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This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got up extra early and took a pulmonia (open air taxi) to the entrance of this place, expecting to hike up and view the sunrise, only to find it was closed for repairs. This must be a relatively recent thing, as our hotel and...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Walking up the lighthouse can be very challenging for a person who does not do any exercise like me, but have done it twice early in the morning and loved the experience... it is said that this is the tallest natural lighthouse in the world!...More

Thank rodriguezana63
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is one of those must do things while you are in Mazatlan. Make sure you are in good physical condition and bring lots of water. There is a back and forth road you can walk up, or you can take shortcuts up the rock....More

Thank Us4cityfolks
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The lighthouse itself wasn't what I was expecting. I thought it would be a traditional lighthouse, but it wasn't. I was disappointed about that. However, I highly recommend the experience. Go early in the morning, though, as there isn't any shade on the way up...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

If you're in Mazatlán and you don't visit this place, you're out! But you need to be there right before the sunset, you will have the best view of town and sunset at the same place! Plus, you will exercise your legs ;)

Thank Horacio G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I love hiking up to El Faro. However, if you have limited physical ability or very small children I would not recommend this hike.

Thank ktchrkb
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A great walk/hike up to the lighthouse. The first portion is a rough road that has been eroded. The last portion is 334 steps up to a beautiful viewpoint. Wear good shoes and pack some water. A great way to see Mazatlan!

Thank sandjamin
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We hiked this little.hill to the top to see the lightjouse. Many people were running up and down the hill. I would not do that. Some areas had no railings and if uou fell you fall right over the side. It is steep in many...More

Thank debbie w
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We recently visited Mazatlan on a cruise ship, and after our morning tour, we had 3.5 hours before the ship departed, so we decided to climb to the El Faro lighthouse at the top of Cerro del Creston (Creston Hill). It's pretty close to the...More

Thank molokaigirl808
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I enjoy getting a good hike in, from my apartment, this hike is 3.5 miles round trip, so it is short, but there is decent elevation gain as you climb the hill to the lighthouse. The trail is well worn, and there are some 330...More

Thank mandingohooper
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8 October 2016|
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Response from Lu G | Reviewed this property |
I always say yes. Make it fun. You will take extra breaks along the way. Bring electrolit(beverage sold at pharmacy and oxxo) and water and snacks for a picnic. Steep it is. Early hours are best. Leave hotel at 7am... More
Ken R
22 January 2015|
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Response from ServeSuccess | Reviewed this property |
Hi: We took a taxi to the base and made arrangements for him to pick us up at a pre-arranged time (which he obliged us). The hike to the lighthouse took approximately 1/2 hour of steep climbing. Recommend a good walking or... More
Ken R
22 January 2015|
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Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
There are no organized tours because not many people go there. Each time I've walked up I have seen less than 10 people. Double the amount of water you think you'll need. The humidity is usually pretty high. If you're... More