Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Puerto Plata Airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Puerto Plata airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Puerto Plata airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Can You Stay Overnight at POP Airport?

The airport is open 24 hours, and nothing says you can’t stay overnight here.

We haven’t received many reviews of passengers sleeping here overnight before their flights, but one traveller was forced to do so after a lengthy flight cancellation. This resulted in them sleeping on the airport floor, so if you are considering spending the night here, consider bringing a sleeping mat and extra layers.

Where Can You Sleep at Puerto Plata Airport?

There are no designated sleep or rest zones inside Puerto Plata Airport. If you need to spend the night here, you might be confined to uncomfortable airport seating with annoying armrests. Or the cold tiled floor. In this case, bringing a sleeping mat would be a good idea for extra comfort.

The airport is small and has limited spaces for sleeping or resting.

Is Food Available Overnight?

We have received reports of one 24-hour dining option inside the terminal, but after a search of the airport website, we cannot confirm this. If you plan on staying overnight, come prepared with snacks and drinks, just in case.

According to one report, a Coffeopolis/Emparedado/Rico Hot Dog is in the food court on the first level and open 24 hours. Other dining options are open according to the daily flight schedule. These options are:

  • Restaurante Mango
  • Bar Macorix
  • Restaurante Outlook

For more information on what’s available during the day, check out our Puerto Plata Airport Guide.

Are There Lounges at Puerto Plata Airport?

You can pay to access a few lounges, regardless of the airline or class of service you are flying. You can either pay at the door, purchase a lounge pass or get in through a lounge membership program. The lounges have no dedicated sleep or rest zone, but this could be a more comfortable option if you want to chill out for a few hours before your flight. To learn more, visit our Puerto Plata Airport Lounges page.

Does Puerto Plata Airport Have a Transit Hotel?

No. At the time of this update, there were no transit hotels or sleep pods at the airport. The nearest hotels are approx. a 20-minute drive away:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Puerto Plata Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Safety & Security

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Puerto Plata Airport, but we have had reports of rude staff.

Sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

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