|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$390.00|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.70|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$6.50|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$229.92|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$20.00|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$110.00|
Travel on cheap flights to Maracaibo to visit Venezuela’s second largest city, after the nation’s capital, Caracas. A city which was been in existence since the early 1500’s, Maracaibo has a rich colonial background, and an even richer culture. Home to nearly 2 million people, this is an excellent city to travel to if you enjoy visiting numerous churches, cultural centers, are a fan of the arts, nature, lakes, national parks as well as everyone’s favorite-water parks. Come with your swimsuit, hiking boots, formal attire and something casual for everything in between; there are a wide range of activities here to keep you busy. For airline tickets to Maracaibo and hotels in Maracaibo, remember that Flighthub offers the cheapest flights, for your viewing and booking pleasure.
When you purchase your cheap flights to Maracaibo, you’ll be able to see one of Venezuela’s most impressive feats, the General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge, built in honor after the distinguished General from the War of Independence. The bridge was built in 1962 and spans 5.4 miles long. It’s one of the world’s largest bridges, and a magnificent work of engineering, made completely out of concrete. Check out the Maracaibo lake, which is not only an impressively sized lake (over 5,000 square miles,) but also is home to inhabitants which reside in wooden hutch houses, built over the lake. Not far by, the Parque La Marina is a wonderful park which features a large, 46 foot tall tower, which gives a perfect bird’s eye view of the lake. Travelling with kids or just a big fan of water parks? Maracaibo has got some excellent water parks, complete with water slides, floating rivers, pools, and an entire day’s worth of fun at both Aguamania and Aguaventura Park.
Next, head over to the center of downtown and check out the Plaza de Rosario de Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira, the lovely statue of the Virgin of Chiquinquira and Maracaibo’s patroness saint. There are numerous vendors selling small souvenirs with the Virgin of Chiquinquira images and the town even has a holy festival and Church dedicated to the virgin. The Basilica Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira is a lovely yet somewhat simple looking church from the outside. However the inside is richly decorated, and is dedicated to the Virgin of Chiquinquira as well as praying to the Virgin Mary. Are you a fan of the arts? Then you’ll have to see the Teatro Baralt, an impressive art deco style theatre, with a proud heritage since the early 1930’s. The theatre is actually a national monument, and is still an active theatre until this day. Tours are available, and are recommended. For more on the arts scene, come and check out the Contemporary Art Museum, and the home to the former town market of Maracaibo. Since the 1970’s, it has served as an arts and cultural center, and hosts numerous festivals as well as art exhibits, etc. It is highly recommended to come and take a look for yourself. Order cheap flights to Maracaibo to begin the excitement!
Flights to Maracaibo will get you there, but what will you do with yourself once you arrive? Cheap tickets to Maracaibo are necessary, but so is an awesome itinerary that will keep you occupied throughout your trip. Whether you’re after local religious culture, the arts, or to view modern marvels of engineering, such as the General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge, come and see for yourself what all of the fuss is about Maracaibo.