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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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Great little tour!

This tour was a great stop during our day around San Ignacio. The tour guide was very knowledgable. We were able to hold and feed the iguanas! Not good for children who scare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was a great stop during our day around San Ignacio. The tour guide was very knowledgable. We were able to hold and feed the iguanas! Not good for children who scare easily but a 4 year old staying at the same lodge as us loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every hour a guided tour starts from the lobby of the San Ignacio hotel (latest starts at 5pm). Enthusiastic caretaker who can tell a lot about the creatures. Really photogenic animals. Tip: apply insect repellant before starting the tour!

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Thank Thijs W
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The visit to the Green Iguana Conservation Project at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel (usually available on the hour for a small fee) is a must for both kids and adults. What you learn about iguana's and their role in the region is a excellent lesson on the environment and the relationship between people and other creatures. And the personal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We weren't initially planning on visiting the Green Iguana Conservation Project but we decided to go. I was very fun to see that many iguanas in one place, get to feed the iguanas and to learn more about them. This would be fun with kids.

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Thank Cecelia V
Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside of the beautiful San Ignacio hotel and for a fee of $9.00 you get to see and carry mature and juvenile iguanas. Everyone enjoyed it and especially a hit among kids 8-12 although the adults can really enjoy the experience as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun thing for our son. He loved having the iguanas crawl all over his head and feeding them. The iguanas are actually lovely to look at. We went late in the day so it was quite hot, and a little buggy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an iguana enclosure (habitat) at the San Ignacio Hotel at which they conduct tours and lectures about the critters. It lasts about an hour during which the iguanas are crawling all around you or even on you. Quite frankly, it did not do anything for me. It was OK but I would not go out of my way... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nigel (our guide, and caretaker for the project) REALLLY loves his Green Iguanas!! These older ones are very tame, and it was the first time I have been up close. (And handled them) Not really great to "pet", but it was a great opportunity to learn a bit more "up close and personal" Our group had two veterinary students, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend an hour of your time! We got to hold the iguanas, feed them with leaves, and hang out with both the older and younger ones as well as a bunch of babies. We had a super friendly guide!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to donate money the the Iguana Project, then go for it! Otherwise you may want to save your money. Kids might like it. It is like a five minute zoo experience. Nice but we could have done without.

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