El Faro Lighthouse in Mazatlán Sinaloa, Mexico
-located at the entrance to the port of Mazatlán. -2nd highest lighthouse in the world. -there is a hiking trail that you can hike to go to the top of the lighthouse. -gravel path for half way up, then 300 steep stairs to the top. -only really healthy people should attempt the hike -there is no cost to hike the lighthouse. -it is safe to walk to the top, there are usually other hikers on the trail. -we usually bus to near the bottom, hike to the top and down, then walk to the old town for a cold beer!-picture. -take the sabalo centro bus from golden zone towards downtown. The last stop on the route is a block from the road leading to el faro. -you can drive and park on the road near the bottom of el faro. -best time to go is in the morning, otherwise it gets very very hot. -at the top, there are great views of Mazatlán, south towards the airport and out to sea. -the lighthouse keeper has a small shop where he sells some small trinkets and water. -there are some plaques on the walls explaining about the lighthouse. -when was it built? -how far can the light be seen? -how long does it take to hike to the top? - -There was a zip line from the top of el faro to paseo claussen proposed for fall 2017 but it was cancelled due to safety issues. - Questions to answer: what? why? who? when? -when to go to this attraction? how -how long to spend at this attraction? -how to get there -how much does it cost? where is this attraction?exact address -how to get there
Improvements to the path up to El Faro started in late 2017 and are still ongoing in early 2018.
In 2017, there was much fanfare about a proposal to build a zip line from the top of El Faro to Paseo Claussen Road. It was supposed to be completed by November 2017, but nothing materialized. In early 2018, this project was cancelled due to safety reasons.