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“The hike is completely worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Faro Lighthouse

El Faro Lighthouse
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$45*
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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour with Shopping Time...
Ranked #7 of 90 things to do in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The hike is completely worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We've been wanting to do the lighthouse our previous 2 trips to Mazatlan and finally had an opportunity this previous trip; we certainly were not let down. The complete hike took us approximately 25 minutes, and this was with my dad who has had 2 hip replacements and walks a little slower than most. Once we got to the top, the views could not be beat. Hard to believe how high you actually climb until you are looking down at the city.

Notes: There is nothing at the top in the way of restrooms yet there is a tiny little store inside the building to purchase water in case you didn't bring any along. There are side trails that lead up the cliff side, avoid these unless you want to end up back down at the bottle to start again to reach the top. My boyfriend attempted it and once he got to a certain point, he had to go all the way back down. We thought we lost him ha-ha.

Visited March 2013
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“interesting”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We took a tour to Stone Island and had a very interesting tour guide. Food that went with it was not good.

Visited March 2013
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Mount Shasta
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Want excersise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We decided to combine excersise and site seeing.Lots of nice places to take pictures.Lots of good history.It is a nice Hike up and down.Beautiful view,Take water.

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Quite the climb, partially on uneven trails but so worth it when you get to the top and see the view.

Visited February 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Worth every step. Spectacular views even on the way up. Not overly strenuous. Free! Don't forget to bring water.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Luc S
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