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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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Educational and interesting!

Worth the uphill walk in 40 degree Celsius weather! Caught a tour at the right time with only 4 people in total with us. Coming from a country where these creatures aren't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Worth the uphill walk in 40 degree Celsius weather! Caught a tour at the right time with only 4 people in total with us. Coming from a country where these creatures aren't native we found the tour both educational and interesting!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The place is a short walk (uphill) from the centre of San Ignacio. Our tour guide Nigel was very knowledgable and had a good sense of humour. The whole tour took just under 45 minutes and cost $18 BD each. We visited two enclosures - in the first one you get to feed the bigger iguanas, the second one holds... More 

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Winchester, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A nice little stop on our way to the water taxi. My daughter has a bearded dragon as a pet so this had special interest to us. Learned a lot about the iguanas and the work being done there. We could hold and feed them.

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Kula, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great on grounds get close to iguanas way to spend an hour . Very knowledgable and friendly tour guide, reasonably priced, learning and fun for kids. Good pictures.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Thought that this was over priced... This is in context to the conditions the iguanas live in and the care they seem to be getting. They eat leaves - which are abundant in the area. ;-)

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Trinity-2011, Marketing Manager at Green Iguana Conservation Project, responded to this review

Hello JDP-JED, Thank you for visiting and supporting the Green Iguana Conservation Project. I am sorry you felt the $9.00 fee was too pricey for a visit with our lovely Iguanas. While you are correct that the specie are herbivores and leaves are plentiful in the area that is not the only cost associated with running this project. The Iggy's... More 

La Palma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You learn all about iguanas and get to pet, hold them, or let them crawl on you. They're so ugly that they're cute! Glad we stopped for a visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This tour was part of our package as we stayed at the hotel, and it was fun seeing the iguanas up close, even though I chose not to touch them. I enjoyed the medicinal tour they offered much more.

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An experience your family will remember. We fed and held multiple iguanas. They are very interactive. If you get nervous having reptiles crawl on you then just wait outside. Spend about an hour there. It is directly behind the casino. You get the tickets at the desk in the hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable for such a young man. he took us around the grounds of the hotel and was delightfully kind and patient and humorous. definitely a "must do" when in belize even if it means being swamped by baby iguanas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

As they call them in Belize, Guana, they are beautiful prehistoric creatures, very gentle in nature and harbivores worth every minute you spend on this tour, especially if you have kids they will appreciate it even more. Our group had 10 boys and it was amazing to just watch them interact with the iguanas. The smiles on their faces was... More 

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Address: San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 824-2034
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo  >  San Ignacio

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