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El Faro Lighthouse, Mazatlan

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#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Mazatlan
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • Without doubt one of the places that you must visit... do not forget to go with clothes very comfortable and light and enough water... If you do not have physical condition, this place is definitely not for ti.
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  • the Lighthouse is one of the attractions of Mazatlan to come here without visiting what is unforgivable is a beautiful sight
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  • It's tired to upload it but worth it, wear comfortable shoes or tennis, it has a spectacular view!
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  • Excellent view of Mazatlan, was a good exercise but only lasts 20 minutes, it is not as high as you would expect nor is Mazatlan so you will have the best possibly view
  • A big climb. Worth it for the views. Keep your eyes out for the feral cats that live on the mountain.
  • Amazing view of the city, port and ocean . But I took by bike with me and I had to carry it 350 stairs . Must visit while in mazatlan
  • Amazing views!
  • Hard to climb, but is worth the view :)

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