Sleeping in Airports

San Pedro Sula Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our San Pedro Sula 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 worst part? They play crappy music all night. – jumah_kw

SAP Airport Overview

san pedro sula airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at San Pedro Sula’s Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport, also known as La Mesa International Airport.

What to Expect

San Pedro Sula Airport (code: SAP) has a small, modern terminal that handles short-haul and international flights. Amenities include a few of shops and eateries. At least one eatery is open 24 hours for late-night snacks. Free WiFi helps pass the time. 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

Overnight sleepers report a safe, quiet experience. The food court area is the go-to sleeping area. There are a few comfortable leather chairs and power outlets, but arrive early to grab one. Otherwise, you’ll likely wind up sleeping on the floor, so bring a sleeping bag or travel mat. Expect security guards to check your passport and boarding pass. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for free. See our 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.

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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 San Pedro Sulas Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Aparthotel Villa Nuria – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Metrotel Express – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. The hotel can arrange a taxi pick-up (driver will have a sign with your name on it) Cost is approx. $15.00 paid to the driver. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express San Pedro Sula – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. The hotel can arrange a taxi pick-up (driver will have a sign with your name on it). Pay the driver. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near San Pedro Sula 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 are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or 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!

Passes  Salas Internacionales VIP Club – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, adjacent to Gate 7. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Salas Internacionales VIP Club – Location: Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at San Pedro Sula Airport. Connect to the “Aeropuertos de Honduras” Network. You will be required to log in with a social media account or an email address (verification not needed).

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. Location: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available on the main level.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops selling souvenir type items.

Food & Drinks -According to a review sent to us in March 2017, 24-hour food options are available at Wendy’s and the Skymart Kiosk located in the food court (landside/public area of terminal).

Information Desk – Information is available at the Customer Service Desk. Hours and location: unknown.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


San Pedro Sula airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Sosa • Aeroméxico • Air Europa • American AirlinesAvianca • CM Airlines • Copa AirlinesDelta Air LinesSpirit AirlinesUnited Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available onsite. At the time of this update, no further information is available.


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

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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.