Sleeping in Airports

Belem Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Belem Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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BEL Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Belem Val de Cans Airport.

What to Expect

Belem Airport (code: BEL) is a small terminal with modern, clean facilities. You’ll find a range of shopping and dining options, and most are open 24 hours, though they may be expensive.  To upgrade your airport experience, you can pay to access the WiFi  or the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.

Sleeping in Belem Airport

belem airport guideOvernight campers should bring along a blanket or sleeping bag to cushion the floor, as the airport has many uncomfortable single- and two-seat metal benches. The upper level tends to be the quietest area overnight. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Belem Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

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

Inside Airport Revitalize Sleep (Sala de Descanso) – There are sleeping rooms on the first floor available 24/7. Cost is about 23BRL per hour. A reader tells us that the rooms are small with bunk beds and just enough room for a couple of suitcases, though you can leave more at front desk. A power socket, blanket and lightswitch is provided for each bed. They also sell cold bottled water.

Near Airport Hotel Spada – (4 minute drive from the airport) Located just 900m from the airport. Airport transfers are available upon request (+55 91 991715700), 10 reais each way. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Belem Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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 through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Valeverde VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, near Gate 1. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Belem Airport. A connection time is 1 hour. Once the hour is up, you can start another session. For premium service, you can pay a fee to upgrade your WiFi speed.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banco 24 horas • Banco do Brasil • Banpará • Banco de Amazonia • Bradesco • Caixa Econômica FederalC Itaú • Santander. 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. Location: Landside, First Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing facilities are available. Location: Landside, Ground Floor.

Banking Services – Santander Bank provides banking services. At the time of this update it is not known if they provide currency exchange. Location: Ground Floor. Hours: 10:00AM – 3:00PM.

Beauty Salon – Location: International Terminal. Hours: 9:30AM – 7:00PM.

Duty Free and Shopping – There is Duty Free available (24 hours) as well as several other shops to choose from, many of which are also open 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Bob’s • Bombom do Pará • Cacau Show • Califórnia Coffee • Café Elite • Café Vip • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Delta Express • Doceria Belém • Espaço Fly.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – A reader tells us: “There are luggage storage lockers near check-in. Lots of medium sized ones and 4 large sized ones. Price is R30/R60 (for medium and large respectively) and price is per-use (once opened, is considered as expired).” (April 2017)

Medical Services – A 24-hour first aid office is available. Location is not known.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Extra Farma – Location: Landside, First Floor, Next to the Banca do Brasil. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Post Office – Location: Landside, Ground Floor – Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Monday – Friday).

Prayer Room – Location: Landside, Next to Civil Police. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Showers are available in the Valeverde Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.


Belem airport is served by the following airlines: Azul • GOL • LATAM • MAP • Passaredo • Seven • Surinam Airways • TAP Portugal.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are located onsite: Hertz • Fórmula Zero • Localiza • Movida • Unidas. Location: Between Doors D and E.


Local bus lines 638 “Pratinha – Pte. Vargas” and 633 “Marex – Pça da República” serve BEL airport, offering an economic way to travel to and from the city center if you are traveling light.


Metered taxis are readily available outside of the baggage claim area. You can also haggle a price with the driver or seek the assistance of a staff member at the taxi rank.

Last updated: 2020-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.