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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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TripAdvisor
  • This is a really fun hike, albeit a little intense when you reach the stair portion towards the top. The beginning of the trail is a wide, dirt path. Great views all the way as you go up. I particular...  more »
  • This is the place to take photos. The scenic view is spectacular! I highly recommend this as a quick stop. 
  • This monument to light houses is the highest part of mazatlan, the views from up top are amazing especially for sunsets. The hike to the top is a long one taking about 45 min to 1 hr. There is a good ...  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.