Sleeping in Airports

Willemstad Airport Guide

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

A security guard woke me 4 hours later and said that my flight was boarding, or else I would have missed it! – Trey

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 about their time at Willemsted (Curacao) Airport.

What to Expect

Willemsted (Curacao) Airport operates a small, two-level terminal with 12 gates and a half dozen or so small eateries and shops. WiFi is available to help pass the time. For additional comfort, fee-based first class lounge is available. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, the only review we’ve received from a traveller who tried to sleep in this airport reported that sleeping overnight was not allowed. If you have experiences with this airport, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel adjacent to the airport and others nearby. 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.

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 or 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!

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

  • Curacao Airport Hotel – Located adjacent to the airport. » Check Rates
  • Blue Bay Curacao – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. for US$30 each way (for up to 4 people). » Check Rates
  • Mustique Suites Curacao – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Floris Suite Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle service is for approx. US$ 35 per person (roundtrip). » Check Rates
  • Hilton Curacao – (15 minutes from the airport) Shuttle is available (approx. US$29). » Check Rates

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

Free WiFi is available at Willemstad Airport.

Additionally, there are ten pay-per-use internet kiosks available, with two in the main hall (ground floor) and eight in the departures area (1st floor). For access, purchase a voucher at one of the Cafe Barista locations.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. 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, Arrivals area and Dpartures lounges.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.

Banking Services – Maduro Curiels Bank (MCB) offers full-service banking at their onsite branch. Location: Arrivals Hall, near the fountain plaza Hours: 7:00AM – 3:30PM.

Currency Exchange – USD, Euro and ANG (Antillean Guilders) can be exchanged at one of two locations: Arrivals Hall (open from 1:00PM – 5:00PM) and next to MCB Bank (open 7:30AM – 7:00PM Mon-Fri, 7:30AM – 7:00PM Sat and 7:30AM – 5:00PM Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – Aldeasa Duty-Free shops are available in two locations: (Arrivals Hall, ground floor, landside)(Airside, 1st floor). Shops selling souvenirs, electronics, clothing and edibles are also available in landside and airside areas of the terminal. All shops, including duty-free, are open from first until last flight of the day.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on various schedules with many open from 5:30AM until last flight of the day. Food options include:
» Landside (ground floor): Bella Italia ▪ Juan Valdez Cafe ▪ On the Rocks Bar ▪ Subway ▪ Wendy’s
» Airside (1st floor): Cafe Barista ▪ Five Star Sports Bar ▪ Grab & Go ▪ Juan Valdez Cafe Haya Sushi ▪ Sky Delicatessen

Information Desk – Location: in the Arrivals Hall. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Seal & Go offers services. Location: Landside. Hours: 6:00AM – 8:00PM.

Medical Services – The airport offers a First Aid office (hours are according to flights) as well as a Private Medical Clinic (hours are not known).

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 – Curacare Health and Beauty offers pharmacy services. Location: Landside. Hours: 7:00AM – 8:00PM.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There is a smoking lounge included in the 5 Star Sports Bar, Airside location only.

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to flight schedule.

As of March 2018, Willemstad airport is served by the following airlines: Insel Air • Divi Divi • Aruba Airlines • Surinam Airways • American Airlines • TUIFly • WinAir • KLM • Avianca • Rutaca Airlines • Sunrise Airways • TAP Portugal.


City bus service is available to and from the airport. For further information, contact ABC Busbedrijf.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty. Location: Airport office building adjacent to the terminal.

Taxis and Shuttles

Metered taxis and shared-ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area of the airport 24 hours a day.

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.