Mana Kai | Established Campground

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Last Visited: 4 months ago
GPS: 17.161050, -89.068930
Altitude: 50.3 masl
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Electricity: Yes
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Warm
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Cabanas and camping. This is near central San Ignacio, so you can walk into town from the camp site. There is wifi, a kitchen area, bathrooms, a big grassy field and a large palapa with hammocks. BZ10 (now 15) per person per night, BZ5-10 for electricity per night.


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Right next to the produce market, a french bakery (with decent croissants and soso bread) and 7min walk from an awesome and nicely priced. Meat Shop for your bbq here and to fill up your freezer. Trees and shade make this campground cooler then the souroundings.

Super nice camping for 15 belize dollars per person/night. Plenty of space to pitch the tent or park a camper. nice clean bathrooms (one with cold water only, but it's so hot there that it doesn't matter ;)). there is also nice kitchen. the river is 2minutes walk. it may get bit noisy from the street during the day, but for the rest it's a really great place!

Still 15BZ p/p, wifi, kitchen, bathrooms with showers (the one on the left has hot water), palapa with hammocks. Nice place. Right in the town, so can be a little loud. There was a festival last night and the LOUDEST music played until 4am. The couple, Nellie and Francisco are incredibly kind and helpful.

Still BZD 15 per person, still a great place. We came in late, when it was raining and they made us feel very much at home. Super clean and well kept.

Todo bien, solo que las regaderas están junto de sanitarios y faltan tendederos cubiertos. Pero todo fantástico, muy bonito y bien ubicado.

Fabulous place. Recently installed a kitchen facility with sink, gas stove, refrigerator and basic supplies. Electric strong enough for AC at sites should be complete in a couple of weeks. There is one hot shower but cold feels good here. Tons of birds to be seen parrots, parakeets, aracaris if you are into birdwatching.

Awesome campground (one of top 5 so far in Mexico and Belize) with a great grounds and owners. They do not have power at most of the sites (you might need a long extension cord to get to it) but they have plans to add it. Bathrooms are good but showers are cold. Unfortunately, there is nowhere to wash dishes and no grey water. But overall it's a convenient and great place to stay in San Ignacio and they have plans to continue to improve it, e.g., add additional showers, add power, add grey water, etc. over time so read the most recent reviews.

Not the cheapest but great convenient location, friendly staff and blazing WiFi. Perfect stop to get your blog sorted before crossing into Guatemala

Everything that people mentioned is true. We can ask for no more. Very close to everything in town.

Everything as mentioned below. Still 15 Belize pppn. Everything clean and nice. If you have a dog: The owner’s pit bull is not the nicest dog. It was fine for us, but it is wise to keep you dog on the leash.

Nice place to stay!
Clean bathrooms, hot showers, nice staff and fast wifi.
15BZ p/p

Great location, friendly owners, good WiFi and bathrooms. Only problem is the Karaoke bar that blasted one horrible 90’s pop song after the other until past 3am. But it was Friday

Stayed 3 days. Great place with excellent internet. After bad or no internet in Guatemala this is real luxury.
One shower cold, one hot.

awesome location, great staff and an AMAZING bakery just outside the gate.... bathrooms were very clean.

Great maintained campground on huge grassy area. Clean bathroom with hot showers. Internet was fast when we were there. Francisco and Nellie, a young belizian/german couple runs this campground since almost two years. Very friendly staff, we felt very welcome. Pays 15,- BZ per Person.

A nice spot to camp, 15 BZ a person. Bathrooms were decently clean, staff friendly. A good location, very near the produce market and town.

Spent 2 nights at this friendly campground and celebrated New Years Eve there with other Overlanders.
Super convenient to walk into town for the festivities, next to the market and the french bakery.
Paid 35 Belize$ with electric extension cord, cold showers and clean bathrooms as mentioned.
Nice gathering place for the occasion.

we stay here for totally 3 night. paid 15Be$ pp. nice and very clean bathroom with cold water. very friendly owner/host Frank. it is perfect because you stay direct in the city and it is quite at night. some nice restaurant around. on Saturday morning (market day) it's busy and started at 5:30am. palapa with hammocks on the right. nice kitchen for sharing on the left. very nice place.

super place to stay, friendly owners who go out of their way to help you. good Wi-Fi, kitchen facilities. clean bathrooms tho cold showers. some cabanas too.
recommended Luis as a guide to ATM who was absolutely superb... so much knowledge and a great tour all round.

