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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great time with the iguanas - they let you hold them, and encourage the iguanas to climb all over you. Our 1.5 year old LOVED seeing them up close and personal (and most of all on Dad's head!) Learned a lot about iguanas too.

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Cayo District
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

After visiting the Maya ruins at at Xunantunich then later at Cahal Pech above San Ignacio Town (western Belize, Central America) a great next stop is at the San Ignacio Hotel' Iguana Conservation Project. The hotel's fancy marble entrance should not side track your iguana interest since the Iguana breeding area is on the river side of the hotel's back... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Fantastic, Gomez is awesome! Our guide was very nice and helpful and the hotel is spectacular to see.

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Eddy was our guide at the Iguana Conservatory. It costs $6 US per person to tour. Eddy was a lot of fun letting us hold Gomez (the biggest iguana) and telling us all about iguanas and the conservatory program. We also got to feed the iguanas Chaya leaves and bananas. Tours begin on the hour from 8am-4pm. Call ahead to... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This tour was out of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Eddy was incredibly knowledgable and allowed us to hold the iguanas (only if you want to). Very interesting tour.

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Valdosta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were the only two people on the tour...the guide was incredibly knowledgeable as he is the person who takes care of these amazing creatures. They are currently working to expand the enclosure. And eggs are currently being incubated. I highly recommend this tour!!

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Huge thanks to Eddie for being such a great guide! He made the tour interesting & fun. We decided to give the tour a shot based on reviews & I was really happy we did. It was very informative & good entertainment. We walked up there from our hotel on Burns Ave. It wasn't all that far. I strongly recommend... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

At a facility adjacent to San Ignacio Hotel, they are nurturing about 50 young iguanas. Visitors can learn about them and one of the big ones (named Gomez) enjoys being held. Very interesting.

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Panorama, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

What an experience. We had a private guided tour of the Iguana Conservation Centre. We all got a chance to meet Gomez and hold many of the other Iguana's. It was a unique and fabulous experience for the kids

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Cornwall, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Tough to add much to all the positive reviews, we had a great experience here in this iguana commune. We learned much about the iguana's & gained a greater appreciation of these creatures. Our guide Eddie was very informative,we could have stayed longer if we didn't haxe to catch our shuttle to BC. This is a highly recommended stop for... More 

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