Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Praia 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.
PAI 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 Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport.
What to Expect
Praia Airport (code: PAI) has a small terminal that was renovated and modernized in 2018. Facilities are limited to a snack bar, a few small shops, and free WiFi.
Where to Sleep
Travellers report no issue spending the night here, with a few lie-flat benches that seem to do the job. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
If sleeping in Praia Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Santa Maria – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Perola Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Praia Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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 Praia Airport.
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.
Currency Exchange – Yes
Duty Free & Shopping – Several shops for snacks and last minute items are available.
Food & Drinks – Food is limited to a snack bar. Bring your own snacks!
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.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Praia airport is served by the following airlines: Air Senegal • ASKY Airlines • Azores Airlines • Binter CV • Cabo Verde Airlines • SATA • Royal Air Maroc • TAP Air Portugal • TUI Fly.
Intercity and Hertz have counters at the airport, near the Arrivals Hall.
Last updated: 2022-01-25
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.