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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  • 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 with balcony or terrace

These bright twin rooms are simply furnished with all your holiday needs in mind. With room for up to 4, you’ll find a double sofa- bed in the bedroom. There’s a balcony or terrace for that bit of extra space outside. You’ll also have a TV and minibar*.

royal superior twin room with sea view and balcony or terrace

This royal superior twin room features a contemporary design with neutral walls and splashes of colour. There’s room for up to 4 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. Outside, you’ll find a balcony or terrace with views of the sea. You’ll also find tea or coffee-making facilities. Air-conditioning is available from May to October.

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Wonderful week

We had an amazing holiday ,one of the best hotels we have been to,so friendly and free and easy favourite place was sitting on the white chairs overlooking the bay with a gin and tonic. Food really good rooms very clean.definately will be booking next year and taking the family with us , so thanks to all the staff for making us enjoy ourselves xMore

Wendy E,

Email address

Looking for an up to date email address for this hotel. Taking my wife for a surprise for her silver anniversary and wish a few surprises for her. Thanks in advance if anyone or even the hotel csn help.More

lynnb8038, 3785921


I visited this hotel with my partner in November. We chose this one and paid extra in this month as was apparently the hottest place to go in November. Well let's just say we were inside most of the week, no sun, all clouds. But I guess that wasn't the hotels fault. In this weather we had to really stay inside, it's a very lovely hotel and been all inclusive you can drink as much as you like, the hotel is very big and spacious so that was kind of annoying having to trek back and forth places, and there wasn't much to do apart from watch football with all the noisy angry men, or play pool for €1 at a time which came out to be quite expensive seen as though there was nothing else to do. There's not much around the hotel either, the closest place is the harbour which is beautiful and there are lots of shops and bars there and that's about a 20min walk to get too. The hotel room was average, cleaned every day with fresh towels which was a nice, a little bit of a trek from the main hotel and food area. Food was nice, but got quite repetitive so you get quite used to the food, we ended up eating out in the harbour a couple of times. Entertainment was dire but what can you say a little stage by the pool. The spa area however was great, where we spent most of our time in the hot tubs indoors. But you were only aloud 15 mins at a time so that got boring after your 15 min was up. There's a gym and you get fresh beach towels every day so that's nice. I'm sure this hotel would be a lot more lovely in the warm weather when you can spend it outside and by one of the 4 very large pools. Don't go in November or in cold weather as you will be very bored. It's a very family orientated hotel but there is an adults pool area which is very modern with its own outdoor hot tub which again lovely in the hot weather. Unfortunately we just went at the wrong time. More

hanrolo, 186410

Relaxing holiday

I went here for one week with my teenage son, just to chill. Good place for those with limited mobility, although tricky to use the pools! Comfy room. Tasty food, although the hot food needs to be kept hotter. The Mexican food evening in a separate restaurant is really lovely. As is the Asian food evening. We particularly enjoyed the adults only pool area. The hotel animation team are brilliant. Especially with the children.More

Harikartar, 186225

8 out of 10

On arrival first impressions good.Reception very efficient checked in very quickly,most expensive room safe in any Hotel we have stayed in Eu3 per day plus Eu20 deposit!! Pool towels free, change as often as you like.Found room OK despite directions from reception.Room not bad,due a refurb,balcony furniture of modern plastic rattan style all frayed with sharp edges.No drying facilities on Balcony and rails all covered in pigeon Guano. Beds were OK but we are not fans of memory foam.One large bottle of water provided in room,you then replenish this by refilling at any of the numerous water dispensers around the hotel.Food overall excellent at lunch and dinner, lots of choices and very well cooked and presented all spoilt by the lack of any plate warmers, great hot food put onto cold plates!!Breakfast was a different story,the worst breakfast ever. Only overdone fried eggs or dry overdone omelettes on offer,sausages not bad, but the Bacon was the worst ever seen not sure what it was ,no fried bread or potatoes.Just a waste to cook lots of eggs when there never seemed to be a queue, they could all be cooked to order as in most other hotels. Drinks package reasonable local brands only.If you wanted to upgrade the quality the supplement was a joke !!!! up to Eu5 per drink, this to tempt you to upgrade to Premier Elite. We have never paid such large supplements in any other Hotel even on non- duty free islands,normally this is around Eu1 per drink.Pools were OK although all were a little cool.No problem with sunbeds enough for all.Plenty of places to chill out but most only serve drinks in plastic cups even if you are not taking them to the pool.Entertainment a bit poor .Pianist in Adult only Bar only had about two fingers on each hand so was pretty rubbish he also played the clarinet and flute as badly, we spent the evening playing" Guess that Tune " The theater lived up to the low standard, no tables, only LOTS of chairs pushed together, no room to move and yes drinks in plastic which you had to keep hold of, not conducive to an enjoyable evening.The free Bus into Playa Blanca was great!!More

David L, 503941

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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
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