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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  • My credo is anything that is the _______ in the world it is worth at least considering checking out. Such is the case with El Faro in Mazatlan. It is the tallest natural lighthouse on the planet and y...  more »
  • It's quite the hike, and you better be in shape to get to the top. Once you get to the base of the hill, it's about a 10 to 15 minute hike up a path to get to the steps. Then, it's about 350 steps to ...  more »
  • Lighthouse is a great significance in Mazatlán historic monument by which I mean in his time (1960s and 1970s)... However is currently in the works and very abused... There are no signs to get... However, it is downright important.
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  • The best view of Mazatlán you can see full beach at the same time you can do excersice!
  • Beautiful place to walk and take pictures. Make sure to take water for long walk up
  • One of the best views of Mazatlan can be seen from the faro.
  • 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
  • Great hike for a beautiful lookout of Mazatlan

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