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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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A great way to spend a few hours. Tour the beautiful hotel grounds then take a quick stroll to the iguana house. Our guide gave a brief and informative talk (answering all our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Trinity, Texas
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Trinity, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend a few hours. Tour the beautiful hotel grounds then take a quick stroll to the iguana house. Our guide gave a brief and informative talk (answering all our questions) before we went in. We got to hold and feed several of the bigger iguanas. Then we moved into the "nursery" with the smaller ones. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was a fun activity to do in San Ignacio. It is in a hotel at the top of a hill and you buy the tickets at the front desk. We did have to wait a while and the staff at the front desk were a bit rude if you were not a guest, but the young men who ran... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is heartening that these people are working to help keep the population of iguanas from dwindling in Belize. The enclosure is clean and well-kept and the iguanas look happy. If you wear green, prepare to have an iguana jump on you as if you were a tree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very cool, totally different to anything I'd ever done up to this point. Holding the iguanas and have them crawl up and down us was a surreal experience. Nigel, our guide, was wonderful and really enhanced the experience. He was very knowledgeable, funny and patient, and willing to help with all of our questions and picture requests! Pro tip: go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really enjoyed learning about the project and purpose behind it; very informative tour guide (Nigel). He showed us how to hold iguanas correctly and helped us feed them. Cute little creatures :-).

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Eastvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Never thought I could like an Iguana until visiting the Project, learning more about them, holding and feeding them :)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Educational as well as fun and interesting, get to be up close and personal with these awesome creatures. The keeper was very informative. Loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great afternoon feeding the Iguanas and learning about there ways, excellent to be allowed to handle them. great value too.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We loved seeing and holding the iguanas! Our guide was knowledgable and excited to tell us everything he knew about the iguanas (including their names and personalities). Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nice to understand a bit more about the iguanas and learn a bit more about the project. Our guide Nigel was really enthusiastic and told us a lot about the iguanas. Fun to hold and feed them

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