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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superior twin room with balcony or terrace
These superior twin rooms can sleep up to 4 people with a twin bedroom and an extra bed in the bedroom that's suitable for 2 children. There's air-conditioning provided if you'd like to keep your room cool - plus you'll also have space outside as there's a balcony or terrace.
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Relaxing week at Sandos Papagayo
Stayed a relaxing week here in January 2017. Weather was fine most days and overcast one or two but it was January after all. Cool in evenings so needed a fleece and jeans for going out then. Hotel itself was great with all possible amenities available and snacks available 24 hrs per day, if you needed them after the ample all-inclusive meals. Several restaurants and bars on site and a good choice available. Only downside was that all inclusive drinks finished at 11.00 pm and all bars closed at 12.30 so those looking for a noisier night would need to go into town. Staff were very friendly and worked hard. As it was all inclusive and people were not using money for the most part, I saw no -one tipping them which they deserved and which they might have benefited from if working in other places. Hotel is in a convenient location near several lovely beaches and close to town if you walk along the promenade. Free shuttle bus too was handy for those that needed transport. A great week and we would definitely go back for a winter break here. I would say that summer could be quite busy here but would definitely suit families who want everything on-site. Older couples might want to go to an adults only venue in summer.More
I am only back from a week here and paid for a sea view room must say glad i did rooms much better hotel very big 3 restaurants to chose from plenty off pools and sun terraces bed very comfortable and English channels on tv hotel very clean would defo return about 15 min walk to the marina along the walk way which is lovely plenty of shops bars restaurants staff all very friendly More
Just got back & here goes,check in wasn't straight forward the room was unavailable until 3pm,once we got our keys we were let to our own devices to find our room which was on the bottom floor. Room was very spacious massive bed but the pillows were to hard for me! Food was pleasant enough with plenty for everyone!! I wouldn't tell anyone to visit the fusion restaurant for the Mexican & Chinese as both nights were a disaster food wise plenty of choice but LUKE WARM @ best !! The entertainment on the lower floor was mediocre imo & as for the entertainment in The Green Room It was non existent for 5 out of the 7 days there,when it was on you could go to sleep listening to it it was that bad !! Theresa the Barlady was first class & ran the bar single handed ( more people behind the bar please ) i even gave her a hand to re set he tables @ the end of the night . The 24 hour food and drink bar was very lively at night after The bars had shut With the Scottish contingent certainly taking full advantage of the bar !! If you fancy a change for dinner I would recommend Lany's restaurant in the marina beautiful fillet steaks there & reasonably priced. There are plenty of coffee & restaurant outlets in the marina with a vast choice of menu .More
A well oiled machine!
Just back from a week in sandos papagayo. Very large complex, easy to get lost as we did frequently, even on our last day! Staff brilliant with no exceptions. Food good for an all-inclusive. Plenty of choice so didn't go hungry. Ate in the Fusion restaurant on three occasions. My only comment would be that the meat could have been a better quality. Plenty of day time activities which we did not avail of. Entertainment team were non-intrusive. We were upgraded to a newly refurbished superior room which was clean and comfortable( only tips I would give is bring a portable washing line for the balcony if you want to wash anything, a kettle if you like a cuppa first thing and maybe a few coat hangers- we had 8 between 2 of us). Some branded drinks in the 3 bars inside the hotel - none at the pool bar. We took the courtesy bus into playa blanca on a cloudy day and walked back. Quiet resort- did not feel the need to return. Hotel is on the periphery of the resort so great if you just want to relax and get some rays, not so good if you are looking a bit of a buzz nearby. Overall, enjoyed the holiday and would return again.More
We have just returned from a 4 night all inclusive stay here. The weather could have been better, but we could not fault this hotel. We had a superior room in block A which was magnificent, big comfy beds and the whole place is spotlessly clean. The food is well prepared and of a good quality as far as the International Restaurant is concerned. The Italian bit was mediocre food-wise but a nicer place to sit and eat from either restaurant. Only criticism is that the food could sometimes be quite cold and the soup on occasions resembled either unseasoned baby food or slightly aromatic bathwater! Otherwise no complaints about food or accommodation or the friendly and helpful staff. Would certainly visit again.More
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