El Faro Lighthouse in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico

El Faro lighthouse (in the distance) as viewed from the top of the Freeman hotel in old Mazatlán

El Faro lighthouse (in the distance) as viewed from the top of the Freeman hotel in old Mazatlán



El Faro is the lighthouse in Mazatlán.  It is located on a hill near the port.  The lighthouse was built between 1890 and 1892.  Supposedly, it is the highest (not tallest) lighthouse in the world at 157 meters high.  Ships can see the light from the lighthouse from a distance of 30 nautical miles (55 kilometers).

El Faro as viewed from the bottom of the road at the port

El Faro as viewed from the bottom of the road at the port

The entrance to the path to El Faro

The entrance to the path to El Faro

You can hike to the top of the hill to see the lighthouse.  The hike takes about 30 minutes and is a great workout.  The first half is on a gravel path.  The second half is about 300 stairs. The hike is best done in the morning before it gets too hot.   The views of Mazatlán from the top of the hill at the lighthouse are amazing!

The start of the hike up El Faro

The start of the hike up El Faro

The view part way up El Faro

The view part way up El Faro

The lighthouse keeper sells water in the lighthouse if you are thirsty at the top!

The view of the port from part way up El Faro

The view of the port from part way up El Faro

The start of the 300 steps up El Faro

The start of the 300 steps up El Faro

The view of the port of Mazatln from part way up El Faro

The view of the port of Mazatlán from part way up El Faro

The final steps to El Faro

The final steps to El Faro

The plaque on El Faro

The plaque on El Faro

The lighthouse El Faro

The lighthouse El Faro

The view of Mazatln (downtown and port area) from the top of El Faro

The view of Mazatlán (downtown and port area) from the top of El Faro

The top of El Faro as viewed from the top

The top of El Faro as viewed from the top



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