Sleeping in Airports

Maracaibo Airport Guide

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

the place was full of mosquitoes, and there were no seats. the only ATM didn’t work. pretty much a lousy experience -jim

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at La Chinita International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small and attractive international airport with two terminals (Domestic and International) and limited shopping and dining options.
  • Lots of mosquitoes in the terminal, so wear mosquito repellent!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travelers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there were no lounges.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in La Chinita International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to Maracaibo city center, as there are no hotels near airport. Here are some other hotel options in Maracaibo based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hotel El Paseo Maracaibo – (22 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Hotel can arrange a taxi pick-up if required ($). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Maracaibo Trece 27 – (28 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Maracaibo Suites – (35 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Maracaibo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Maracaibo airport. Internet kiosks are also available.

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.

Beauty Salon – Available.

Currency Exchange – Available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a selection of other shops. Location: unknown.

Food & Drinks – There are a variety of food options available in both terminals. Location: unknown. Vending machines are also available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, medical services are available 24 hours a day. Location: unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Pharmacy – Available.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of March 2018, Maracaibo airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Copa • Turkish Airlines • Laser Airlines • Venezolana • Aruba Airlines • Cubana Airlines • Avior Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following companies offer car rentals at the airport: Aco • Budget • City Cars • Hertz • Unirent.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


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

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.