Green Iguana Conservation Project

Green Iguana Conservation Project

Green Iguana Conservation Project
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, 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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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon Tour of the Iguanas
    We lucked out here and got a private tour as no one was on the tour besides us. Tours run every hour, on the hour, and last just under sixty minutes. Very much educational and a hands on tour with us having the ability to touch, hold and feed the endangered iguanas. You will also have the ability to feed them.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us at the Green Iguana Conservation Project. We're thrilled to hear you had a private and enriching tour! Our team takes great pride in offering educational and interactive experiences, enabling our visitors to learn about the endangered iguanas. Your support and participation in this conservation effort mean the world to us, as it plays an essential role in protecting these beautiful creatures. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable visit in the future! Best Regards, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
    Written July 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Beneaththeskies
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom298 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit!
    Spent a couple of hours here as we had lunch because we had a while to wait for the next tour. We walked here from cabal peche and then walked into San Ignacio after the tour - you don’t need to have transport wait for you. Extremely worthwhile cause and a very informative visit. Got to hold the iguanas which they keep in captivity (because they can’t be released) and also saw their breeding programme and the next set about to be released.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the Green Iguana Conservation Project and for sharing your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you found your visit informative and worthwhile. Your support for our cause is invaluable, and we're thrilled that you had the opportunity to engage with our iguana breeding program. Walking the path from Cahal Pech Maya Ruins to San Ignacio Town adds a special touch to the whole experience, and we hope you enjoyed every bit of it. We hope to see you again soon, and once again, thank you for your kind words and support. Warm regards, Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
    Written August 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Michele B
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved everything about the tour, the work and the iguanas
    A wonderful educational tour, beautiful environment and such important work. Our guide was passionate about the iguanas, the urgent need to save them from the endangered list and sharing his knowledge. After seeing some adults in the wild over the years and being captivated, being up close with the iguanas themselves was really a special treat. Spending a bit of time with the young ones was unusual, for me anyway, given I've never seen the young ones in the wild. I encourage everyone to go for a visit
    We're thrilled you enjoyed the tour and appreciated the passion behind our work with the iguanas. It's wonderful to hear that being close to both the adult and young iguanas was a special experience for you. Thank you for supporting our conservation efforts and encouraging others to visit. We hope to see you again! Best, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
    Written February 20, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2024
  • Emily S
    Renton, Washington12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the Love of Iguanas!
    If you like reptiles, and even if you don’t, this is a great tour. Rodolpho, our guide, is very knowledgeable and his obvious regard for animal conservationism shines through. Iguanas have become an endangered species, because of humans, and thankfully the hotel is committed to this cause. It is not a government project, but a private one, with individuals who care. We learned a lot on this tour, including the biology of iguanas, but the best part was getting to hold baby iguanas! What a treat!
    We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour and found it educational and engaging. Rodolpho's passion for iguanas and conservation truly makes the experience unique. It's great to know you appreciated our commitment to saving these magnificent creatures. Thank you for recognizing the importance of our private conservation efforts. We hope your visit has inspired a continued interest in reptile conservation. Warm regards, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
    Written February 20, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 6, 2024
  • SarahCNInSeattle
    Seattle, Washington31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iggy Hotel
    Charming, 1-hour tour operated out of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. You learn a lot about iguanas and the conservation efforts in Belize. You can also hold some of the little ones! Ticket cost helps cover the effort, so don’t be surprised. (They also gave us a 10% off coupon for the resort restaurant, which we didn’t end up using).
    We're glad you found our tour charming and educational! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed learning about iguana conservation and had the chance to interact with the younger iguanas. Your support through ticket purchases directly aids our conservation efforts, and we're thankful for it. Sorry to hear you couldn't use the restaurant coupon, but we hope it adds value for future guests. Thanks for joining us and supporting our cause! Best, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
    Written February 20, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 10, 2024
  • Christine S
    29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute but not a must see unless with kids
    It was cute and an easy way to pass time but not a must see for adults. It involved learning about iguanas (the changing sexes thing was interesting) and seeing them up close and petting them and getting to hold the babies. It was not a bad tour just not the best thing we did. I would not do again unless it was just to pass time between other activities (which is what we did).
    Thank you for visiting the Green Iguana Conservation Project! We appreciate your honest feedback, and we're glad to hear you found the experience cute and a nice way to pass some time. While we understand the tour might not be everyone's highlight, we value the opportunity to educate visitors of all ages about these fascinating reptiles and their conservation. It's always interesting to hear what visitors find most engaging, so we appreciate you mentioning the changing sexes aspect. We hope you enjoyed your overall time in Belize and the other activities you were able to experience. Sincerely, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
    Written March 25, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
  • Kyla L
    Victoria, Canada31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour, knowledgeable guide
    Beautiful hotel, wonderful conservation efforts! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, he even made a point of seeking out the howler money who lives in the area for us to see. We saw two types of iguanas and even got to hold one. The price for this tour was only about $10 USD each and a portion of the proceeds go towards the work they are doing to protect the green iguanas. The tour was about 45 minutes long. Highly recommend for an affordable activity and to familiarize yourself with the local conservation efforts.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience about our Green Iguana Conservation Project! We're delighted to hear you found the tour enjoyable and that our guide was friendly and informative. It's great you got to see a howler monkey as well, those are always a special treat. We take pride in our conservation efforts, so it's wonderful to hear that they resonate with our guests. We're happy you found our tour affordable and appreciate your support for the project's important work. Thank you again for the glowing recommendation! Sincerely, The San Ignacio Resort Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
    Written March 25, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2024
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Kathryn T
Pinehurst, NC114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Get up close and personal with iguanas of all sizes in this great conservancy project. The guide was so enthusiastic and we had unexpected ability to handle iguanas from large to very small. Great for all ages. Be advised, think about what you’re wearing as they will climb!
