Tropical Education Center | Established Campground



Last Visited: almost 3 years ago
GPS: 17.360490, -88.544600
Altitude: 0.0 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: No
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Closest place to stay by the Belize Zoo. Good place to camp, brand new bathrooms with gigantic showers and covered picnic tables. Lots of people stay here in the cabins to do the night tour of the zoo. We went during the day and saw everything but the spider monkeys. Electricity available only in the office.


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We came just arrived here with our van. We could camp at the parking for 34 Belize. Hmmm we didn’t like to sleep on a parking without anything.
You can not enter with your car to the pool anymore

Nice place to stay for one or two nights. Close to the Belize zoo. Very clean showers and toilets.

The manager was super friendly and let me stay as bicycle tourist for free because of low season. The area is super nice for camping. The pool is good, you have some banks and table and the bathrooms are super big and modern as described. Would definitely recommend it. Camping 8 bz the night.

As described; Nice area next to the zoo with nice common areas with water/tea/coffee all the time. We camped next to the pool area with our truck with RTT. The woman at the office wanted to have 5US $ for the pool. We left to the zoo and came back after it and paid the camping fee to another guy, he said that it doesn't cost any money to use the pool... Anyway it's a nice and quit stay! A bit expensive with 34 BZ $ for 2 people.

17,5$ belizien par personne pour la nuit. Nous avons négocié ce prix pour 2 personnes et un chien. C’est un simple parking sans ombre et le site n’est pas fermé mais sous vidéo surveillance. Depuis le parking vous avez accès à l’électricité seulement avec une rallonge de 15/20 mètres, ce dont nous ne disposions pas. Douche et toilettes. L’accès au wifi est seulement dans la zone office et restaurant, mais il est correct. Des boissons sont comprises dans le prix (café, thé, eau, jus d’orange). Les petites randonnées sont quelconques et trop proche de la route. Le staff est très sympa.
En dépannage pour une nuit...

Good place for a night in the parking. Near bathroom with hot and clean showers. Swimming pool is quite nice. 8,75 bz per adult free for kids.

nous sommes restés 2 nuits
piscine fermée car semaine saintes
endroit sympa au milieu des oiseaux perroquets etc ...
grande bibliothèque au frais
restaurant excellent wiffi eau potable compris dans le prix ils nous ont offert un 20l gratis .

Just stopped for one night. Worth the stop. Good hiking trails, hot showers, electricity available with a long cord. GPS coordinates were for old entrance from rear, no longer used, entrance is off main highway, proper coordinates are; 17.36049, -88.54460. Which have now been updated.

Beautiful quiet place to stay a little longer. The staff ist so nice and helpful and make your stay really comfortable. We have a small camper van and could camp next to the pool. Clean and good working facilities, shower is hot! Internet works great. Lots of birds to see and the trails are short and easy with different vegetation. 35,- BZ for two people in a camper. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner also available. Drinking water, tea, coffee available for free the whole day. We loved this place!

A nice place, worth spending a little more time beyond just sleeping. Drove overv after the zoo. They have several hiking trails. We checked in at the office with Juan Carlos and told him we had visited the zoo that day and he didn't charge us for breakfast the next morning.
Parked next to the pool.
Once the WiFi started working in the office/dining area it was great.

35 belize dollars pour un couple ,ne pas prendre le chemin indiqué par gps , suivre panneau bleu sur le bord de la route ...

Nice place, same price. Very fast wifi, clean pool away any mosquitos or flies, very great shower, friendly people and very good wifi around the office and in the dining room. A few little hikes to do for stretch your legs if you want. Perfectly located for the zoo. Do not follow, the entrance is now on the highway, after the zoo on the right if you come from Belmopan.

The place is entirely based around animals conservacy / observation.
The zoo only has injurys or ancient pet animal that saved and can't live in wild. So it's more than a simple zoo, they really teach you about conservation! The night tour defenetly worth it!
By the way...the hot shower...after a month without hot shower?! Oh... Ahah.
Stay free

Lovely spot. Hot, clean showers. We parked next to the pool, I think because no one else was around, so it was super peaceful waking up to hear only birds. The zoo night tour was really interesting, definitely recommend it! This place will drive you to the zoo for the tour at 7pm.

