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El Faro Lighthouse

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

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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour with Shopping Time and Lunch
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Second highest lighthouse in the world

You need to be physically fit to do this walk up to the top of this light house. We stated our walk beside the sewage disposal plant, so the first ten minutes of our walk had an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be physically fit to do this walk up to the top of this light house. We stated our walk beside the sewage disposal plant, so the first ten minutes of our walk had an interesting aroma. The first part of the walk is on a washed out road that climbs up the side of the mountain/hill. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tough walk for this out of shape woman, but oh so worth it! Iguana sighting, incredible views and a wonderful array of vegetation, some hanging on by pure luck! The port is on one side, while the other features the colorful homes of the older section of Mazatlan. Warning: the water treatment plant is next door, so if you go... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike and view . rough trail until you get to the stairs then high cliffs. bring tuna to feed the hoard of homeless cats midway! You will know your at the base by the putrid stench of the sewage plant which is built at the base.!!?? great tourist attraction with horrible smell but it goes away the higher you... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But I really enjoyed doing it. Really, really nice views of the lovely, clear ocean. And who could complain about the walk down. Just take your time on the way up.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

if you want a good workout for cardio than you need to go here and when at the top the views of mazatlan are beautiful 👍🏼

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recommend not handling the wildlife (iguanas). Bring lots of water. A bit stinky from proximity to sewage treatment plant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a group in a taxi down to the area. The group hiked up the mostly gravel road. The hike is on road or steps. It isn't hard by hiker standards but still not easy. Be sure to wear real shoes not sandals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtakingly beautiful views the whole way up El Fara. About a half hoyr walk for a "normal" person, 15 mins for the fit! About 350 steps.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great hike on this easy to follow trail. Somewhat steep but worth it for the view. Water and pop was available for sale at the top. Only negative detail is the waste treatment facility located at the bottom and the odour.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sabalo Centro bus drops you off at the end of its route, about a five or ten minute walk fro the start of the path up the hill. Unfortunately you need to walk by the rather odoriferous sewage treatment plant. Alternatively, one could take a taxi right to the start of the path. The climb up the hill is... More 

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