Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Manta 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.
Built out of an old US military base, you feel like a Guantanamo escapee just being here. – Noni
MEC 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 Manta Eloy Alfaro International Airport.
What to Expect
The small terminal at Manta Airport (code: MEC) was converted from a former military base, so expect very basic facilities and little to do. Bring snacks as we are unable to confirm any shops or eateries. WiFi is available for a fee. Insect repellent might be helpful indoors.
Sleeping in Manta Airport
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. 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.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Manta 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.
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Manta Airport:
With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.
For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Manta, search deals and read traveller reviews.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
WiFi is available at Manta Airport for a fee.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
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.
SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Manta airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Avior Airlines • TAME.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
See also Airport Hotels above.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Bargaining may be necessary.
Last updated: 2022-10-28
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.