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 4162 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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Excellent Hotel, making for a Great Holiday

We arrived at this hotel on 13th Aug after a fairly early flight with Thomas Cook. When we arrived we were told our room wasnt ready, buut were given our AI bands, and told we could use ALL the facilities...It was lunch, so we had a beer and some food, by which time the room was sorted. Our room was big enough, with a HUGE bed for 2 adults, and a sofa bed for the kids, and we had a large bathroom. The room was clean and had a fridge and a hairdryer. We didnt pay for a sea view room (my one regret), but we spent such a little amount in the room, it wasnt a real problem. We spent the first few days around the pools (which are all big, but not massively busy) and the Entertainment staff kept the kids happy. The evenings were great fun, with the ENtertainment team doing an awesome job with shows etc.. We really took to Juan, Naomi & Simone. But all of them were 1st class. I was very sad to come home, and although i always say i will not visit the same hotel twice, as the world is a very big place...I wouldn't rule out another visit to this hotel.More

sallyjw2013, farnham

Nice and relaxing

Stayed here for a week, check in was quick and we were offered a upgrade which we declined, stayed on half board basis and breakfast and lunch where good if a little repetitive! Pool temperature was good and the roof style sun terraces are a great sun trap! Good wifi was available in the lobby! Hotel also provide table tennis, pool, tennis and mini golf. Hotel is located close to beach, it's very rocky though. There's a lovely walk down to the marina along the beach also.More


Great holiday

Arrived at his hotel on 2/8. Greeted by a very friendly hotel receptionist, who explained everything carefully, and answered all our questions. We found the hotel absolutely spotless, and it was obvious that thorough cleaning was carried out at least every day. Our room was in 'A' block. Very clean, and quite spacious. Our other family members were in adjacent rooms. The air conditioning could have been more effective. The meals were of an excellent standard, with lots of choice at the buffet. It included a dedicated Italian section. The staff in the restaurant were mostly very friendly and polite, clearing our table very quickly. A visit to the A La Carte French restaurant is a must, as it was excellent food, and great to be served at the table. Although not included in the all inclusive package, we thought it was reasonably priced, and good value. Two of the three pools were very popular, and for all the family, and there is a separate adults only pool also, which was much quieter. The two main pools were dedicated to poolside games, and music suitable for young families. The entertainment team were excellent with the kids, always keeping them occupied. There was a very effective first aid team at the pools, in case of accidents, dealing with our Grandson, who had cut his toe, very quickly. Pool two does need some TLC around the pool edges, where there were some cracked tiles. The hotel has its own courtesy bus to the town of Playa Blanca, although you can walk there along the coastal path within 20 minutes. Taxis were very reasonable at around €4 one way. The evening entertainment was quite low key, with different musical acts most evenings in the outside bar. The theatre desperately needs air conditioning, as it was so hot! The shows in the theatre were performed professionally by the team. We really enjoyed our time at this hotel, and it comes highly recommended for family holidays.More

popitom2, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Great holiday!

I've recently just come back from a week stay here with my Mum and sister. The start of the holiday didn't go too well as when we arrived it turned out they had double booked us! So we got sent off in a taxi into a hotel in Costa Teguise to then get told that they actually had a room for us! So there was a lot of messing around at the start of it, and we also asked to move rooms as it seems they dumped us in a room that wasn't prepared for 3 people. However after all the messing around we started to really enjoy our holiday, the food was lovely and so were the restaurants. Although when we asked the reception if we could book the Mexican and Oriental restaurant it seems it was already booked up pretty fast! And they double booked us once again! The food was really lovely though. The hotel is massive, with lots of bars and pools! The adult pool is nice and relaxing, although many children do come into the pool. The staff are really friendly especially the men that work for the animation team. They work so hard to entertain the children and adults from morning and through the day, and then put on performances at night. Overall, the hotel is really nice and I would recommend it to anyone!More


Excellent Hotel

Excellent Hotel, very nice experience. I stayed there in August 2015 with my baby boy (2&1/2 years) and my wife, with a couple of friends also with a baby boy. Great bedrooms, great food (including special meals for childrens), great facilities, very nice staff, very nice animations also for childrens. It has a nice beach in front of hotel, but with to many stones, for child it is not nice, also it has got a near beach (10 minutes walk but with little childrens it is also hard), but the hotel have buses for Playa Dorada, about 10 minutes travel, it is a nice beach, for go with childrens. We really enjoy this hotel, we sure recommend for a nice family holidays.More

pedrooliveira805, Braga, Portugal

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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 4162 customer reviews
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