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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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Interesting tour

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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San Ignacio, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with a fellow couchsurfer we had a great time, very cool. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at the hotel so this was an easy visit for us. The Iguanas are in a small enclosure just down from the Hotel on the hotel grounds. The project takes in hurt or rescued Iguanas and tries to rehabilitate them and release them back into the wild. On the tour you can touch the Iguanas, have them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is so cool. You get to be up, close and personal with the Iguanas. Very glad that we were able to support this conservation project. Must visit.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here on our 'day off' in San Ignacio. They have tours on the hour during the day, we took the tour with another couple so it was only 4 people. It was great, very informative and took several good pics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really fun hour spent handling, feeding and petting the iguanas. Within walking distance of most of San Ignacio. The guide was really informative, and it was great to hear about the conservation efforts. A great activity for a short morning or afternoon in San Ignacio! Worth the US $9!

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating up close look with these big reptiles. A visit to the iguana nursery was also very interesting. Might sound kitschy, but it wasn't at all. A highlight of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only did the kids have a great time, but this was also highly educational. The green iguana is highly prized for both their eggs and to eat. Funds from this tour go to help preserve the population by reintroducing mature ones back into the wild. However this only happens in areas where there green iguana project has had an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have the tour to ourselves. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and definitely cared about these amazing creatures. Very hands on, and enjoyable for all ages.

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Cristo Rey, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our parents here as it is one of the less strenuous activities available for the 'young at heart.' And we had just as much fun as they did! We learned a lot about iguanas and did get to have them crawl all over us - but that's not a requirement.

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