You can find cheap flights from Santo Domingo on Orbitz.com, which searches hundreds of flight combinations to help you find the discount fares that stretch your vacation budget. Las Americas International Airport is located 18 miles from the center of Santo Domingo and is used by international and domestic travelers.
The price for parking at the airport starts at $20 per day. The exact price you will pay depends on when you travel, how long you plan to be gone, and where you would like to park. Parking areas near the airport are available with prices ranging from $15 per day for an unsecured lot to over $40 per day for a lot with 24-hour security.
Orbitz.com can help you secure a rental car to get to the airport if you don't want to pay for parking. Alternately, you can call a taxi. If you opt to use a taxi, be sure to ask the fare when you call for the taxi to be dispatched, and confirm the fare with the taxi driver when you are picked up. Metered taxis aren't available.
While you are waiting to board one of the cheap flights from Santo Domingo you booked on Orbitz.com, you can enjoy food at one of the many cafeterias in the airport. You can also enjoy beverages and live entertainment at one of the pubs or bars at the airport.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain and has a population of over 1.6 million. Flights to Barcelona arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport, located about 11 miles from the center of the city. The airport is one of the top 10 busiest in Europe, with over 34 million passengers passing through it in 2011. Some of the airlines flying into El Prat Airport include Aeroflot, Air France, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, with most offering reservation services with great deals for budget travelers through Orbitz.com.
Travel from the airport to the downtown area is available by commuter train, taxi and the city's bus services. The rail service connects Terminal 2 at the airport to the Barcelona Metro, while a bus service is available every 10 minutes. The train takes 27 minutes, while buses take approximately 35 minutes to make the journey to the downtown area. Bus and metro tickets cost about $16 and include transfers, with the ability to use the ticket on both transport types. Taxis can be caught in front of each of the airport's terminals. More than one suitcase or larger items will incur an additional transport fee when using the city taxis.
Those traveling to Barcelona should expect mild seasonal weather conditions, with summer temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-50s to highs in the low 80s. During the winter, temperatures drop to the mid-teens, with highs generally around the low to mid-40s. Those enjoying summers in Barcelona should need nothing more than a light jacket on cooler evenings, while those visiting in the winter should wear moderate to heavy clothing with a heavy jacket to ward off the cold.
Barcelona is a city that devotes much of its entertainment energy to the arts, offering live music and theatre in a variety of genres. There's everything from opera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to the annual three-day Sonar pop music festival. Sports are also a major attraction for those taking flights to Barcelona, as it's the home of the world-famous football team FC Barcelona along with professional basketball and rugby teams.
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