Sleeping in Airports

Santa Marta Airport

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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Santa Marta Airport.

What to Expect

  • The single airport is fairly old, but it may be under renovation to modernize the facility.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

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  • 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

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter the following lounge at Santa Marta airport through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Airport Hotels

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

  • Zuana Beach Resort – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. with prior notice ($). » Check Rates
  • Sanha Plus Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. with prior notice ($). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Mar Azul – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle ($). » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Santa Marta Airport. Connect to “wifiaeropuerto” and enter the same as the password.
Internet browsing facilities can also be found at six location in both Terminals. If you are Landside in the International Terminal look for Aeroconet Internet Cafe.

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: Landside and Airside in both terminals.

Baby Care Facilities – Location: Domestic Terminal, Transit Area, by Door 1 and 8

Beauty Salon – Privileges offers beauty services. Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside, East Wing. Hours: 6:00AM – 9:00PM.

Currency Exchange – Italcambio has 5 locations in the International Terminal (both landside and airside) and 1 location in the Domestic Terminal (landside). Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available in the International Terminal. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. There is also a good variety of shops in both in the domestic and international terminals.

Food & Drinks – Arepa Grill, in the international terminal, is open 24 hours. Most food concessions at the domestic terminal operate from 5:00AM to 9:00PM and at the international terminal from 5:00AM to 10:00PM.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? Information desks are available in the international and domestic terminals (arrivals halls).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, the following locations are open 24 hours a day: Domestic Terminal Transit Area, Door 3 • International Terminal Transit Area, Gate 22.

Mobile Charging – Mobile Chargers can be found in all waiting areas of both Terminals.

Pharmacy – Pharmacy Saas – Location: International Terminal, Transit Area, near door 22. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM • Domestic Terminal, Transit Area, near Door 2. Hours: 6:00AM – 9:00PM.

Post Office – IPostel provides mailing services in the following locations: International Terminal, landside, across from the escalators • Domestic Terminal, west wing, landside. Hours: 8:00AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 4:30PM.

Prayer Room – A prayer room can be found in the International Terminal, Landside, Level 3, West Wing. Hours: open 24 hours.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Spa – Prana offers massage service in the International Terminal, Transit Area Door 25. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Santa Marta and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. International Terminal: Venetur (Arrivals) • Inatur (Transit Area, Phase 2) • Inatur (Central Area). Domestic Terminal: Venetur/Inatur (Central Hall).

Airport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, please email us at [email protected] and we will update the guide.


As of February 2018, Santa Marta airport is served by the following airlines: La Ser • Santa Barbara Airlines • Rutaca • Chapi Air • Perla Airlines • Aeropostal • Conviasa • Aserca Airlines • Rainbow Air • LAN • Continental Airlines • TAP Portugal • Aerolíneas Argentinas • Cubana Airlines • Alitalia • Caribbean Airlines • Insel Air • Air France • Iberia • Air Canada • Copa • Delta • Aeromexico • American Airlines • Varig • TAM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the bus system via tow options: Hotel Alba Caracas to Airport line and Central Park to Airport line. For more information, visit the Santa Marta Airport website.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies are available onsite:

  • Domestic Terminal, landside: Budget • Friend Car Rental • Hertz • Unirent.
  • International Terminal, landside: Ache • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Unirent.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.


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.