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.

Set in Santa Elena, near Lamanai, Sopilar Campground offers a warm welcome to guests who are thinking about basing their vacation in this town or a nearby area. From this accommodation, the center of San Ignacio is to the west-southwest.


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.

With respect to overall quality, we've given this campground a rating of one and a half stars.

A list of the guest room amenities available for visitors at Sopilar Campground include:

  • Shower

If you want to confirm exactly what comes with your room, you can contact the campground by phone to verify it's available in the room you are reserving.

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.

For general amenities at the location, take a look at the following list:

  • Multilingual
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you're looking forward to something in particular, it's a good idea to call ahead of time since these details tend to change. Visit this page to go to an in-depth description about the kinds of activities and recreation opportunities available at Sopilar Campground.


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.

Another element to look into when picking a place to stay is whether there will be nearby dining. Those staying at Sopilar Campground will find a limited but good selection of restaurants within traveling distance. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.


You will notice plenty of attractions located within a short distance of Sopilar. Some of the closest attractions are Green Iguana Conservation Project and Cayo Welcome Center.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the campground is San Ignacio. To get even more out of your stay, take a day to travel to some of the nearest towns to gain some perspective on the country.

If you're still curious about what else is near 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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