Cerro del Creston, Mexico
Elevation: 157+ meters, 515+ feet
Approx. Isolation: 137.91 km, 85.7 mi
|Elevation Info:||Elevation range: 515 - 615 ft|
(100-foot closed contour)
|Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)||23° 11' N; 106° 26' W|
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Cerro del Creston (anglicized to "Creston Hill") is the highest point in the city of Mazatlan. The peak is geologically an island, but the government has built-up a stretch of land through pavement and rock placement and now considers the peak part of the mainland. Even with the artifically-connected land build-up included, the peak would still have ~500' of clean prominence.
Cerro del Creston is one of the most popular landmarks in the city. It is a regular sightseeing and walking destination for locals and tourists. There is a well-traveled trail leading up the peak, the top second-half of which contains over 300 concrete stairs.
Atop its summit is the second-highest marine lighthouse ("El Faro") in the world, only behind Gibraltar. The term "highest" is not to be confused with "tallest" as there are many marine lighthouses worldwide which have taller buildings but on lower-elevation ground. The lighthouse atop Cerro del Creston is only approximately 2.5 stories tall.
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