Maracaibo's La Chinita Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets, and Travel Deals

Welcome to Venezuela's La Chinita International Airport (MAR). Located in Maracaibo, the nation's second biggest city, this one-terminal airport sits 19 km from the city's downtown core. La Chinita International Airport is known for being extremely busy during peak hours, and its single terminal hosts hundreds of direct flights per week to destinations in USA, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to Maracaibo

Maracaibo is famous for its steamy temperatures.Throughout the year, the city's weather stays balmy and it's unusual for the heat to dip below 28 °C. So, pack your lightest clothes and plenty of sunscreen bottles! Some Canadian tourists struggle with Maracaibo's humidity. So, we encourage you to hydrate well and take regular breaks from the Venezuelan sun.

Airlines that fly to La Chinita Airport

Maracaibo's La Chinita International Airport is served by many airlines offering international and domestic routes. Some of these carriers include:

  • AeroCaribe Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Aruba Airlines
  • Aserca Airlines
  • Avior Airlines
  • Conviasa
  • Copa Airlines
  • Estelar Latinoamerica
  • Laser Airlines
  • Swift Air
  • Turpial Airlines
  • Venezolana

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Small and hectic are the two best words to describe La Chinita International Airport. With people everywhere you turn, it may take awhile to get through customs and collect your baggage. Once you do, stay awhile to enjoy traditional Venezuelan cuisine at the food kiosks. If you're less keen on exotic flavours, there's also an on-site Burger King!

Getting to Your Hotel in Maracaibo

Travelling around Maracaibo does pose some unique risks to travelers. While driving is relatively safe and car rental services are available at La Chinita Airport, muggers are known to target tourists on public transportation. So, Canadians are advised to take a taxi from the airport to their hotel in Maracaibo. The city can get rough after nightfall, so taxi usage is encouraged throughout your holiday. These taxis must be requested by phone or caught at a designated taxi stand. Never hail a taxi off the street! Simply put, it's not safe.

What to See and Do in Maracaibo, Venezuela

Situated on Venezuela's northeastern coast, Maracaibo is known for its plentiful oil supplies. Indeed two-thirds of the country's oil comes from this one city! Filled with towering skyscrapers and surrounded by suburbs, Maracaibo is your typical South American metropolis at first glance. When you look closer, you'll find a rich historical centre with European-style architecture, wild nightlife in the Calle 94 district, and wonderful restaurants that serve up tequeños and patacones until the early morning. To find an upscale hotel in Maracaibo for an affordable price, browse through Skyscanner's accommodation listings.

Airports near Maracaibo:

 Who flies to Maracaibo

 Airport Contact Details

Maracaibo Airport

Edo Zulia,

Tel:+58 (0)261 78979

 Location Details

Longitude:71° 43' 59'' W
Latitude:10° 34' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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