El Faro Lighthouse, Mazatlan

4.3
#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Mazatlan
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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  • Great views of the City. Nice climb up but for those out of shape, you can simply rest along the way. I did this twice because the first day, it was overcast. I waked all the way from Sabalo Country.....  more »
  • If not in the best fitness shape, take plenty of rests,keep hydrated(take water) and if queezy of heights, stay to the inside track and you will be fine. Wonderful views of Mazatlan on the way and...  more »
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