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Green Iguana Conservation Project

Address: San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 824-2034
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in San Ignacio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: The Project is a continuous effort that aims to conserve and look after the endangered Green Iguana...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: The Project is a continuous effort that aims to conserve and look after the endangered Green Iguana species in Belize. The hatchery uses interactive exhibits and programs to help educate and create awareness among international and local visitors. Here, you are given the opportunity mingle with these wonderful reptiles and also, learn the about the incubation, hatching, rearing, and releasing process

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My last day I was left without any tours to go on. So I decided to go see the iguanas. Others on some trips had raved about it. I liked how they put iguanas all over you and took your picture. The hotel also allows you to pay $10 (I think it was in BZ) to hang out by the... More 

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Morehead City, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Loved this. Got to touch the iguanas and had 10 of them on my head! Learned quite a bit about the green iguanas. A small scale, up close and personal experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Great way to while away an hour. Friendly knowledgeable staff and laid back lizards. We are now constantly in the lookout for iguanas! Definitely worth a visit.

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Albuquerque NM
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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Enjoyed my time at the Project tremendously. All healthy and happy iguanas eager to eat out of my hands. Found the background and information provided very interesting and quite successful. I would like to comment about the Golden Orb spiders there. The guide did point out the one that is inside in the younger iguana's section before we approached just... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My 2 boys loved this place... The guide was excellent and it wasn't too expensive compared to some of the other options in Belize

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's true: some people in Belize eat iguanas, especially the eggs as an afphrodisia. The green igiana conservation center tries to educate people and conserve the iguanas by a breeeding program, after which they set them free into the wild. Our guide Umberto was really informative about explaining and let us show and hold the iguanas. At first it feels... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The iguanas liked us. If you have every wanted to hold baby iguanas, this is the place. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting, and he could answer every questions about these adorable animals.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very sweet story as well as a sweet lil place to come visit and check out all the hard work theses folks have been giving the iguanas! It is worth every minute to stop and hold some iguanas and listen to a bit of the reason behind the operation.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family and I were staying at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel and ended up visiting the Green Iguana Conservation Project after it was recommended by another family we met on a tour to Tikal. The tours are scheduled every hour and cost US $9 per person. We went in the morning, which did not seem to be a super... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The $9 you pay support their efforts to increase the population of green iguanas. They let you hold the baby iguanas and they climb all over you. Really fun.

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