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El Faro Lighthouse, Mazatlan

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Casting its light for 48 nautical km (30 mi), El Faro Lighthouse represents one of the highest operating lighthouses in the world. Situated at 157 m (515 ft), visitors commonly hike to the top of the hill to admire the view across the ocean and surrounding mainland landscapes. Grab a refreshment from the top of the summit after your walk. The lighthouse was built in 1879 on landmass that was once an island of its own. Once the bulb is switched on, witness its strength--equivalent to the light of 600,000 candles. Plan to see El Faro Lighthouse and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mazatlan itinerary builder.
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  • It is still a point of interest. There is no way to access that is on a rocky path. More than 30 minutes along this impossible for many people. Even I
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  • It takes about 30 minutes of casual walking to get to the top. It's mostly cement steps. Lots of great views along the way.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning. 20-30 minute walk to the top depending on how full/drunk/hungover/fit/etc. you are.
  • I can wait to be there again for 6th time..
  • Very nice view from the top and a pretty decent hike. Definitely worth checking out.
  • Great views
  • If you happen to visit Mazatlan, this a place to visit.