Sleeping in Airports

Cali Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Cali 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.

I slept in the lobby with some other people. It’s secure cuz lights on and people walking around. I saw 2 security guards. – a traveller (2014)

CLO 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 Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport.

What to Expect

cali airport guideCali Airport (code: CLO) consists of a single terminal that’s divided into international and domestic concourses. Amenities include a range of eateries, both local and international, and duty-free and souvenir shops. Free WiFi is available in the gate areas.  For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.

Where to Sleep

It is unclear whether travellers are allowed to camp out at this 24 hour airport.  We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See the 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 Cali 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 Cali Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel H&M – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Las Victorias – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Thama Palmira – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Cali 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or 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!

  • Avianca Sala VIP (International) – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
  • Avianca Sala VIP – Location: Landside, airport entrance #2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Cali Airport near the gates.

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.

Chapel – Location: Landside, Third Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Mass every Tuesday 10:00 AM. Religion: Catholic.

Currency Exchange – Cambios Inter. Two locations: International Arrivals, 1st floor •
Landside on the 2nd floor.

Duty Free & Shopping – A small variety of duty-free shops are available in the International Pier Duty-Free area. A few gift shops and sweet shops are available throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. Some of the food options are: Dunkin’ Donuts • Flying Dogs • Juan Valdez Coffee • Kokoriko • La Locura • Pan Pa’ Ya! • Ricuras • Sandwich Qbano • Subway

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Second Floor, near the Airlines Offices – Hours: 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping machines are available Landside in the Check-In area.

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 – Droguería S&S is located on the 2nd floor.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Hours: Unknown. Location: Second floor, near Airline Offices.

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 Avianca Sala VIP. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Travel Agency – Location: 3rd Floor, landside.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Cali airport is served by the following airlines: ADA • Aerogal • American AirlinesAviancaCopa Airlines • LATAM • Satena • Spirit • TAC • Tame • Wingo.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Alamo • Avis • Localiza • Vaya.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses are available on the 1st Level of National Arrivals. For service providers, rates and time schedules, visit the Cali Airport website.


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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.