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 divided into international and domestic concourses. Amenities include a range of local and international eateries 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.

Sleeping in Cali Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. 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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Cali Airport:

  • Hotel Royal Elim – Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Cali Airport 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!

  • VIP Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Level 2, next to Gate D20.  Lounge Access: Lounge membership program.
  • 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.

Related Pages: Cali Airport Lounges

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.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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 at 10:00 AM. Religion: Catholic.

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

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

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 cannot 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 had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this guide

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

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

Showers – Showers are available in the Avianca Sala VIP. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

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

Travel Agency – Location: 3rd Floor, Landside.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Cali Airport near the gates.

Cali Airport is served by the following airlines: ADA • Aerogal • American Airlines • Avianca • Copa Airlines • LATAM • Satena • Spirit • TAC • Tame • Wingo.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service on-site: Alamo • Avis • Localiza • Vaya.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

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: 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.