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El Faro Lighthouse

Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 48 Attractions in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Mazatlán’s tallest hill, Cerro Creston, topped by the El Faro lighthouse, whose 515-foot elevation qualifies it as the world’s highest natural lighthouse. It's quiet the hike to the tippy top, but the rewarding views are amazing!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you're in shape, this is a pretty easy hike. It'll take about 20 minutes, with a nice view of the city and harbor at the top. The lighthouse itself is nothing special, but the view from the hill is really great. It's a must-see in Mazatlan, but don't go if you have mobility issues or climbing is a challenge.... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wear hiking or running shoes as the terrain is rough in spots. Should be athletic to make the climb. Once at the top the vistas are incredible and worth the effort.

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British Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Couldn't agree more with the other positive reviews of this hike to the top of the lookout mountain to arrive at El Faro Lighthouse. You will not find a better view of Mazatlan, the inner harbour, the main Malecon and beach area. We took the bus named Sabalo Centro which you can catch anywhere along the Malecon and also along... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

every trip to Mazatlan involves the lighthouse hike. It takes about 25 minutes to hike to the top..unless you jog, but that is for the younger kids..and they do jog..The reward at the top is a fantastic view of Mazatlan and the surrounding area. It boasts that it is the tallest natural Lighthouse site in North America . Do yourself... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice easy hike with family up a popular ( tourists y locals) trail to some great views Our guide Cristobal was well spoken excellent source of information about the flora,fauna and details about the mazatlan region

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Ladner, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A good twenty minute walk up to the top of El Faro Lighthouse, provides you with a 360 degree view. The walk winds it way up a dirt path until it reaches the cement steps, that take you to the peak. Make sure to bring a camera along to capture the panoramic views. Due to the heat, bring plenty of... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Beautiful but strenuous hike up. Walk up 300+ steps after a 15 minute climb. Make sure you take water.

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great exercise with 300 plus steps, great air, amazing view. No public bathrooms in the way, no public bathrooms anywhere.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It's quite a walk to the top. Take your time and take water. There were lots of birds and lizards to look at on the day we were there. Apart from the fabulous view, there's not much to look forward to when you get to the top.

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