Benghazi is the second-most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica and a port to the Mediterranean Sea. Benghazi has wonderful weather; Summers in Benghazi are hot and rainless, but with high levels of humidity. Winters are mild with occasional rain.
There are a few public parks and green recreational areas in the city. Perhaps the most famous is the zoological garden and theme park in Al-Fuwayhat, Central Benghazi is where the majority of Benghazi’s historical monuments are located, and has the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Virtually all of Benghazi’s theatres, libraries, best clothing stores, markets, and old mosques can be found there.
The Italian quarter is also located in the center. The central districts are mostly residential and commercial areas such as Sidi Hsayn. The coastal districts (especially the southern districts) are where Benghazi’s beaches can be found, and many beach resorts have been built in previous years such as those at al-Nakheel beach, and the Nayrouz condominiums.
There are many shopping centers in Benghazi like in Ashreen street, Venessa, Elhadaik. Transport is easy and convenient by buses or taxies and the main airport is Benina international airport serves national and international flights.
Benina International Airport (IATA: BEN, ICAO: HLLB) (Arabic: مطار بنينة الدولي) serves Benghazi, Libya. It is located in the town of Benina, 19 kilometers (12 mi) east of Benghazi, from which it takes its name. The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation and Meteorology Bureau of Libya and is the second largest in the country after Tripoli International Airport. Benina International is also the secondary hub of both Buraq Air and flag carrier, Libyan Airlines.
The runway length does not include 300 meters (980 ft) overrun on the end of each runway.
The Benina VOR-DME (Ident: BNA) is located 1.9 nautical miles (3.5 km) northwest of the airport. The Benina non-directional beacon (Ident: BNA) is located on the field.
Taxis in Libya are interesting. They are either minibusses that travel around a predefined route or black and white cars with taxi signs. Stick with the cars. Taxi travel is very cheap. Try to sit in the back as the journeys can be somewhat exciting when in the passenger seat when drivers tend to turn across traffic lanes. The taxi drivers are like most European taxi drivers. They enjoy sharing their opinions with you, even if you can’t understand them – but, as with most of the people in Benghazi, they are friendly, and they do try to make you feel welcome.
Recently, a new a Rahal, a mobile application connecting a driver to a rider like Uber and Careem, has launched in Libya the end of 2018 to support Libya’s public transportation. thus it’s a great option to use this application in order to get anywhere in the city of Benghazi.
Hostels in Libya are available in most major towns, with a few in the city of Benghazi itself. below is a list of Hostels in available in the city of Benghazi:
- Tibesti Hotel
The Tibesti Hotel is a hotel situated overlooking the harbour of the 23rd July Lake in the city centre of Benghazi, Libya.