Sopilar Campground

A spacious camp ground open to the elements, Sopilar Campground allows guests to skip all the frills of a luxury resort and enjoy all that is natural about Belize.

Situated in the heart of Santa Elena, near Lamanai, Sopilar Campground offers a warm welcome to tourists who are thinking about basing their vacation in this town or an adjacent area. It is east-northeast of the center of San Ignacio.


The lawn at Sopilar is available for guests to pitch a tent that they have brought along with them, or you can reserve a hammock in the champa, which is a large dormitory-style facility. It can be divided into small rooms for privacy, or remain open for large groups to "camp out" together.

Taking into account overall style, amenities, and ambience, Caribya! has assigned this campground a rating of one and a half stars. Learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, which are more conservative than the ratings awarded by Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

Below, you'll find a list of in-room amenities found at Sopilar Campground.

  • Shower

If you have an important amenity in mind, contact the front desk to verify availability.

Activities and Amenities

A medium-difficulty mile-long hiking trail wraps around the perimeter of SoPilar, and an easier trail goes over the east ridge, allowing guests to get out and explore local nature.

The list below identifies some other amenities on-site:

  • Multilingual
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, since these details tend to change, it's best to check with the front desk if you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival. To learn more information about the activities and recreation opportunities that Sopilar Campground offers, click here.


The kitchen at Sopilar is run by Orfalina who has owned several restaurants around Belize in the past. Today, she serves up traditional fare cooked in the Fogon, a traditional fire hearth.

Nearby dining is an important consideration when picking somewhere to stay in Belize. Vacationers who stay at Sopilar Campground will discover a few solid places to eat within reach. To get more information about dining in the surrounding area, click here.


You will notice lots of attractions located near Sopilar. Some nearby places of interest are Green Iguana Conservation Project and Cayo Welcome Center.

The campground is located near San Ignacio, a beautiful spot for travelers to experience the diversity of Belize.

For our comprehensive article on what's in the area of Sopilar Campground, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 46 Western Highway, Santa Elena, Belize

Phone: (501) 625-9571

Secondary Phone: (501) 662-4079



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