Informal camp

Las Arenas | Informal Campsite

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Last Visited: almost 3 years ago
GPS: 14.840016, -89.147420
Altitude: 604.0 masl
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Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Cold
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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A small camping area at the end of a football pitch. This is right across from Copan. There are a couple guest houses nearby with showers that we were able to use, and bathrooms as well. Price was 150L.


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very bad place to stay, would not recommend!!
family not welcoming, dirty facilities, no shade, completely rundown, totally overpriced!!
left the next day - wanted to visit the ruins, but no dogs allowed there...

We stayed there for one night while visiting the Copan Ruins. It is not a nice place and all is covered with plastic rubish! Cold outdoor-shower....They asked 250 Lempira for one night! I would recommend not to go there!

Pretty dirty, rubbish everywhere. Price as gone up to 200L a night

There is nothing with the name "Las Arenas" on it, and it was initially hard to find, as it is behind the street-side merchants huts. Paid 150L per night for one vehicle/2 persons. Electrical plug-in, flush toilets, cold showers. The family runs a small restaurant, so if you told them ahead of time, you could probably get some food. Didn't try it. Conveniently across from ruins, so you can go back and forth during the day. No WiFi that we could access in the area.

Great place to camp. We camped here with our bikes for 50L each, the family is very friendly, happy and helpful and the spot is directly across the road from the ruins. They have a simple shower and bathroom and you can pitch your tent under cover of a roof. They also gave us a table and chairs. The is also a restaurant attached which serves good, cheap, simple food. Regarding the wifi- the family know the password for the wifi from the archeological site, which you can pick up from the campsite's restaurant, it's a good speed.

We stayed here two nights. Paid 150L a night with bathrooms, showers (cold) and electricity. We also basically got use of the entire porch/shaded area where we plugged in. Lovely family. We had a great time playing guitar and frisbee with the kids. We kept our dog on a long rope the whole time because they have a female dog (also tied up) who was aggressive. A couple make dogs wandered around off leash but they are harmless. Overall great place to stay with lovely people and perfect access to get into Copan early to beat the crowds. Opens at 8am for entry but you can go walk the nature trails earlier.

A place to park and crash for a night or two few meters from the road. Electricity available for extra 30 lempiras. Not much of a luxury.

Paid 100lps for the 2 of us per night here (stayed 3 nights). Gave us a place under a roof to put up our tent which was great as we as we'd come through hours of rain getting here. Is on concrete so only needed tent inner part. Also the park actually seems to open at 7.15 to 7.30 (8 is advertised) so you can walk across the road to get in real early for that lovely light and also to see the ruins before the throngs of people arrive. Rooms with shower and nicer toilets were locked at night but open all day. Entrance is opposite the Texaco garage beside the souvenir shop. Friendly enough people too!

120L without electricity 150L with. Handy location short walk to both ruins and the town.

You stay in the back yard of a family on the football field, out of sight from the road. Quiet at night.The family is incredibly friendly and warm. The road from the border crossing is very good and only 10km. Showers, bathroom and dishwashing station available.

A small camping area at the end of a football pitch. This is right across from Copan. There are a couple guest houses nearby with showers that we were able to use, and bathrooms as well. Price was 100L.

Local family building up a camp ground and hostel just across the road from the entrance to the Copan ruins. When we were there it looked like a construction site, and the facilities wasn't much to talk about. Okay for a nights stay though, and will probably look better by the time you get there. Looks like they are also setting up a restaurant/bar.

Price: 150 quetzales