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 4071 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

Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds, a double sofa-bed and a shower or bath. Minibar and safety deposit box at a charge. Cots are available.

twin room sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds, a double sofa-bed and a bath or shower. Minibar and safety deposit box at a charge. Cots are available.

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Great hotel .The food has something for everybody.The rooms and the hotel are spotless.One good feature for adults is they have a pool just for us which is great as we didnt take any children. Theres plenty to do for children if you have some but it also caters for adults only in some areas like the pool and bar.Its in a great place easy to get to the town.If there one thing they could improve on its the evening entertainment .There wasn't any some nights. More

rhoda777, Grimsby, United Kingdom

Lovely holiday

After the nightmare journey we had getting there (poorly daughter) we arrived at the hotel and it was beautiful. We couldn't fault the hotel very clean and tidy. We checked in quite quick, with a drink on arrival bucks fizz and cava. The rooms are lovely a good size, the only fault I had was the shower, takes ten minutes to get the temperature right, was either to hot or to cold! We where on the first floor and had a lovely view of the beach and sea. Pools are lovely, nice and clean only fault was there where no quiet areas as there on the tanoids all day or loud music, not a major issue just we had a baby and it was to loud for her to sleep. Pool bar doesn't open untill 1115 which isn't great when u want a drink and have been at the pool since 9. Food was good at the snack bar during the day. Saves you heading towards the restaurant if you can't be bothered. Food in the restaurant in the evening was nice but I found it very repetitive. Kids disco was very short and they did the same thing every single night, this could be improved. It's about a 15 minute walk to the marina which is nice to have a walk around, another 10 mins and your at playa blanca, the beach there is lovely, you need to head here if you are wanting a beach as there isn't much of one at the hotel. I'd like to see the hotel sort the beach as it would really top this hotel off.. Overall lovely holiday and I would go again.More

lurvlylaura, Doncaster

Feeding time at the zoo!

Although the hotel is very nice. The buffet dining left a lot to be desired!!! The Al a carte French offering for a supplement was well worth it,along with the upgraded breakfast room and private bar areaMore

69Silversurfer, Swansea County, United Kingdom

Loved every minute

The Sandos hotel is probably the best all inclusive hotel I have stayed in. beautiful pools (didn't find them freezing at all) lovely food. the roast rib of beef was really good. hats off to the chefs and all the restaurant staff. in fact all the staff were friendly and happy and very helpful. our room was nice we looked out over the mountains at the back of the hotel. we didn't upgrade to royal elite and certainly didn't regret it. I have to say the animation team are amazing. the entertainment they put on in the evenings was fab!! we really loved their we will Rock you show. we will be staying for 2 weeks next time. thank you for a truly great week. More

purplekazzie, bristol

Another great visit

This was our sixth holiday at the Papagayo Beach Resort and it just gets better and better. The outside area for the International Restaurant is a great idea and the Mexican Restaurant gives even more choice of dinner venues. As usual, one of the main attractions of the Papagayo is the friendly and helpful staff. We are already looking forward to our next visit.More

grumpy-james, Bath, United Kingdom

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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 4071 customer reviews
from £369.55