Sleeping in Airports

Samaná Airport Guide

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

AZS 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 Samaná El Catey International Airport, also known as Aeropuerto Internacional Presidente Juan Bosch.

What to Expect

samana airport guideSamaná Airport (code: AZS) has a small, fairly new terminal that handles a variety of regional and international routes. Amenities include a variety eateries, cafes, and shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time, though you may need to sign up for an account. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are in the vicinity. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Samaná 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 Hotels

If sleeping in Samaná Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Casa Grande Beach Hotel – (28 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Viva Wyndham V Samana – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Palococo – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Samaná 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 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!

  • Sala VIP – Location: Main Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

A reader tells us that WiFi is still not available at Samaná Airport. (January 2020)

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

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as small selection of others shops including a mini-market.

Food & Drinks – There are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops located both landside and airside. There is a food court located on the 3rd Level.

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.

Pharmacy – A pharmacy can be found on Level 2.

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 – A reader tells us “Smoking is no longer permitted airside – only outside the terminal before security”.  (January 2020)

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Samaná airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Transat • Jetblue • Travel Service • West Jet • White Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Both public and privately-owned bus lines serve the airport, offering connections to downtown Samana and beyond.

Car Rentals

Car rental agencies are available onsite. No further information is available at this time.


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.