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 3227 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 and a double sofa-bed. 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 and a double sofa-bed. Minibar and safety deposit box at a charge. Cots are available.

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Great value resort

We travelled to the Papagayo Arena at the end of November...what a great hotel. Clean and spacious, the pool area was lovely, food varied and the staff polite and helpful. Really nice spot in front of the bar on the balcony looking out to sea...this is a sun trap and also protects you from the fairly stiff Lanzarote breeze. The Chinese restaurant was a bit disappointing but the Mexican was superb as was the French restaurant (which is the only one you have to pay extra for). The value for money is amazing tho and we had a whole fillet of beef between two, sides and 2 other courses +wine for about £ the uk the main course would be £60+ on its own. Overall this hotel was excellent, for couples and as well for families. Animation team slightly irritating but I'm just a grumpy man with no children :-) For families they are good offer lots of activities around site to keep kids entertained....Highly recommend this hotel. More

Steve C,

Great hotel, nice food and family friendly

Just got back from a week here with our 8 month old daughter, parents and nice and nephew. We all had a great time. Plenty of entertainment at the night. Always a good choice of food every night catering for the whole family. Only downside was the lack of umbrellas around the pool - also, you'll need to be up early to get a sunbed as everyone puts their towels on them early. More

Rob J,

Good family holiday

Have just come back from a weeks holiday. Last week in August so pretty busy with families. Went with 13 year old son. Booked last minute. Would recommend this hotel without a doubt. Our criteria for the week consisted of clean, friendly, good food, no hassle, good location, guaranteed weather, sea view, plenty for all of us to do and the chance to relax. This hotel hit every single point. Yes the hotel is a little tired in places BUT we could not fault it. Had a wonderful view. Food excellent. Breakfast is not the trial some make it out to be. If you've done a cruise it's easy in comparison. We never saw our son. He had a wonderful time and made good friends. The marina is a must. Sunbirds were a nightmare with people leaving towels on them and the hotel could make use of some of the terraces to provide other seating areas as an alternative to sunbeds. 90% were families and you need to accept that people have different parenting skills than you. Everyone we spoke to was very friendly and I didn't hear any complaints. Would definitely go again and would have no hesitation to recommend it. Very enjoyable, relaxing family holiday. Set us up a treat for the start of the school term!More

Bradae, Swindon, United Kingdom

Fabulous holiday at sandos

We have just come back from two weeks at this hotel we had a suite which was fab n gave us access to the royale elite service. What can I say fantastic holiday from staff to food to pools to drinks. We met some great friends n just had such a ball. Kids made friends n loved the pool. Only negative wish I could have stayed longer. Definitely will be back. Thanks sandos papagayo. More

Chandler01, Leeds, United Kingdom

Another week in Lanzarote

This was my third stay at the Sandos Papagayo. My wife and I have styed twice before, but on this occasion brought my daughter and grandson. We were located in Block G overlooking the main pools, but also had a sea view. Previously we have been located in A & C blocks overlooking the beach. Whilst block G is noisier it was ideal for my 11 year old grandson. We could keep an eye on him from the balcony. Josh made many friends and joined in both the organised games managed by the hotel staff and games organised by the children themselves. He loved it and did not want to go home. My daughter was able to relax, sunbathe and swim without cramping his style. I was able to vist the Papagayo beaches and my wife spent time in the Rubicon Marina. This hotel suits different types of holiday maker. My wife cannot sunbathe because of her skin type, but enjoys walking. The board walk, which runs from the Pagagayo hotel to the Lighthouse, is ideal for her at the moment as she has a knee problem. My daughter and grandson enjoyed the hotel's pools and the nearest of the Papagayo beaches. I enjoyed walking to the furthest beaches as they are less crowded and more naturist friendly. In summary we had a great week and will be returning in late November to the Sandos Papagayo. I intend to review the beaches in a separate review. JohnMore


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