The province of Ontario is primarily served by Toronto Pearson International Airport. Travelers can use Orbitz.com to search for low cost flights from Ontario through a variety of airlines flying out of the airport, including Air Canada, Air France, Air India, American Eagle, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and United Airlines. The airport is situated approximately 14 miles northwest of the city of Toronto.
Toronto Pearson International Airport offers a variety of transportation options. Taxi service is available in the Greater Toronto Area. Rates are based on distance and time from your departure area. The Downtown Express bus also offers affordable transportation to the airport. Car rental services are available at the airport and can be arranged in advance through Orbitz.com. The LINK train offers complimentary shuttle service between various areas in the airport, including from the parking garages to the terminal areas.
Several parking options are available for travelers departing from the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The parking lot is available at a daily maximum rate of $15.00. The parking garage offers covered parking for just $3.00 more per day. The daily parking lot is only steps from the departure area and is available at a rate of $28.00 per day.
Travelers departing from the Toronto Pearson International Airport can easily grab breakfast or a quick snack at one of the airport's many eating establishments, including Starbucks, Subway, Thai Express, Pizza Pizza and A&W. Travelers interested in flights from Ontario may also wish to look for sales when searching for low cost flights on Orbitz.com.
Travelers booking flights to Oaxaca, Mexico will arrive at the Xoxocotlan International Airport, a small single terminal airport that handles about 600,000 passengers yearly. Airlines servicing Xoxocotlan include Aeromexico, United Express and VivaAerobus, among others. The airport's address is Carretera Oaxaca-Puerto Angel Km 7.5, Oaxaca, Edo. de Oaxaca. Cheap flights to Oaxaca are available throughout the year, with reservations ready for booking through Orbitz.com.
Transport from the airport into the city can be obtained by renting a vehicle, hiring a taxi or taking one of the shared minivans available in front of the terminal. The trip into town takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the ring road surrounding the downtown area.
Oaxaca is located in the tropical temperature zones, but altitudes and accompanying weather vary widely. Average yearly temperatures are about 64 degrees Fahrenheit. A light jacket is recommended for most of the year, with the summer and early fall receiving enough rain to warrant keeping rain gear at the ready. At higher altitudes, the weather tends to cool down, with freezing temperatures occurring during the winter.
Oaxaca is widely noted for its art, and it has a number of galleries available for viewing local artists. The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo displays the best of these works. Performance art, including performances of local folklore through music and dance, is also a large part of the culture in Oaxaca. There's also an annual film festival, Oaxaca Film Fest, held during November. It is considered one of the more important festivals in Mexico, and attendees catch flights to Oaxaca from around the world.
Oaxaca doesn’t have traditional high, shoulder, and low seasons like many other Mexican vacation destinations. For one thing, it’s not a resort area. But the main reason is because it sits in a valley at 5,000 feet elevation, which brings mild weather almost all year, with days comfortably warm and evenings so pleasantly cool that all you might need is a light sweater or jacket.
That said, peak season runs from October through March, when those from more northerly climes flee their cold winters for warm sun. Average temps linger in the high 70s. April and May are the hottest and driest months, while July, August, and September are considered the rainy months. But even during this rainy period, you won't find long, gloomy days: Mornings are typically sunny, followed by afternoon clouds and showers, with some rain at night and occasional thunderstorms.
Oaxaca’s many festivals reflect deep-rooted traditions that often blend indigenous and Roman Catholic practices. The annual Guelaguetza folk dance festival, which falls on two Mondays in late July, draws delegations of Indian tribes to Oaxaca. They perform traditional dances in native costumes at venues spread throughout the city. Expect hotels to fill quickly during this time.
Another peak visitor period is during Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which draws thousands for one of Mexico’s most colorful religious holidays. Beginning on October 31, residents decorate home altars for deceased family members and later visit local cemeteries with flowers, candles, food, and drink.
The Christmas season starts December 16, the first of nine nights of neighborhood processions called posadas. Locals walk from house to house, singing hymns and re-creating the journey of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. On Christmas Eve, they carry big baskets of flowers from church to church to honor the Virgin Mary.
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