Paid $34.50Bzd for two people, two dogs, electrical and truck camper. Parking lot camping and run 50ft to plug in. Hot showers. Clean toilets. Nice trails. Some road noise but a fan covered it. A new swimming pool. Dining room with free water and coffee. Let them know if you want meals. Also have Cabañas and a great tent area. Very nice people here.

Sylvia und Paul: You camp in the parking lot and You pay 17,44 Belize Dollars per person per night.

Beautiful property.

Truck camping is in parking lot which is a little too bad.

Great facilities ; toilets, shower.

Cold beer in bar. Didn't eat here.

Nocturnal zoo tour was fun.

A few short hikes on property.

Uli 15.01.17
Schotterplaz. kleiner Parkplatz 25m Stromkabel zum Waschhaus. Saubere Toilettenanlage warme Dusche. 17,35 Bz $ Wifi im Speiseraum

The facility's are very nice. Best shower of our entire trip. Hot, good pressure and private space that's dry to get dressed in. We never visited the Zoo but saw a nice amount of wild life during our 4 nights stay...still waiting on our mail in Belize City. Staff is very nice, and meals are responsible priced. No good food store near by so we ran out of supplies and ate there twice. Food was ok. Free coffee, tea, and drinking water. There are a couple short hiking trails we took our dog on. There is a pond with turtles, fish and a small crocodile named pirate due to him missing an eye. I highly recommend this place for a night or two. Camping in your car is as others said. We hooked up to electricity for no extra charge. We have 50 meters of extention cord and barely made it to the plug, but we did. 8.75 usd per person to camp.

Warm showers, good toilets. For power you need at least 25m cable.
They charge $8.75USD per person.

Just a note, electricity is available (no extra cost) if you've got a long extension cord and park as close to the bathrooms as possible (while still being in the parking lot). Our son had no problems with his tent, but he's got a cot, too. All gravel. A few bugs. Some fun trails full of birds.

Very little shade and lots of no-see-ums and Doctor flies when we stayed in late May. The bathrooms nearby were nice.

perfect place to stay when you want to visit the zoo, neat site with the best showers since a very loooong time, great paths to walk the dog, nice staff, wifi at restaurant

Big rig friendly. 20 mins to walk to the zoo. Wifi ok at restaurant.

Nice area, it's a pity that campers must stay in the parking lot and are not allowed to enter the campground. Very clean sanitaries with hot showers! WiFi only in the restaurant available. 17.44 USD/night for two.

RV type vehicles must now stay in the car park which is not very picturesque and without much shade. Price is now Bel$ 16. The showers and toilets are very good with hot water.

17.44bzd per person to camp + 18bzd per person for dinner. Facilities good but only tents (no vehicles) allowed on the grass now. We had to put our roof tent up in a new gravel car park.

We rented a cabana for 151B$ for a dopple inclusive Dinner and Breakfast, camping is no good anymore for tents. The have just made the parkinglot new with gravel, but it is very well possilble 17/person

Nice grassy lawn for camping, but beware of big spiders! Clean, hot showers and large sinks for washing dishes. Breakfast and dinner was also available ($6US and $8US, respectively).

Great spot. Very quiet. We stayed here after tubing.

Beautiful peaceful meadow area with many animals

Price: $ 11.00

Very nice facility, good to stay overnight. Toilets and showers available. WiFi. Quiet. overnight B $ 10 -

From the north, turn left just before the Belize Zoo, left, well signposted.

Closest place to stay by the Belize Zoo. Good place to camp, brand new bathrooms with gigantic showers and covered picnic tables. Lots of people stay here in the cabins to do the night tour of the zoo. We went during the day and saw everything but the spider monkeys. Electricity available only in the office.

Everything you would expect from a nice place to stay : covered picnic tables; clean new bathrooms; powerful hot showers; (Very slow) free WIFI at the Office; some beautiful trails.

just a couple of km's from the Zoo which costs $ 30 BZ entrance fee per person, however the money is worth it. Close to the Zoo is another, beautiful place to stay, the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, however, they ask BZ $ 15 / person plus tax.

(Originally $ 10.90 BZ / person)