Awesomely friendly people. Nice location for town and shopping. They are changing a few things, so camping services may change. Electric is at palapa in center. We ran a long cord from where we parked. Showers are cold but great water pressure. Bathrooms are clean. New puppy just wanted to play with our dogs, but owners wouldn’t allow it. Tied their dog up and reprimanded it which was sad. Made us uncomfortable having our dogs there. Water to fill tanks is available for a fee. We did not inquire.

Great place near San Ignacio center
Just noisy because people in a campground had drink a lot !
The road is noisy
But Francisco and his wife is very friendly
15 $ blz par personne
We don't pay for children

Nice Campingsite. Very friendly Staff. They helped with tours. Prices are ok. No possibility to refill water.

17usd per night, good wifi, clean bathrooms, nice palapa with hammocks, green grassy space. Relaxed atmosphere. Fun to talk to the groups of students that stay in the cabins here who work on the archeological site nearby. Walking distance to town, river for Swimming nearby.

great camp spot super close to town.

Nice facilities. Well kept and cleaned everyday. Internet is definitely one of the better connections we've come across.

The family and employees are very welcoming and friendly. We were there for the Easter holiday and watched the big national bike race together with the family. Lots of fun.

Very friendly staff. Lot of restaurants, market and shops are in walking distance. Nice place to be and to visit the region around San Ignacio. Good WIFI, clean toilets and showers. We payed 15 BZD per people/night for dry camping.

actually this place was awesome. the hosts Francisco n Ellie were super nice. clean toilets showers toilet lid tp! grass shade wifi. right across from farmers market. great produce n locals cooking their best recipes. cabanas n camping!

Great spot in SI. 5 minute walk to town. good market. Friendly staff/owners. Nice grassed spacious lot. Clean bathrooms with good pressure showers. stayed for a week less a day. We did a couple of tours out of here. Francisco very helpful. Price is $15BZ pp. If you need electricity $5BZ/day. Definitely recommend.

great place right into town within walking distance to main touristic streets. But what stands out for is wad how accomodating they were. we wanted to visit the famous ATM caves and we were approached by many guides, private tours etc... it was confusing. we ended up using the guide recommended by the owner. It was wonderful. it was cheapet and there were only 4 of us with our guide. We spent 3 hours in the caves and we could see bus loads of tourist doing them on 1 hour! The next day I need to take my dog to the vet! he had developed a rash and I was quite concerned. I asked the owners for a recommendation and he called his own vet who came to the campsite to treat Marley. Now that's service. They explained that they grew up and went to school with all these people.Belize is a very small country and everybody is somewhat related with each other, they told me as a way of explanation.
I highly recommend Mana Kai and if you need Anything! just ask - they will know who the best person in the business is. After all it is their reputation at stake.

Great stay, particularly because the owners recommended the best guide for the ATM caves and their veterinarian came to the campsite to treat our dog. Clean, within walking distance of town center. Price as mentioned by others (can't remember now). Cold showers, wifi. Electricity extra.

Same as others. Price was $15b pp. $5b for electricity. Very friendly staff made the night stay very enjoyable.

They charged us 15 B$ p person for camping and 5 B$ extra for power. For the second night I tried to negotiate - no chance. The only result was, that the lady told me, that the checkout time is about 11 am. The last time, that we had a checkout time was in California. Anyhow, San Ignacio is a good place to stop and the wifi is one of the fastest we had since weeks.

Excellent chilled little campground. wide open green spaces, electricity if you pay bz5 extra for it. close to a great farmers market and about 5 mins walk into town where the are bars and restaurants etc. bit of road noise but that dies down before bed time. we originally were going to stay 1 night ended up being 4 nights. nice others too. recommended.

Good overnight spot before entering into Guatemala.
WiFi is fast. Walking distance to some good restaurants! French bakery close by. Showers&toilets are ok. Staff very friendly. Farmer market across the street.

