At almost 500 feet above sea level, Mazatlan's El Faro is said to be the second highest lighhouse in the world. Those who make it to the top can enjoy a view of the entire city.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Depending on what you read, the Mazatlan lighthouse is the second or third highest natural lighthouse in the world still in operation. It sits on a hill approximately 515 feet above sea level.
  • Located at the extreme south end of the Malecon, the seaside paved walkway that runs for miles in Mazatlan. Depending on who you ask, it takes 25, 35, or 45 minutes to climb up the rugged terrain. Everyone agrees that the spectacular views are well worth the climb. Bring your camera.
  • To get to the hill, ride one of the city's open-air taxis, called pulmonias, or take the city bus that runs in the south part of the city, then climb on up.

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