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This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They said don’t take your 4 year old. He was my inspiration. The hike is hard and once I got my breath and heart rate back, the views are beautiful. Pace yourself (coming from a semi non active person). You are climbing a hill and...More

Thank Keisha P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the lighthouse today. What an amazing view from the top of the hill. Wear good walking shoes and take water. It is breathtaking and there are plenty of places to stop on the way up if you need to take a break

Thank Antonette C
Reviewed June 11, 2018

They say this is one of the highest elevation lighthouses in the world. I've actually hiked to the top of the hill twice to see the great views from the lighthouse. The trail is all paved and there are MANY stairs to walk up. If...More

Thank DaronC
Reviewed June 10, 2018

that is nice experience to hike the faro of Mazatlan, very nice view on the top. is something the everybody have to do when you visit Mazatlan

Thank jmata722
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable, steep but short, hike. The views were incredible. There were tame ferrel cats at each plateau. At the top you can see all of Mazatlan from a glass deck. It's spectacular. There is also a strong security presence here with...More

Thank seagypsysuz
Reviewed May 28, 2018

you gotta hike to get to the lighthose but it was worth the hike. The view was nice and we found a shady spot to picnic there after our hike up.

Thank Riverbabe60
Reviewed May 6, 2018

For the major tourist convention teh town spruced up. This included adding a new entrance to the Faro and a glass floor extension on top of the hill. Used to be 364 steps on mainly dirt. Now it is gravel and paved stones all the...More

1  Thank El1Lobo
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Really worth the hike, make sure that you bring water they have done alot of work to the walk way excellent view from the top great for taking pictures.o early to avoid the full heat of the day not alot of shade

1  Thank Scottnmichelle
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Love hiking up to the top of the hill. The path is being worked on and it should be finished soon. It is a fun excursion. Enjoy. Take Water.

Thank atwell4
Reviewed March 18, 2018

A little exercise but the view is totally worth it. Well marked trail with both steps and paths. Several places along the way for resting and picture taking.

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Response from BGfromWenniget | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Didn't realize I was getting questions. As you can see, we are from Alberta. Only go there to visit once a year although when we were there in February 2108, you could climb to the top. Building has never been... More
January 10, 2018|
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Response from Slubby | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus downtown from El CID Marina (Sabalo Centro - green bus). I think it was about 11 pesos each.. It takes you close enough to the START of the hike to El Faro. Ask the bus driver to let you off at El Faro. It... More
December 3, 2017|
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Response from WorldTravelsTandJ | Reviewed this property |
By the way....The hike up is along Olas Altas as the pathway is definitely closed for a while yet as well. Probably same March timeframe for the trail as well.....