Meh, we stayed here for two nights and were underwhelmed. Relatively expensive, noisy and at least for us, the internet was very bad. Loading a simple google page would take minutes sometimes. We also tried washing a very small amount of laundry in the sink (a few changes of underwear) and were shooed away without even able to rinse them off and having to keep the clothes covered in soap, their reason was that they have to pay for water bills...

Also when we were about to leave they were a little pushy about leaving a good review for then on trip advisor.

Perfectly nice people otherwise, but the laundry and review incidents left a sour taste. Next time I would stay somewhere quiet farther away from the city.

Chill little campground right in San Ignacio.

Right next door to the market, where most days you can find fresh produce (the freshest we've seen across Belize, and much better than what we found in most of Mexico for that matter). From here you can walk to a variety of restaurants, we tended to frequent the next door Hode's Place for bar food, a playground for the kiddos and that sort of experience, or Guava Limb is a restaurant a couple of blocks away with outstanding food.

Anyway, this place is centrally located which was wonderful for exploring San Ignacio on foot. Near the river, grocery stores, hardware, auto parts...everything.

The WiFi was also exceptional, cruising fast speeds that made it easy to work and even stream TV every now and then, though the palapa also had a TV in it showing Mexican and Californian TV channels.

The owner and manager were very nice, as were all of the folks who hang around / part of the family and staff. Just a great spot to hang out for awhile to explore town or get ready to head into Guatemala.

Electric is also available for $5 BZ extra.

Good spot, other reviews cover it well. Adjacent to a market with the most fruits and veggies we saw in Belize. Internet was mostly good - I measured 650 Kbps up and down.

Great location and run by a wonderful family. We stayed here on 5 different occasions during our 2 tours of Belize. Javier can help with almost anything, a valuable resource! Nice clean bathrooms, decent wifi, shared covered kitchen area, gigantic palapa with hammocks, and easy access to town. Water is potable just ask before filling your tank as there may be a charge for large amounts. Ran into other Overlanders every time we stayed here, BZ10 per person per night.

Very nice spot! Good internet, free Mangos! We also booked the ATM tour which was amazing! Javier is very nice and helpful! We always have an extension cord with us while camping. So I would say there is electricity at site when you park right next to the hammocks, where the wifi and electricity are.

Camping in good location, big grassy field, near farmers market and town of San Ignacio. French bakery next door also. Friendly owners, clean restrooms and slow wifi. Common areas with tv and hammocks. Paid 25bzd including electric using an extension cord from palapa area.

good place to stay when you go to the ATM caves, the location is average, power expensive (but we didnt know, therefore we got it for half price)

As mentioned below except we paid 10bz for power as we wanted to run our AC at night. Good Wi-Fi. we also booked our ATM tour thru Francisco here with Luis as the guide and it was very good. Pd $85us pp.

Nice spot close to town..$10blz pp

nice and cheap camping. but, due to the fact that it's in the middle of town, pretty noisy. still 5 US p P p N. Electricity is 2,50US extra.

great little camping spot. it's 10bz per person to camp and another 5bz for electric and 5bz for water. the electric is by the palapa and the water is at another point, so it's not a true rv park in that sense. but you can easily run a power cord from the palapa to your site. lots of space for tent campers as well. great staff and farmers market is close. wifi was dependable for not super fast. good spot

Clean, beautiful, and flat campground within walking distance of downtown San Ignacio! Right across the street from a giant produce market open 7 days/week. Wifi, showers, kitchen, electricity and water hookup

Nice grassy campground right in San Ignacio. Clean restrooms and showers, wi-fi, kitchen. Hangout area under a palapa. Cabins also available.

Nice place to stay.
Friendly owners, grassy fields, shade from Palapas, clean bathrooms.

Very nice campground with clean showers and restrooms. WiFi is available and there is a nice palapa to hangout. BZ$20

Highly recommended campground. Very nice owner! Clean bathrooms and wifi+electricity

Super petit camping 10$b par personne Wc douche a cote du centre ville possibilite de faire la cuisine au feu de bois

great place, great location. We stayed here on and off for a total of 2 weeks while our van was being worked on at Mad Dog Motors. Organized a great ATM tour with the most informative guide (Luis).

