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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico

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

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good hike

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sacramento, Kentucky
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Sacramento, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Lu G
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nice view of the city from this height. Didn't actually climb the hill (no car access) but even from the base the views were great. We lucked out and had a great tour guide with us with the van we hired for the day for our group of 11.

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Forster, NSW Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Good walk from El Centro, but you can take a bus. A good climb, and on a clear day wonderful views. Water generally for sale at the top. Sit a while and enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Take the opportunity to tell your family back home that you went to the top of the tallest natural lighthouse in the world. It is a pretty cool little fact about this place that will make you feel kind of proud even though it only takes about 30 minutes to make it to the top. It's a good hike that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

I have visited the lighthouse (known in Spanish as El Faro) on five occasions. This landmark offers great views Mazatlan and surrounding areas. There is a plaque which provides details about its history right above the entrance which is written in Spanish. Also, refreshments are sold so there is no need to bring them with you. It is appreciated by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We rented a house in Centro Historico and walked to the top of the lighthouse from there. We went early in the morning and I was still really sweating since most of the hike was in direct sun so I'd suggest bringing a hat and maybe wearing sunscreen. The view was absolutely amazing and there was a shady bench at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

A lovely hike to the lighthouse and view of the city! Our tour guide was local and did a great job explaining the history of the town. He hikes this trail every Sunday.

Thank perrinsinsanjuan

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