Introduction to Lebanon
Lebanon lies between the Mount Lebanon range and the Mediterranean Sea, offering a varied landscape of cedar-covered mountains and beaches. Multicultural influences lend a cosmopolitan aura to the cities of Beirut and Tripoli, while the Phoenician port in the village of Byblos reveal layers of ancient history. IHG’s family of Lebanon hotels ranges from luxury hotels and suites in lively capital Beirut to a ski resort in the spectacular mountain setting of Mzaar.
Lebanese pound (LBP)
Arabic; English and French are widely spoken
Mild, Mediterranean climate, Beirut average Jul–Sep 27C, Dec–Feb 14C. Highest rainfall Jan.
Arriving from Beirut Rafic-Hariri International Airport
Airport is 7km south of city centre. Journey time 12 minutes by taxi.
Getting around Lebanon
Top Lebanon sightseeing