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ways to spend time at Marino Benítez Airport in Santiago

VIP Lounge

With an area of 23,360 square feet [2,170 square m] and capacity for 460 passengers, the LATAM VIP Lounge is the largest in Latin America. The space offers laundry and shoeshine services, showers, a resting room, an entertainment zone, and electronic games. The area’s buffet also deserves attention: it’s 180 feet [55 m] long and has cold and hot food options, wine from the region, premium beverages and Juan Valdez coffee.

Exclusive wines

Vinum, across from gate 15 in the international departures area, is a delicious bar that serves Chilean wine made from exotic grape varieties.


If you’re just passing by and don’t want to leave the airport region, Holiday Inn is located nearby the passenger terminal. It features a gym, sauna, pool, a great restaurant, and bar.

Chilean souvenir

Alpaca blankets, silver earrings, and an original Mapuche basket are a few of the items that can be found at Fundación Artesanías de Chile. The shop is located in the international departures area, gate 12B.

Unlimited wi-fi connection

Arturo Merino Benítez is one of the few airports that offer free, unlimited wi-fi connection. In order to enjoy this benefit, access the network A NuevoPudahuel. For iOS and Android users, a page opens automatically. Login using your email address or social media account.

Digital books

Using their network, you can download 10 digital books by Chilean authors for free: visit bajalibros.com/cl/nuevopudahuel and enter the password “NUEVOPUDAHUEL.”

Cheaper gadgets

The airport offers an app that sends information about flight status alterations. With this tool, if your device’s Bluetooth is activated, you’ll also receive exclusive discounts when passing by technology stores.

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