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Address: Manzanillo, Mexico
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I lots of iguanas.

I have never seen so many iguanas. We just pulled up next to the sanctuary and got out to take pictures of them. More than a dozen in just one tree and they were big. This is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
scamith
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen so many iguanas. We just pulled up next to the sanctuary and got out to take pictures of them. More than a dozen in just one tree and they were big. This is not something that you would spend even an hour at but it was really cool and great for photos.

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Thank scamith
Penticton, BC
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72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend that everyone visit, There are hundreds of iguanas and my only regret is that I don't speak enough Spanish, I feel we would have learned so much more.

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1 Thank marcandkath
Palm Springs, California
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This place is amazing. First of all it is free! But please, make a donation. It is well worth keeping this little gem accessible to the public. Try to get there at noon like we did as they hand feed the iguanas bananas and cabbage. The address is on a street called 21 de Marzo, but it is more easily... More 

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1 Thank Randall W
Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Iguanas as big as cocker spanielas . Also Mex. racoons etc.Incredible. Leave a good donation - keep this going !

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Thank Trina K
Manzanillo, Mexico
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91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Let's be honest, there is not a lot in old Mazanillo. All guests want to go there and after many years, this is the only thing I still enjoy every time. Take your camera!

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Thank Polinero1
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the iguanario while in Manzanillo for a few days and were blown away by the amount of iguanas there! It's incredible. They are well taken care of and the staff is very friendly. We got to see them be fed and learned about the species a bit from Pedro. There are other animals there as well. The... More 

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Thank Ash8557
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You must go here! It was SO fun! My son is 8 and he loved it! Me too! I was so impressed the owners take such great care of these Iguanas and give them such great care!

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Thank lisaraine7
Okotoks, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have visited the Iguanario several of times over the past four years and have always been amazed with the variety of Iguanas to see and yes, "interact" with. Of course, we have never touched an iguana here, but they are definitely close enough, but to be honest they look like little dinosaurs. The absolute best part of the entire... More 

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Thank Krystof L
Edmonton
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

If you look Iguanas, you will love this family run santuary/zoo in Manzanillo. Free to the public, just give to donation. You will learn lots. Although it helps if you know some spanish.

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1 Thank Lisa M
Clearwater, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a small sanctuary for iguanas (and a few other animals) just on the edge of the downtown area of Manzanillo. You won't believe how many different sizes/types/colors there are. It is right along a city street about a block long so you can just walk up and see them right from the sidewalk.

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