Surrounded by Playa Blanca’s golden coastline, Sandos Papagayo is ideally located between the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning Los Ajaches mountain range. The resort is just a short walk to some of the finest stretches of sand in the Canary Islands.

In the day you can hop between a choice of pools. Kids will love splashing around in the shallow option, while parents take full advantage of the adult-only whirlpool. If you're in need of some pampering, the hotel has a spa where you can relax in a Turkish bath or sauna.

Children aged 4-12 can get involved in daily activities at the kids’ club, each day is themed - Disney, Eco, Olympic, Animals, Canaries, Water and Sanditos (the mascot.) Teens can try their hand at archery, Jenga, mini golf or water polo. For the grown-ups there’s not just the usual bingo, quizzes and pool. You may want to learn the rules of the Finnish game of Mölkky, the Dutch game of Sjoelen or the Swedish game of Kubb.

In the evening enjoy a family-friendly show in the theatre, some live music or an adult-only option, while the kids are at the mini disco. The range includes themed parties, such as Hawaiian and battle of the sexes.

The buffet restaurant is open for all meals and serves dinner until 22:15 in the summer. The range includes hot and cold appetisers, salads, main courses and desserts, to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Pizza lovers can see their favourite topping prepared right in front of them. Alternatively, reserve a table in the a la carte restaurant and immerse yourself in Asian or Mexican flavours. Head over to the snack spot for mouth-watering crepes and a range of other sweet treats. As for bars, you’ve got plenty of them too - seven in total!

Superior rooms boast a view of Los Ajaches Natural Park and feature satellite TV, a furnished terrace, WiFi, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The sofa can also be used as a double bed, allowing a family of four to share a room. If you prefer the sound of the waves, you may wish to upgrade to a sea view option.

Being on the doorstep of the natural park there are plenty of active options locally. Why not go for a hike or hire a bike to explore this spectacular area of countryside?

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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Address: 35580, Calle Las Acacias, 6, Playa Blanca, Canary Islands

Phone: +34928519111


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8993 reviews




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Excellent all round stay

May 2022 | Rob P

Just come back from a 7 day break and we wished we could have stayed longer. Can’t understand any negative reviews…we found the overall experience an excellent one. Stayed in Royal Elite a did recommend… just the little extra touches are well worth it. Some comments note that the hotel is tired in places… which hotels aren’t but it’s not that bad! The overall experience, cleanliness, staff, rooms, breathtaking views, pools (plenty of sunbeds), food and drink far outweigh any small things. Brilliant value for money. Harber is also only a short 20 minute walk if you fancy a change of scenery.

Nice n’ easy

May 2022 | debbieclay2022

We arrived late Saturday evening and we’re directed to the snack bar. Found it a little difficult to get to room / find our way around initially, as with anywhere you arrive late in the dark. Room was adequate, clean with all you need. So much choice for all meals, you’d never eat the same twice & great quality. The staff in all areas were nothing but helpful & professional. They couldn’t do more to help and only there if you needed them, nothing was too much trouble. Many guests we spoke to had returned & said they’d been several times which was proof of the quality of service & fundamentals. Was it 5 star luxury … no, but that’s now what we paid for. It was a top class hotel that catered for everyone with great friendly staff, fab food & drink, comfortable room with good bed and quiet so great sleep quality. We were sad to leave after 7 days but will definitely return, thank you all the management & team at Sandos Papagayo for sending us home rested, happy and 4lb heavier than we arrived, we will see you again soon!!

Been away far to long.

May 2022 | Stuart B

After 4 years away we was so glad to be back. From the moment we arrived at the hotel it felt like being home. We upgraded to Royal Elite this time and considered it well worth the money. The rooms where clean and well kept. The outside areas in excellent condition. The Royal Elite restaurant was great, the moment you sat down you was asked about any drinks required, this was both at breakfast and the evening meal. The choice and quality of food was also great. We have already booked to return next year.

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