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 trip builder app .
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  • A great way to burn off some all-inclusive buffet calories, but take water and avoid mid-day, as it's quite a climb and very hot. It takes about 40 minutes to climb, about 300 steps. The view of the c...  more »
  • The highest lighthpuse im the Americas and ome of the highest operating lighthouses in the world. Located at the peak of Cerro del Creston, once an island and mow tje southern most hill within the cit...  more »
  • This is a very hard hike.Lots of stairs,so yes you have to be in some sort of shape.The has to be at least 400 stairs, not that I counted was too out of breath. Thank goodness there was places to sit ...  more »
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