Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort

This place has mountain views, a beach on the doorstep, and a great choice of pools and restaurants.

Locations don’t get much more dramatic than this. One side of the hotel looks out to Los Ajaches mountain range, the other has panoramic views across the Atlantic. Plus the beach is around 10 minutes away on foot.

Within the hotel grounds you’ll find 4 pools in total, a trio of big ones and 1 just for kids. Plus, there are 4 restaurants. Activities are covered with tennis courts and hiking trails.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. 24-hour snacks. Dinner in the international buffet, pizzeria, Mexican or Oriental restaurants.


Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beer, wine and spirits 10.00-23.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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3 outdoor pools

With towels, parasols, sunbeds and sun terrace.

International buffet restaurant

Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner with show cooking stations.

Evening entertainment programme

Live music and shows on selected nights.

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single room with balcony or terrace

These single rooms are designed with fresh and neutral tones. There’s a balcony or terrace for that bit of extra space outside. You’ll also have a TV and minibar*. Air-conditioning is available from May to October.

royal superior junior suite with balcony or terrace

This airy royal superior junior suite is designed with bright, contemporary touches. There’s a lounge and balcony or terrace area which are perfect for providing that extra bit of space to bring everyone together. You’ll also find a range of home comforts including an audio dock and tea or coffee- making facilities. Sleeping up to 5, there are twin beds and 2 extra beds in the lounge.

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Great Sea/evening views and close to Papagayo Beaches- but little night life- not for singles.

An all inclusive hotel. Good food, but too much chicken and pork, more variety would be nice.That said everything else is top class. Reception v helpful. A seaview rooms wonderful both day and evening with sun going down. Very clean through out hotel. We had a serious hot water leak in the room one night, limited damage, but Hotel manager Carlos, sorted to our satisfaction and amicabily the following day. Great location for beautiful papagayo beaches, 20 minute walk to marine bars for an interesting night out, see how the yacht owners enjoy the sunshine.More

surfandturfDublin, dublin

Perfect :)

Just returned from 10 days at Sandos and it was perfect! We went Royal elite and it was one hundred percent worth it. Check in was easy and quick and the room was absolutely amazing and. Food was great, plenty of choice and available 24 hours a day which was good. We ate in both Mexican (3 times)!and oriental (once) and they were both delicious hence why we went to the Mexican 3 times! Didn't often go into the main restaurant for lunch as the snack bar did burgers, chips and pizza etc so was fine for us. Breakfast in the royal elite restaurant was lovely and i dread to think how much weight iv put on! I loved the slush puppies (alcoholic and non alcoholic) and the ice cream was lovely at the pool bar. The self service drinks was great in the Royal elite, every spirit and drink you could think of so you could make exactly what you wanted! Although i mainly stuck to the sparking wine! Rooms were very modern with a huge bed, lovely bathroom with his and hers sink too! Free safe, mini bar and chocolates every day was a lovely touch. Pools were fairly empty, we sat round the top pool as found the adult pool a bit crowded and people were sitting a bit too close to us (we like our own space) hahah! Don't have children so didn't use the animation team but from what we could see from their morning routine round the pool they were fantastic and the children looked like they were having fun! Went into playa blanca one night for dinner and drinks which was nice (lots of souvenir shops, plenty of restaurants and bars) but seems a bit pointless going out when your all inclusive and enjoying the food provided! The only one small negative we had was that all the swimming pools were freezing cold and took a while to get used to it when actually in the pool! Thank you for a lovely time Sandos, we will be back next year! More

Megan T, Epsom, United Kingdom

A few cons

We are here now. The hotel is great, the food plentiful and varied. We have gone Elite and will again if we come back. Evening entertainment is good, we've especially enjoyed Nova. A few cons, the hotel has 3 pools and none are heated. Lots of people around the pools and those that dare to jump in jump straight out. Such a shame as this is the biggest thing that families enjoy doing. Going Elite we was under the assumption that all our extras were sorted. So was very suprisesd when we was going to be charged €3 per day for our in room safe. I believe this should be free for elite guests! The only other con is the Wifi which at best isn't good. Is unreliable and connection varies around the hotel. Would have given 5 starts but the biggest issue for us was the cold pools. Even the jacuzzi was cold! :( this would put us off staying again. The hotel states one pool is heated throughout winter. We tried them all and this was not the case. More

Donna B,

Winter sun

Excellent location for some winter sun, nice and peaceful for relaxation. Great size of hotel with various different swimming pools, really good selection of food and the local wine is fairly good. 20 min walk to Marina with excellent restaurants. 5 night short break was perfect. More

FitzpT, Glasgow, United Kingdom

We'll be back!

Enjoyed wonderful relaxing holiday first week in November. Weather perfect, plenty of sun loungers, lovely pools. Am gluten-free and vegetarian so was very wary of what to expect. I have never been anywhere in Spain with such clear labelling. On the 1st evening the maître d showed me round the large buffet and explained the symbols on each card above the food. Everything was in the right place which is certainly not always the case! He also handed me a separate menu from which I could pre-order gluten-free and/or vegetarian food. Extremely helpful and clearly used to special diets. The hotel is laid out over a huge area and there are adult-only areas but plenty of space round other pools to relax. Large choice of trips organised from hotel. Timanfaya and camel ride well worth trip. Really appreciated the water in room being replenished so often. Fabulous views from balcony over pool and sea and amazing sunsets. Reception very helpful with various requests. Only negatives: 'spa' and 'gym' desperate for renovation. We'd expected that we'd be nearer Playa Blanca and a sandy beach from the address rather than a rocky black beach but it wouldn't stop us returning again as views so beautiful and courtesy bus to Playa Blanca. Good mix of entertainment in the evenings and so many bars to choose from! We were very sad to leave and certainly wish we were there now!More

MSambidge, Leeds, United Kingdom

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