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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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Up Close and Personal with Iguanas

I would recommend checking this out if you have time. The tour started every hour when we were here in January and the money ($8US) goes towards the project, getting awareness... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Richardton, North Dakota
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Richardton, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would recommend checking this out if you have time. The tour started every hour when we were here in January and the money ($8US) goes towards the project, getting awareness, and protecting the iguanas. Our young tour guide was very knowledgeable and easily answered any question our group threw at him. You can expect to touch and hold adult... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time on the "tour", learned about Iguanas and actually weren't scared on them! But don;t wear orange- it makes the male Iguanas aggressive!

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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great guide, great education. We enjoyed feeding, handling, and learning about the iguanas. Great way to spend an hour in San Ignacio.

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Paramus, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting up close visit with iguanas and medicinal tour. If you're in the area, it's not a long visit and a nice way to spend an hour.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being close to the iguanas was really cool, but perhaps after all the high impact adventures we did (snorkeling and deep sea fishing in the cayes, then exploring mayan ruins in Tikal and other sites) this experience kind of fell flat.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun little side adventure on our chill day in town between tours. Definitely worth the $9USD to drop in. Our guide was a fun guy who made the experience what it was. You get to learn about the Iguana's and handle them as well. They were super cute, especially Ziggy! If you've got some time, this is... More 

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot about iguanas. We even had a chance to hold them. Very fun tour. Abdon was a great tour guide.

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Thank longarmlou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids (4&6) loved this!! Guide was awesome. Got to hold and interact with many different iguanas. Could be as interactive as you wanted.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandchildren love all animals and had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to the Iguana Conservation Center. The caretaker is very pleasant, knowledgeable and patient. Hyman Rabinovitch Philadelphia PA

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This seems like a great project to support. It is $9 U.S. Admission for about 45 minutes with the iguanas. The tour guide is knowledgeable and enjoys his work. The only issue I had was that he put iguanas on people (heads and shoulders) without asking. I'm a wimp and wasn't super excited about being that close. Fortunately, I was... More 

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