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Green Iguana Conservation Project

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Address: San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 824-2034
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Description: The Project is a continuous effort that aims to conserve and look after...
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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This is a really fun activity to do when you have an hour to spare in San Ignacio. With a young and enthusiastic guide you learn everything there is to know about iguanas and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a really fun activity to do when you have an hour to spare in San Ignacio. With a young and enthusiastic guide you learn everything there is to know about iguanas and you can touch them and take pictures. Meanwhile you're supporting a good cause. Don't forget to have a drink in the hotel bar before or after... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The Green Iguana Conservation Project is located in the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, if I can remember correctly they give the tours every hour so try to be before the top of the hour to pay for your fees and register :) The tour is not very long, you will be taken for a walk around the hotel grounds then... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Where else can you experience an iguana selecting you as their new friend? Guide had a very positive vibe. He made the visit really fun.

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Manchester, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this. Our guide, Bert (Umberto) was great--really nice guy. Unfortunately he's leaving and we gather the operation is in a state of flux. Our teenage kids loved having the iguanas crawl on them. The tour is really just a very short walk on the hotel grounds to a couple of large enclosures that house the iguanas. The guide... More 

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Northfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Such a great tour with great young energetic tour guide. It was one of the first things we did in Belize and it was awesome. Perfect for kids!

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very fun and informative. I left feeling like I learned a lot about iguanas and you get to hold and feed them too!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've never held an iguana before, bit during this visit I held and fed several iguanas (big ones and babies). Was able to learn a little more about these super interesting animals and really enjoyed the experience. The guide was really passionate about what he does, which made it that much better!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Check out this place quick. Apparently the program is changing and long term employees moving on. Umberto, a lovely young man was our tour guide and told us all about program as well as his imminent departure. This program aims at preserving the green iguana population which locals like to dine on (females only). They pile a bunch of adults... More 

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This is interesting and educational. I absolutely loved feeling and petting the iguanas. It's a "must see" for everyone.

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Vaughan, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was such an experience. We arrived just as the tour was leaving so the lady at the desk escorted us to meet them. The guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The iguanas looked really well cared for the adults were the ones we saw first them you go in to see the babies. we were also able to feed... More 

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