With a maximum capacity if 2000 guests in high season, the Sandos is the largest resort on the island. It is found on a slight hill and seems to tower above the surrounding area. Upon entering the large non-descript shopping-centre-like lobby, the atmosphere is cold and slightly daunting due to the size of the interior and the lack of its utilisation. Further to the right, down the long lobby, you will notice that it takes on a rather odd rounded tower-like structure that we found difficult to size up. It is hard to see what lurks on the top floor of the structure, but on the ground floor, tourists will find a café and water feature in an attempt to render the area more interesting. The area then leads on to the exterior space of the resort. On the first floor, a games area (pool, ping pong...) is visible. The reception is thus on the second floor.
The resort is located right on the seafront, but the beach, Las Coloradas, isn't one of the best in the area as the sand is fairly gritty and pebbly and the water doesn't have the transparent turquoise qualities you would find in Playa Blanca or Papagayo.
The outdoor areas of the hotel comprise mainly of the large glass fronted buildings and severely lack vegetation. The exterior areas are arranged over two levels, with a pool on each. The pools are large and look appealing after spending hours sunbathing under the hot Spanish sun, however the area gets very crowded and noisy.
The resort also has a somewhat unruly spa with indoor pool, gym and mountain-facing tennis courts. In the evenings, there are animation shows in the lounge bar.