Sleeping in Airports

Santa Clara Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Santa Clara 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 lounge was clean, the beches were excellent for laying on. Washroom facilities, good and clean. – TattyOne

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 Abel Santamaría Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with clean facilities and reasonably priced shops and food concessions.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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 travellers!
  • 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

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 by paying at the door:

  • VIP Lounge – Location: airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (25 CUC per adult / 15 CUC per child).

Airport Hotels

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

  • La Granjita Hotel – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Santa Clara Airport for a fee.

Pro-Tip: A reader tells us “Access is controlled via the Etecsa login/password cards which appear to be “universal” in Cuba. As our resort offered Wifi using the same cards, I did not have to buy any while at the airport (I had time leftover), but would imagine/hope that the shops have them. At the hotel they were 1CUC for an hour.”

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: Main Hall, 2nd Floor..

Children’s Area – Not available at the airport.

Currency Exchange – Foreign currency exchange services are available Landside and Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Two Duty Free shops and a souvenir shop are located Airside. There are no shops available Landside.

Food & Drinks – A snack bar is located airside.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in the main hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Store your bags in the luggage storage office. Location: in the corridor between the arrivals hall and the main hall.

Medical Services – Medical services are located in the international area and are available 24 hours a day.

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]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Lounge – A dedicated smoking area can be found Airside.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Santa Clara airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Copa • Air Canada • Sunwing Airlines • Cubana flights • Westjet • Air Transat • American Airlines • Interjet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Hertz and Avis have an office in the arrivals area of the international terminal.

Hotel Shuttles

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


Taxis are available outside the arrivals area of the terminal. As of this January 2018 update, a one-way ride to Cayo Santa Maria/Ensenachos/Las Brujas hotel areas costs approximately $60 USD. Always agree to the fare first.

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.