A small campsite. $5 us a night. clean and staff are friendly. toilets and showers.

$10 BZD per person per night. Agree with all other posts except the one from claudio.bauer.

Great place to overnight before crossing border. Nice green grass, hammocks (TV too!) picnic tables. Hot showers, fast WiFi. Frank and Javier are great to help with anything. Pretty quiet at night. $10BZ per person.

Havier Frank and Vincent were great offering excellent service and friendly advise we had good internet nice shade good power at 5 blz extra great location clean amenities the park is close to all we needed

Frank was helpful. Walkable to market and town. Nice covered hammock area.

B$10/person nice bathrooms with flush toilets but cold showers. Very close to town and across street from farmer's market.

Our stay at Mana Kai was just great. We passed it coming through town and decided to give it a shot (had not hear of ioverlander before;))

The owner is very friendly, the showers simple but clean and the wifi works perfect. The market and town center are just around the corner and the biggest plus is the smell of freshly baked bread from the french bakery next door:)

Nice camp ground, very friendly, we paid $10bzd per person including electric!

10/bze for 2 + child in a van. Fast internet. Clean bathrooms. Nice staff. Very convenient location just a 2min walk to town. Nice hammock/common area.

10 Belize per person and included everything like wifi and plug into outlet at common area. Friendly staff and owner. It is very secure with someone always here and if they haven't seen you they will make sure you are supposed to be here. Dog friendly. We felt very welcome

Friends paid 3 days ago 10 USD, all included. Today the owner asked 10 USD just to park. For WiFi, electricity, even for water fill up you have to pay ALL EXTRA! We did not feel welcome at all, the owner was rude to us. We left without staying there. At Ingleewood we were out of town, but very welcome.

Nice place! Owner gave us sweet lemons and Suriname cherries. A little loud because it was Friday night. $10 belize/per person.

Owner and employees are super friendly. Paid 10 bz p/p. for camping. Cabins available for rent for 60 BZ Wifi, hammocks, covered palapa area.

We were greeted by Xavier, the owner who said to make ourselves at home. Very friendly, and receptive to overlanders. He said we could park anywhere we like. There was a place to plug in at the palapa. Hammock are provided. Clean restrooms with showers. We happened to stay the night of the Belize National Day holiday, so there ws lots of activities, including a parade. There was one dog when we originally arrived, but friendly. Excellent location in the middle of town, across from the market. Free wifi available, but not real steady. Digicell signal was very strong. Walking distance to good food, and convenience stores. Excellent location for crossing the border to or from Gautemala.

Mana Kai offers camping and cabins in San Ignacio. Clean toilets and showers. Camping is on a large grassy field. There is a palapa with hammocks, tables and chairs where you can get power with a long cord. Walking distance to town.

Cabanas and camping. This is near central San Ignacio, so you can walk into town from the camp site. There is wifi, a kitchen area, bathrooms, and a big grassy field. Some construction was going on while we were here. Rumor was that a pool will be built soon. Owner is super friendly. Ask him about anything and he will try to accommodate you.

- 10 BZD per person
- decent bathrooms with warm showers and flushing toilets
- electricity
- slow wi-fi available at the office, does not reach the campsites because of a broken router, but normally it should
- large palapa with concrete floor and couple of hamakas, that is often occupied by two small resident dogs
- in walking distance to the "main" street, ideal if you want to go to a tour that starts early in the morning
- a bit noisy - there is a karaoke bar nearby that plays music into the night and a market that plays music since the early morning

Nice camping in San Ignacio. In the very near a beautiful river and the market. Taste 10B $ / person including water & electricity. Has hammocks and a covered parking space. Was clean and had good showers. (Cold) Only the people were a little weird. The old owner we did not see, but her daughter did funny when we wanted to wash clothes. My brother is an alcoholic and sometimes hangs around in camping. We were watching us something that we have here during the day but not so his rest, but it was pretty cheap.

Very nice campground with beautiful cabins and clean rooms also available, right next to San Ignacio market. Clean bathrooms, cold showers, free fast wifi, electricity.

Price: 20B/night.