Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport, opened on October 11, 1974, serves the city of Porlamar and the Margarita Island. It is one of the best internationally known in Venezuela, as it is one of the main tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean region. It operates with several domestic flights and international destinations in South America and the Caribbean.
Official Website: aigjsm.baer.gov.ve
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Airlines: Avior Airlines, Albatros Airlines, Conviasa, Estelar Latinoamérica, LASER, Rutaca, Turpial Airlines, Venezolana.
Annual passenger traffic: 3.8 million passengers went through it in 2013.
Tel: +58 295 400 5050 / 5057. There is an information desk in the main hall.
The airport is located in El Yaque, 15 km (9.5 miles) southwest from Porlamar, in Margarita Island.See Map
The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange bureau, copying centre and public telephones.
Food and Drinks- Restaurants, coffee shop, bar and ice-cream store.
Shopping- There are stores selling souvenirs, press and tobacco, books, handicrafts, cosmetics, perfumes.
Baggage- Porters and secure luggage wrapping available. Enquiries about missing luggage should be directed to the counter of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Medical clinic.
There are several hotels nearby, most of which provide transportation for their guests to and from the airport.
Hotel-Boutique Stevie WonderLand (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Paradise Yaque (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
Buena Vista Beach Club Playa El Yaque (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
Hotel Yaque Club (1.7 km/1.1 miles)
Sleep'n'Ride (1.7 km/1.1 miles)
Taxi - Cabs available outside the airport. Travel time to the city centre is approximately 15 minutes. More information: Tel +58 414 092 3531 / 426 737 0629 / 416 293 6799 / 412 093 3360.
Companies present at the enclosure are:
ACO (Tel +58 295 269 1270 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, weekends from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Amigo's Car Rental (Tel +58 295 269 1451 - 6:30 am to 9:30 pm)
DG Automóviles (Tel +58 414 193 5780 / 295 808 5287 / 295 269 1995 - 6:30 am to 8:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +58 295 269 1274 - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Unirent (Tel +58 295 269 1589)
There is a public and uncovered car park opposite the terminal building, where parking for short or long stays is available. It operates 24 hours a day. More information: Tel +58 295 400 5035 / 5024.
Passengers requiring special assistance during their stay at the airport should inform their airline or travel agency about their needs in advance. Reserved spaces in the parking lot.
Latest updates: November 09, 2019