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Varadero Airport Guide

varadero airport guide

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

The problem with Varadero airport is that the influx of tourists has vastly outgrown the size of the airport. - a traveller

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 Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with a variety of shopping and dining options.
  • Long, slow lines at security checkpoints
  • Staff is friendly, but there may be a possible language barrier. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful here!
  • Mobility-impaired travelers may have a hard time getting around in this airport, as there are no elevators in this two-story airport.
  • The air-conditioning keeps the terminal positively polar inside, so have a sweater or travel blanket handy to keep warm!
  • There are reports of theft by airport security checkpoint staff.

Where to Sleep

  • Although no specific sleeping spot was mentioned, one reviewer who spent the night in this airport described the stay as uneventful and safe, but suggests having a sleeping bag or travel mat and blanket handy for added comfort and warmth while sleeping on the floor. Write a review to help future travelers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

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

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Varadero 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • VIP Lounge - Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (20 CUC).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

At the time of this update WiFi is not available at Varadero ​Airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Varadero Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into the city center or the resort you have been staying at, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some Varadero hotel suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hotel Los Delfines - (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.
  • Casa de Mary Y Angel - (25 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available via taxi service from either airport in Varadero (35 CUC) or Havana (90 CUC).
  • Beny’s House - (30 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available via taxi service from either airport in Varadero (30 CUC) or Havana (80-100 CUC).
  • Hostal El Villareno - (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Varadero Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.   •    •    •    •   visit their Varadero Deals page and enter your travel dates.-->

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

  • Baby Care Facilities - Not available.
  • Car Rentals - Yes
  • Childrens Play Area - A small children’s play area can be found airside.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes (landside and airside)
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops selling souvenir type items, note these are all located Airside.
  • Food & Drinks - Landside offers a snack bar and a cafeteria while Airside you will find a cafeteria, 2 snack bars and a coffee shop. Note, there are no 24 hour operators.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - There is a First Aid Station. Location: unknown.
  • 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.
  • Pharmacy - A small drug store can be found airside.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - There is a designated smoking section located airside.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available on site. No further information is available at this time.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels and tour companies offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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Last Updated: 14 November 2017

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 .