Sleeping in Airports

Holguín Airport Guide

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

As with all Cuban airports once you clear security they have no reason to care about you any more. You’re leaving their country. They leave you alone.” – zed

HOG Airport Overview

holguin airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Holguín Frank País Airport.

What to Expect

Holguín Airport (code: HOG) consists of a Domestic and International Terminal, with most services and concessions located in the International Terminal.  There is very little to do here, but if you would like some added comfort there is a first class lounge that economy class passengers can pay to use. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

A reviewer (May, 2016) describes the Domestic Terminal as being too small, crowded, and uncomfortable for sleeping in, and opted to spend the night at a hotel. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below 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.

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 Holguín Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to the city center, as there are no hotels in or next to the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hotel E Caballeriza – (8 miles from the airport) No airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Iberostar Selection Holguin – (8 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Holguín 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 by paying at the door. 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: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (33 CUC for Arrivals & 38 CUC for Departures).

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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

Currency Exchange – Yes (landside and airside)

Duty Free & Shopping – Airside you will find Duty Free as well as a rum/cigar shop and a few souvenir kiosks.

Food & Drinks – A small snack bar is available airside, landside you need to exit the airport where a small bar is located outside the terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Lounge – Yes (airside)

Airport Hours

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


Holguín airport is served by the following airlines: Aerogaviota • Air Canada • Air Transat • Cubana • Blue Panorama Airlines • Condor • Copa Airlines • Cubana de Aviación • JetBlue Airways • Neos • Sunwing Airlines • TUI • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Rental Cars

The following rental car agencies can be found in the arrivals areas or outside of the terminal near the parking: Cubacar • Havanautos • Rex • Via Rent-a-Car Transgaviota.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.