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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Based On 5216 reviews

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  • 4Buildings
  • 7Floors
  • 488Rooms
  • 24Lifts

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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twin room with balcony or terrace

These bright twin rooms are simply furnished with all your holiday needs in mind. With room for up to 4, you’ll find a double sofa- bed in the bedroom. There’s a balcony or terrace for that bit of extra space outside. You’ll also have a TV and minibar*.

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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort

Hotel generally OK, liked the options of pools and various sunbathing areas however modernisation of one of the main lounges meant listening to pneumatic drills and hammers during the day( who modernises at the height of the season ). Booked a Royal Elite room, room was nice but not always cleaned properly every day, bath and sink plugs were dirty when we arrived. Best part of R E was the private lounges and terrace unfortunately the food did not life up to expectation, bland, poor quality, do not attempt the Mexican or Oriental offering as the Chef's have obviously never been near either destination to understand the food of the area, tried too hard to please everybody instead of providing a smaller range of quality food. Bar service slow never enough staff. Staff generally functional more than pleasant obviously some sort of management instruction. The main lounge Canarian Bar was awful, hard seats, big square tables, bad lighting, very uninviting, the only time there was more than 20 people in the main bar area was when the football was on the television.Plenty of activities during the day around the pool and elsewhere in the Hotel. Entertainment generally OK but could be better before the theatre shows and nothing after 11.00pm. If you like a Hotel away from everything, not too bothered about entertainment and will eat anything you will probably like this place.More

johngS3209UY, 1156051

Excellent Holiday

All staff at the Hotel are very personable and only want what is best for you.This was our 5th visit and in that time there have been numerous improvements to rooms,facilities etc. Will return again within 6 months.More

Stuart P, 190814

Great hotel

Stayed at this hotel in April an upgraded to Royal elite all I can say is this was amazing I would rate it higher than a 4star ..standard of food was amazing an when we arrived to our room there was champagne an a mini bar fully stocked with water an soft drinks...More

williamjbaird, 667786


Stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks for my honeymoon, what can i say just amazing got no complaints at all Will be back next year for sure! Our room had a lovely view looking out to see The food and drink was fine, lovely staff More


Good for the price

Family of five, stayed in a family suite. The Floorplan indicated two rooms but the separation wall was smaller than I expected, so there is little separation between the grown ups and kids. Resort overall was clean though our room was a bit dated and in need of an overhaul. Food was ok, really not great but then again this was all inclusive buffet. Beach access was good and pools were nice. Wifi is a joke but didn't matter much as we were on holiday. Overall was fine for the price, but next time would spend a bit more for something a bit nicer. More

Andre W, 186338

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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 5216 customer reviews
from £ from £395.03