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Iguanario Archundia

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Address: Manzanillo, Mexico

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iguanas everywhere

A fellow started out with a couple of iguanas for rehabilitation and now has over 300! They are usually seen up in the trees until it's feeding time and then they come down in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2016
OntarioTravellers2
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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was taking a photo of an iguana sleeping in the tree, and it fell about eight feet to ground. It just shook itself and waddled back and climbed another. Wish I had shot a video! That is after I stopped laughing. The Iguanas can be seen up in the trees from the street, but you can make a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit.. very large and everywhere. .. we showed right and feeding time. After leaving we could now spot them everywhere now knowing what to look for.

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Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A fellow started out with a couple of iguanas for rehabilitation and now has over 300! They are usually seen up in the trees until it's feeding time and then they come down in a hurry. They are huge and colorful and make great photo ops! He also has some birds in cages, raccoons and other animals.

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place. The iguanas are huge and free. Climbing trees and making noise. Very nice! And you choose how much to pay😄

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

OK, it is not the San Diego zoo. However the iguanas are dripping off the trees, and, some how, seem to know not to go out of the junkyard, err, sanctuary. Seems like the local grocers donate spoiled green goods to the cause, the iguanas are not picky and are pretty OK with us humans hanging around. There are a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We took the local bus into town to visit this establishment. Once we actually found it, alas! It was closed. Unfortunately, there were no times posted on the gate. That said, our walk down Ave Mexico was enjoyable and I would return to Manzanillo just to go shoe shopping on that street. Also, there was a canal next to the... More 

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

It's totally worth going to look at if you go downtown Manzanillo. Its a nice walk and doesn't take very long to see.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

I have never seen so many iguanas. We just pulled up next to the sanctuary and got out to take pictures of them. More than a dozen in just one tree and they were big. This is not something that you would spend even an hour at but it was really cool and great for photos.

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Penticton, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I recommend that everyone visit, There are hundreds of iguanas and my only regret is that I don't speak enough Spanish, I feel we would have learned so much more.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This place is amazing. First of all it is free! But please, make a donation. It is well worth keeping this little gem accessible to the public. Try to get there at noon like we did as they hand feed the iguanas bananas and cabbage. The address is on a street called 21 de Marzo, but it is more easily... More 

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