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This lighthouse sits atop Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's highest hill.
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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All reviews bring water great hike worth the effort easy hike reasonable shape great exercise degree view wear a hat walking shoes golden zone cruise ship stone island climb trail tallest trek pathway
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are a few stretches that take a bit of the wind out of your sails. Getting a bit longer in the tooth and I still play hockey but this climb got me sweating :) There are vendors at the base but make sure you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WorldTravelsTandJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a free and heart-pumping view of Mazatlan, you can't beat this attraction. I heard it is a 300 step climb but the unobstructed views are great, Much of the climb is in shade and the plant and animal life along the route are a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank delalando
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike up to the lighthouse is fun and worth the effort for the views. Fairly strenuous. There is a glass bottom skywalk installed which may be enjoyed for a few pesos. However, I would be cautious as its design has been overloaded at some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LadeyShoals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But did get some great photos at sunset from the balcony on the cruise ship. It was less than inspiring from land, even up on the hill. On another trip with a clear day it would be worth going up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nav1go
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing changes along the way. Great path now all the way to the new steps! Makes the hike worth while. In all my years of hiking up there, I have never seen as many people now than ever. It's a must go when you visit....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mazatleca22
Reviewed 13 December 2018

This hike is about 30 minutes each way and for all ages. I was impressed on how well the path and stairs were maintained. The path is a decent width, so lots of room for people to pass. There is a bus and taxi's at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Catty39
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We hopped on a bus from the Golden Zone (11 pesos) and headed for El Faro and arrived around 10 a.m. Everything others have said on TA are true- don’t go in the midday heat, bring water and good shoes for walking/climbing. It does require...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank no-problem-mon52
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

It's a great climb and good workout! The nice pathway ends and a zig-zag of stairs takes over. Pack some water and a small towel to wipe the sweat 😁 Best time of day is mid to late afternoon or the sun will be beating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vaughandurful
Reviewed 29 November 2018

25 minute (average) hike to the top. Starts out as a hill climb & ends with many stairs. Great tush workout. All ages were climbing. Feel an accomplishment when you make it! Spend the 5 pesos to walk out on the glass plank!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Well worth the walk up to the top for the 360 degree view you are rewarded with once you arrive. We did it at 8 am, could have even gone earlier to beat the heat!

Date of experience: October 2018
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James R
11 April 2018|
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Response from BGfromWenniget | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Didn't realize I was getting questions. As you can see, we are from Alberta. Only go there to visit once a year although when we were there in February 2108, you could climb to the top. Building has never been... More
11 January 2018|
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Response from Slubby | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus downtown from El CID Marina (Sabalo Centro - green bus). I think it was about 11 pesos each.. It takes you close enough to the START of the hike to El Faro. Ask the bus driver to let you off at El Faro. It... More
4 December 2017|
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Response from WorldTravelsTandJ | Reviewed this property |
By the way....The hike up is along Olas Altas as the pathway is definitely closed for a while yet as well. Probably same March timeframe for the trail as well.....