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Baltra Airport in Galapagos Is, Ecuador, Airport Code
Longitude:90° 16' 0" W Latitude:0° 26' 0" S
ADDRESS PO Box 385
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 444 4101/4555/4150
Fax: 444 4838
Time Zone: GMT - 4
Location: The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) from the capital St George’s (city centre).
Country code:+1 473
DRIVING DIRECTIONS From St George’s, take the Maurice Bishop Highway and exit at Point Salines junction.
CAR PARKING 200 short-term parking spaces are available. There are several disabled parking spaces near the terminal building.
CAR HIRE Dollar (tel: 444 4786; websitel: www.dollar.com ) has a desk in the terminal. Avis (tel: 440 3936, website: www.avis.com ) hasn’t, but they will come and meet you at the airport. It is also possible to rent a car from big hotels and from David’s Car Rental (tel: 444 3399/4091; website: www.davidscars.com ), Y&R Car Rental (tel: 444 5153) and Archie’s Car Rental (tel: 444 4101).
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Taxis are available from the airport. Contact Grenada Airport Taxi Association (tel: 444 4925) and Progressive Airport Association (tel: 444 4040) for more information. Journey time to St George’s town centre is approximately 10 minutes. There is a bus from the airport to St George, but service is irregular as most travellers prefer to get a taxi.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS There is a tourist information desk, operated by Grenada Board of Tourism, located in the arrival hall before immigration control. Information on hotel accommodation, tour packages, exchange rate, car rental and general assistance is available here. There is also a brochure rack with maps, magazines and information of places and services of interest for tourists. For more local tourist information, visitors should call 440 2279.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Light refreshments, duty free shops and a first class lounge are available in the departure lounge. Restaurants and bars are located on level two and level one respectively of the public concourse. All these airport facilities are open 0600-2230.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES There are no conference and business facilities at the airport. The Rex Grenadian Resort, Point Salines (tel: 444 3333; website: www.rexcaribbean.com ) has three meeting rooms and provides business services. Similar facilities are available at the Grand Beach Resort (tel: 444 4371; website: www.grenadagrand.com )
DISABLED FACILITIES There are disabled toilets and ramps in the terminal. Wheelchairs and disabled parking spaces are also available.
AIRPORT HOTELS Hotels near the airport include the Rex Grenadian Resort, Tamarind Bay, Point Salines (tel: 444 3333; website: www.rexcaribbean.com ) and La Source Grenada Resort at Pink Gin Beach (tel: 444 2556), as well as Fox Inn (tel: 444 4123). Several beach resorts, including Grand Beach Resort (tel: 444 4371; website: www.grenadagrand.com ) are located at the Grande Anse Beach, a 15-minute drive from the airport.
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