Passenger guide - Desierto de Atacama airport (CPO) 

 

Desierto de Atacama Airport, also known as Caldera Airport and opened on January, 2005, serves the Atacama region. It operates with domestic flights, especially to Santiago de Chile, and some destinations inside the country, such as Antofagasta, La Serena and Iquique.

Official Website: aeropuertodecaldera.cl
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 6:00 am to 0:00 am.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 470,000 passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +56 52 252 3600.

 

The airport is situated 50 km (31 miles) northwest from Copiapó (capital of the Atacama region) and 20 km (12.5 miles) to the south of the city of Caldera and Bahía Inglesa beach.

 
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Van - Services from Global Transportes (Tel +56 954 079 499), Transportes El Inca (Tel +56 962 078 486) and Transportes Inca de Oro (Tel +56 989 395 010) to destinations inside and outside the city.

Taxi - Several taxi and executive transport companies operate at the airport. Ranks are located next to the terminal building entrance. Taxi RCK (Tel +56 991 001 839), Radio Taxi Copiapó (Tel +56 994 294 738 / 52 236 2910), Turismo J.R. (Tel +56 993 724 689), Transportes El Inca (Tel +56 962 078 486), Taxi Aeropuerto Luis Arnes (Tel +56 992 094 546 / 52 231 5873), Taxi Leonardo Orellana (Tel +56 52 251 1048), Taxi Aeropuerto (Tel +56 975 301 155), Taxi Turismo Anymar (Tel +56 981 450 090 / 977 346 470). Journey time to Copiapó: 45 minutes. To Caldera: 20 min.

 

Car rental companies with desks at the airport:

Ace Rent A Car (Tel +56 877 822 3872) - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Avis (Tel +56 52 238 013) - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Budget (Tel +56 2795 3970) - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Econorent (Tel +56 52 252 5297) - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Europcar (Tel +56 52 252 8880) - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, Saturdays from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Hertz (Tel +56 52 221 6259) - Sundays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Localiza (Tel +56 22 478 9040) - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm.
West Rent A Car (Tel +56 957 080 570) - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

 

The airport has ATMs and free Wi-Fi access.

Food & Drinks- Coffee shop and restaurant in the public area and coffee shop in the Departures Hall.
Shopping- Souvenirs, regional goods, handicrafts.
Baggage- Enquiries about lost property should be directed to the counter of the appropriate airline.
Other Services-

 

The public car park is located in front of the terminal building and is open from Sunday to Friday between 7:00 am and 9:30 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. It has spaces for 170 vehicles. Rates

 

For special passengers (reduced mobility, elderly, children, pregnant women) that require special attention, it is suggested to make the proper arrangements with their airline at least 48 hours before the flight.

 

There are no alternatives close to the airport. The nearest hotels are found in the city of Caldera or in Bahía Inglesa. Cabañas Playa Paraíso (Tel +56 984 342 722), Hotel Boutique K (Tel +56 998 314 617), Departamentos Incahuasi (Tel +56 999 154 520), Nautel Hospedaje (Tel +56 978 499 030), Hotel Blanco Encalada (Tel +56 52 231 5345), Coral de Bahía (Tel +56 52 231 9160), Hotel Rocas de Bahía (Tel +56 52 231 6005), Hostal Consulado (Tel +56 974 586 719), Hostal Playa Brava (Tel +56 942 543 578), Hostal Inthalassa Caldera (Tel +56 5346 0286).

 
 
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Latest updates: July, 04, 2017