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

belem airport guideTo 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

Overnight 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.

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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 Hours

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

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!

  • W Lounge Belem – Location: Airside, near Gates 6-7.  Showers are available.  Hours: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes.

Related Pages: Belem Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Belem 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 few 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.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Belem Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Bob’s • Bombom do Pará • Candy from Para • Califórnia Coffee • Café Elite • Café Vip • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Delta Express • Doceria Belém • Helps Cafeteria • Laselva Coffee and Magazine • Muiraquita • Nice Cream • Palate • Metro •Pizzeria La Bonna Pizza.

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)

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.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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


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


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 Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Luggage Wrapping – Protec Bag provides wrapping services and operates 24/7.

Massage Chairs – If you need to de-stress, massage chairs are available for a fee. Hours: available 24 hours.

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

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Belem and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Location: Landside and Airside.

Belem airport is served by the following airlines: Azul • GOL • LATAM • Surinam Airways • TAP Portugal.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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 travelling light.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.