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 in Santa Elena, fairly close to Lamanai, Sopilar Campground is a great choice for vacationers who want 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.

For its overall merit, we've given this campground a one and a half star rating.

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

  • Shower

If you desire a certain amenity for your stay, 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 gives some other amenities at this property:

  • Multilingual
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, it's always best to call with questions if you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect. Visit this page to see 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 matter of importance when choosing a place to stay are the local dining selections you will be able to enjoy close-by. Those staying at Sopilar Campground will discover a small handful of restaurants in the vicinity. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.


There are many interesting sites and attractions in the vicinity of Sopilar. On your itinerary, make room for nearby attractions like Green Iguana Conservation Project, Cayo Welcome Center, and Belize Botanic Gardens.

The campground is situated near San Ignacio, a fascinating destination for tourists to learn about and explore Belize.

If you'd like to learn more about what you'll find near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 46 Western Highway, Santa Elena, Belize

Phone: (501) 625-9571

Secondary Phone: (501) 662-4079



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