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Lighthouses
Description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Raymond,Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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71 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Definitely wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothes and bring water with you. The hike up is considerable. About half of it is a trail and the other half is steps. Not for the out of shape person and my calves were sore for several days afterwards. The view was great and I'm glad we went up there. You can take a... More

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is the 3rd time up for me, it is a great view. If you are older and easy winded, not to worry, there are little places stop and catch your breath and not be in anyones way, like others have said go early while its still cool out, you wait for the afternoon, yes you will be in the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I had a friend who is a resident of Mazatlan take me to the faro, and I am not sure I would have known how to get there otherwise. Good to note, you could NOT walk there from the Golden Zone. We took a sabalo centro bus from downtown to the end of it's line (near where the cruise ships... More

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