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 5 minutes away on foot.

Within the hotel grounds you’ll find 5 pools in total, a trio of big ones and 2 just for kids. And of the 5 restaurants, the French one really stands out. Activities are covered with tennis courts and hiking trails.

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Based On 3425 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 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.

Hotel-run kids' club

For 4-12 years. Offering various games and activities.

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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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winter heaven

a very clean and tidy .food plenty of choice.drinks mainly branded;even the wine was half decent.entertainment most nights was very good,they work very hard and long hours and still take the time to talk to holidaymakers.pool towels is a nice touch change them every day if you wish.location for us was spot on lovely walk into rubicon marina[about 25 mins] market is held there plus shopping;bars and restaurants.15 mins further is playa blanca with a sandy beach[hotel runs a free coach if walking is not your thing].lots of shops.from here we caught a ferry to Fuerteventura[40 euros].we recommend this hotel to anyone.More

sqwid, Didcot, United Kingdom

But of a disappointment

seeing so many good reviews I was disappointed with resort. It's right at end of resort and a good walk to rubicon marina and playa blanca. It is spotless on bright side. 24 hour all inclusive is only available in snack bar which means beer or really cheap wine which you pour yourself. As for list of bars I only ever seen 2 open at once. Both are like school canteens and pretty uninviting. As we had cloud and rain they decided not to open pool bar which was a pain because of next, and main issue. This place is HUGE !! It sprawls over about 7 floors and to get to my room from reception meant 2 lifts and a tunnel. With pool bar closed if you wanted anything other than a beer or wine or ice cream etc it meant a hike to other bar or restaurant, if you could find it ! Food was usual all inclusive standard and just ok I thought. appeared to be 2 type of guests. New ones who said it was ok but wouldn't return And guests who have been many times and would go nowhere else. Horses for courses I guess but still not for me. More


Wonderful stay

From check in to check out the whole experience of this hotel was first class. The check in was the quickest I have experienced. We chose to upgrade to the royal elite, I think it was well worth the extra. Beautiful room A block looking onto the beach and across to Fuetafentura. Big complex , however easy to navigate round. Plenty of sun loungers, no need to be running down before breakfast. Food in every restaurant was excellent. Every member of staff we met were lovely and helpful. The entertainment staff are very hard working. I would return in a heart beat.More

surejosie, bishopbriggs

Stuck in the 70's

This hotel is beautifully situated but trades on the climate with sub standard service and average facilities. If you're a foodie, forget it. Canteen style food - in a canteen. Choice of restaurants poor, only one is the French restaurant which of course is not on all inclusive but the food was good there the one time we visited. Food hygiene is good and food plentiful but very dull. Staff disconnected in the bars and restaurants due to the canteen style operation. Domestic staff good and rooms clean and adequate. Pools and sun terraces are pools and sun terraces and there's lots of choice, but very tired with lots of dangers. No beach at hotel, it's 10 mins difficult walk to the nearest one which is nice but without any facilities. WiFi is a serious problem don't go if you want to check in at home or work. Connectivity in hotel public areas only and it is sporadic. Not satisfactory by today's standards. I would never revisit this hotel despite having a pleasant week there which was about 3 days too long. Local Playa Blanca Rubicon port nice to visit (once) but restaurants nothing to write home about. Good walking, no watersports locally, bike hire, some dull looking trips we didn't participate in, reps absent, animation team still doing La Paloma Blanca rubbish. Disappointed.More

Jim D, Dublin, Ireland

Enjoyable 10 nights

Sandos Papagayo when you first arrive is an impressive looking hotel. As other reviews correctly state it is the last hotel along the beach. Check in was efficiently handled by the reception staff that were always ready to help, and despite some guests being downright rude they were always smiling. We made a request during our stay which was dealt with immediately and with no fuss. This was the norm for all of our dealings with reception. We ordered Taxis, changed money asked for a menu for the French restaurant and a few other things all done straight away. Our room was on the 5th floor of block B and this was clean and spacious. The bed, for our liking, was a little low; this however is a personal choice. The bathroom was well equipped but we felt that the layout could be better, for example the shower head was difficult to reach without climbing into the bath first, something which less agile people could find difficult. We always found a good choice of food and used all 3 a ’la carte options during our stay. We enjoyed the French best although this is not a part of the all- inclusive package. We were Royal Elite guests and the terrace on the top floor was a haven during the day. Most days we sat looking out over the sea and relaxed with a drink from the well-stocked self-service bar. Entertainment is what lets this hotel down badly. We felt that there was very little happening which had a “spark”. The adults only Green Bar for example had a choice of a Violinist who was on for two nights a week, and a Saxophonist for a couple of nights, we called it nursing home entertainment. This wouldn’t be so bad if there were other bars etc. nearby but because the hotel is quite a distance from both the Rubicon Marina and Playa Blanca itself it felt like we were a captive audience. We actually felt that the two Royal Elite areas should be swapped around. The adults only one is next to a family bar where children were enjoying their holiday, playing on the games etc. The family one is in a quiet secluded area. Perhaps the hotel could look at this? Would we go back? We have both changed our minds several times on this question so who knows?More

caz3008, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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