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The biggest metropolis of Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan is a diamond in the rough! It is a wonderful destination in West Africa that unfolds intriguing attractions, restaurants, hotels and night clubs. Vacationers can head to the renowned Bassam Beach and loosen up till the sun breaks down on the moon. They can also take a trip to the city's spectacular zoo and find out fascinating wildlife of the nation. Make a beeline for La Plateau - the commercial district of Abidjan and immerse into its essence. Treichville is another remarkable destination brimming with uber-cool bars, svelte restaurants, colourful market and a captivating museum called Ifon Museum.
Abidjan Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport or Port Bouet Airport is the major international airport serving the largest city of Ivory Coast. It is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Abidjan and conveniently accessible via various modes of public transports including taxi and buses. The state of the art Port Bouet Airport is well-equipped with state of the art amenities and offers passenger-friendly services. There is a bank offering a currency exchange service; numerous bars, brasserie and gourmet restaurants that serve international and local cuisines. Waiting passengers can also kill some time by enjoying shopping at duty-free outlet of the airport.
With host of airlines operating flights to Abidjan from global airports including London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham, Abidjan enjoys seamless connectivity to prominent destinations across the world. Britons seeking tickets to Abidjan can opt for range of operators based in Africa, UK, Europe, Middle East and even America. The most popular choice is the British Airways, UK's flag carrier that not only offers scheduled services but also the peerless in-flight products and entertainment. Alternatively, Britons can opt for foreign carriers such as
Egyptair, KLM Royal Dutch, Emirates or Turkish Airlines.
Abidjan boasts plethora of accommodation to meet the requirements of budget travellers and leisure holidaymakers. Some are conveniently located in the city centre while several are situated at remote yet scenic areas. Travellers can also find great accommodations situated in immediate vicinity of international airport. Hôtel Ibis Abidjan Marcory is the best option that offers best of both the worlds with utmost of amenities right next to the international gateway. Besides, Villa Anakao on 2 Plateaux - Attoban is a mid-range property that makes for a superb retreat offering spacious rooms, lounge bar, pool and other services. A good number of B&B are available across the city.
Abidjan has tropical climate for most of the year. The temperature ranges between 22 and 31° Celsius. The period from November to April is the best time to visit. It is ideal for taking delights in sightseeing and other outdoor activities. The peak season brings along hordes of tourists from all over the globe and contributes to expensive tickets aboard flights and accommodations. It is advisable to book well in advance. Torrential rains can be experienced in Abidjan from May to October. The period makes for off-season with good number of cheap deals and tickets.
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