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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico

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

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A climb with amazing views

The climb or walk to ElFaro isn't for the out of shape. I have bad knees and made it to the top but won't do it again. The views are amazing! The walk up for me was not. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The climb or walk to ElFaro isn't for the out of shape. I have bad knees and made it to the top but won't do it again. The views are amazing! The walk up for me was not. I stopped a lot. It is an unpaved path.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The start of the climb up was only about a mile from my hotel in Old Town. I jogged over there and incorporated the ascent as part of my morning workout. The climb itself is about 7/10ths of a mile (1.1 km) with about 400' of climbing. The first third is a rough dirt road, followed by about 400 concrete... More 

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Saginaw, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This year you could say I was not in the best physical condition. It became a very tough walk for me. Good thing we went up early around 8:45 am before it really started to get hot. Once at the top there are ample locations to find shade. the views are absolutely stunning. Bring the camera.

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Advance, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for a workout. Bring water. Wear good shoes. The views at the top are worth it. Not a typical lighthouse like the US. The climb to the top is natural and then includes over 300 steps.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hike took us two, in our late 60's, about 30 minutes one way on a very hot and humid morning in early October.Begin this trip early when the weather is warm It is a very popular trail for locals getting their exercise. The first part of the hike was steady uphill on a path. The last climb was on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Very dusty, dirty and windy road filled with trash and famished stray animals awaiting a hand out. Many locals use this to exercise. The view at the top is great but the filth is a little hard to take yet we are used to Mexico's lack of street cleanliness as we have lived here five years. It is sad they... More 

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Sacramento, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

strenuous steep hike to the top, but worth it, great view of the city. bring your own water. must be in fairly good condition for the hike.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had to climb up to see what was there- the building itself isn't anything special- in fact, really not worth going in, but the views were amazing. The climb up was at times death-defying and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack, but once we got to the top, it was well worth it. It's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Good mount to hike. Once up there you'll see that it is a great place to chill and enjoy the view. Pack a lunch, snack and beverages. Liquids are a must!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Amazing view of all of mazatlan, and water as far as you can see. Completely breathtaking! 100% recommend this if you can handle hikes, go at sunset!

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