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Praia Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Praia Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

No chance to sleep in the airport. May be outside it, on the upper level of the parking lot, in the corner of it. - Piotras

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Nelson Mandela Praia International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small and friendly single-terminal international airport with limited shopping and dining options.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Although no specific sleeping spot was mentioned, one reviewer spent a pleasant and hassle-free night on one of the benches available in the airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Praia Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Praia Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Praia Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Perola Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request ($). » Check Rates
  • Residencial RosyMar Inn - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Santa Maria - (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Praia Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Praia Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes
  • Food & Drinks - Food is limited to a snack bar. Bring your own snacks!
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Shopping - Yes
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Praia airport is served by the following airlines: TAP Air Portugal • Royal Air Maroc • SATA • Brussels Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Intercity and Hertz have counters at the airport, near the Arrivals Hall.

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Last Updated: 28 February 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .