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.

Located near the center of Santa Elena, in the vicinity of Lamanai, Sopilar Campground happily welcomes tourists wanting to stay in this town or nearby. It's 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.

This campground has earned a one and a half star rating, based on numerous measures, including amenities, value, and more.

A check list of the in-room features and amenities available for visitors at Sopilar Campground include:

  • Shower

If you want to make sure your room will have all the necessities, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

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.

To see this lodging's general amenities, check the following list:

  • Multilingual
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you're still not sure exactly what to expect, it's best to contact the lodging since these details tend to change. Visit this page to view a comprehensive discussion about the kinds of activities that Sopilar Campground has to offer.


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 importance matter to think about when choosing where to book your trip are the local restaurant options you'll be able to enjoy close-by. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants nearby. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.


Guests will find many attractions within a short distance of Sopilar. On your itinerary, make room for nearby attractions like Green Iguana Conservation Project, Cayo Welcome Center, and Belize Botanic Gardens.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the campground is San Ignacio. For a fun way to fill your day, take a day to travel to some of the nearest towns to gain some perspective on the country.

For our comprehensive article on 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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