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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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The Project is a continuous effort that aims to conserve and look after the...

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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Fascinating creatures

GICP is a great way to see iguanas up close - even feed and hold them. They rehab iguanas and release them if possible. Nigel gives a super "tour". The hotel also offers a great... read more

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

GICP is a great way to see iguanas up close - even feed and hold them. They rehab iguanas and release them if possible. Nigel gives a super "tour". The hotel also offers a great early morning bird watching experience - led by Nigel. The San Ignacio Resort hotel is a wonderful hotel with a relaxing pool and veranda and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our kids' favorite part was posing for pictures with 12 Iguanas crawling on them. Our guide knew everything there was to know about the Iguanas, but I think he had given the tour too many times and was a little burned out. We had to ask a lot of questions to get information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun to feed the animals and learn about the green iguana project. The guide was passionate and knowledgable. The animals are released if possible so that's a good thing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very inexpensive and such a cool experience to be up close and personal with these creatures. Nigel was our guide and you can tell he loves these animals and his job!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like reptiles and especially iguanas, then you gotta go to the Green Iguana Conservation Project. It was not a super large exhibit, but you get to help conserve the iguanas and you get to have one or two+ on your shoulder or head. You go into/thru the San Ignacio Resort Hotel where you pay and pickup your 'tour'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really nice visit to the Iguana Conservation Project. Our group was only 6 total making for a very personal visit. Our Guide did a great job explaining the purpose of the Project and the life of an Iguana.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a highlight seeing all the Iguanas and learning a bit about them. It was touching to see how in addition to breeding and releasing the Iguanas that they care for some that had anomalies and/or disabilities and likely wouldn't make it out in the wild. This attraction was a highlight especially with the 16-25 yr olds- some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour was fun, Abdan was so knowledgeable and friendly. Very dedicated to the project. We had 3 Iguanas on us at one time which was scary but cute. Abdan explained to us the work being done on the project which was very impressive. I would recommend this to all visitors to San Ignacio. Fees are minimal and goes to the... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was after Hurricane Earl paid the srea a visit. The site was vlosed down but because we were staying at the resort they gave us a special tour. Very informative anout the rehabilitation and the lease efforts practised by the site. We all had an opportunity to handle and feed the Iguanas. Worth the trip and very efucational!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting project they have. They had approx. 60 adult iguanas which you get to interact with (hold and watch) and then a separate room with lots of babies.

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