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El Faro Lighthouse

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico

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

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What a view

Take a palminaro to this location, the bus drops you off about 5 miles from the base, and then after you get up the dirt path, there are 320 steps to the top

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Barry W
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a palminaro to this location, the bus drops you off about 5 miles from the base, and then after you get up the dirt path, there are 320 steps to the top

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a pulmonia or taxi to the base and get ready for a bit of a climb. The scenery on the way up is very nice and it's a really good hike. The steps/trail are often uneven and rutted so be prepared. Once on top the view if fantastic. The worst part of the trip is the stench from the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really fun hike, albeit a little intense when you reach the stair portion towards the top. The beginning of the trail is a wide, dirt path. Great views all the way as you go up. I particularly enjoyed the cats I ran in to along the way. They must get a lot of attention, because they're very... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place to take photos. The scenic view is spectacular! I highly recommend this as a quick stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This monument to light houses is the highest part of mazatlan, the views from up top are amazing especially for sunsets. The hike to the top is a long one taking about 45 min to 1 hr. There is a good path and even stairs most of the way. I used to jog up it once a week great exercise.

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Sedalia, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something interesting to do while in Mazatlán, found out about the lighthouse, and decided to drive over. Upon our arrival, we were almost gagging at the scent of the sewer treatment center at the base of the walk, but continued up all the less. The scent was soon behind us. The switchback trails will take you... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its at the far southern tip of old town Mazatlan. Drive past everything and by the time you can see it just drive to the turnaround, find a place to park and take off. I would call it strenuous but I'm 66 and do a lot of walking, so judge for yourself. They sell snacks and water at the top,... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this walk. It is fun to just see the city from a different angle. Very local. Not well taken care of. Still it was great and recommend it. OK there is a very very tiny tienda at the top but it was poorly managed lots and lots of trash. Because there were so many people on the... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great workout to get all the way to the top!... it worth the 360• view!... you can see to the ocean and to the Mazatlan beach (el malecón).

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

This is not a hike for the out of shape. We were given some poor information from expats offering tourist information. In all likelihood they had never done the hike. We walked the malecon from the Historic Center to the start of the hike. We had been told it was about a mile easy walk from Centro so went without... More 

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