Written April 25, 2022
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience about the Iguana Conservation Project with the T.A Community! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, The San Ignacio Resort Hotel Team
Written June 7, 2022
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Mad Buy
Omaha, NE10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We stayed at the San Ignacio Resort and just happened to do this on a whim the last morning we were there. All of us were blown away by how fun it was! It's short (45-60 minutes) and inexpensive ($12ish) and totally worth it. If you are not squeamish, you will have baby to full grown iguanas literally climbing on you. It was awesome!
Written January 1, 2021
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Kyla L
Victoria, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful hotel, wonderful conservation efforts! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, he even made a point of seeking out the howler money who lives in the area for us to see. We saw two types of iguanas and even got to hold one. The price for this tour was only about $10 USD each and a portion of the proceeds go towards the work they are doing to protect the green iguanas. The tour was about 45 minutes long. Highly recommend for an affordable activity and to familiarize yourself with the local conservation efforts.
Written March 22, 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience about our Green Iguana Conservation Project! We're delighted to hear you found the tour enjoyable and that our guide was friendly and informative. It's great you got to see a howler monkey as well, those are always a special treat. We take pride in our conservation efforts, so it's wonderful to hear that they resonate with our guests. We're happy you found our tour affordable and appreciate your support for the project's important work. Thank you again for the glowing recommendation! Sincerely, The San Ignacio Resort Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
Written March 25, 2024
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-MyLifeOfTravel-
Steamboat Springs, CO79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Neat place and glad they are doing the conservation efforts. Tour was about 50 minutes, and the enclosure area is quite small. Felt like a bit of a photo shoot rather than more in depth education or understanding of the efforts and work. For sure something I wouldn't necessarily have the opportunity to do elsewhere.$11.25 USD per person, they did provide a 10% off coupon for the restaurant, but only good on food.
Written February 14, 2024
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We appreciate your feedback on your visit. It's great to hear you recognize the importance of our conservation efforts. We aim to balance educational depth with engaging experiences, and your insights will help us improve. The photo opportunities are meant to raise awareness and fond memories, but we'll consider how we can enhance the educational aspect. We hope the restaurant coupon added some value to your visit. Thanks for supporting our work and for sharing your thoughts. Best, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
Written February 20, 2024
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Day18
Gatineau, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you are looking for something to do in San Ignacio, I recommend visiting the Green Iguana Conversation Project. We learned a lot about Iguana and we were even able to feed them. The money for the tour also helped for the conservation project so it's definitely a win-win!
Written February 20, 2020
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Jo F
Whaley Bridge, UK545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
100% worth a trip for anyone in San Ignacio. Tours go on the hour, and costs around $15 pp. our guide was so informative, and we learnt a lot about this wonderful endangered species. You can feed the adults by hand, and hold the babies too.
Written May 10, 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable and educational visit to the Green Iguana Conservation Project. It brings us joy to know that you found our tour informative and that our guide was able to enhance your understanding of these unique creatures and their conservation status. Your support contributes significantly to our conservation efforts, and we are thankful for it. We hope to see you back in San Ignacio soon for more hands-on experiences with our beloved iguanas. Best regards, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team San Ignacio Resort Hotel
Written May 19, 2023
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53Shadrach
London, Canada328 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We have been told that the iguana experience here is not what it used to be. Nevertheless, it was interesting to hear the background story and to see the animals. Our visit was included as part of a trip package, so I don't know what the entry charge is, but I wouldn't pay a lot of money to take part.
Written March 16, 2020
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Judith H
San Pedro, Belize5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A gorgeous jungle tour down a lovely walkway with the sound of the birds and other animals in a background chatter. The tour facility is professionally kept and the staff dedication to the Iguana project is unsurpassed. The rescue efforts and survivor stories are heartwarming. The best part is all the Iguana Hugs & Cuddles. Thank you Brion!
Written August 16, 2022
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience about the Iguana Conservation Project with the T.A Community! We appreciate it. Best regards, The San Ignacio Resort Hotel Team
Written August 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emily S
Renton, WA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
If you like reptiles, and even if you don’t, this is a great tour. Rodolpho, our guide, is very knowledgeable and his obvious regard for animal conservationism shines through. Iguanas have become an endangered species, because of humans, and thankfully the hotel is committed to this cause. It is not a government project, but a private one, with individuals who care. We learned a lot on this tour, including the biology of iguanas, but the best part was getting to hold baby iguanas! What a treat!
Written February 6, 2024
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We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour and found it educational and engaging. Rodolpho's passion for iguanas and conservation truly makes the experience unique. It's great to know you appreciated our commitment to saving these magnificent creatures. Thank you for recognizing the importance of our private conservation efforts. We hope your visit has inspired a continued interest in reptile conservation. Warm regards, The Green Iguana Conservation Project Team
Written February 20, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bolesc
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We stopped by the conservation project and found the entire experience very interesting. Our girls got to hold iguanas, which they were delighted about. And we loved the sponsorship program which goes to help local kids go to/stay in school. I highly recommend this to anyone both interested in local wildlife and who wants to do something to give back!
Written January 6, 2022
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Tropical Greetings bolesc! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate your interest and care for our Green Iguanas and we are happy that you and your family enjoyed your visit to our on-site conservation project. It truly is an experience for all ages and families. All our best,
Written January 11, 2022
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