Green Iguana Conservation Project

Green Iguana Conservation Project, San Ignacio: Hours, Address, Green Iguana Conservation Project Reviews: 4.5/5

Green Iguana Conservation Project

Green Iguana Conservation Project
4.5
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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
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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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Kathryn T
Pinehurst, NC116 contributions
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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Bill Fulco
Santa Monica, CA13 contributions
This project is llcated on the property of a lovely hotel. The entry for the project itself is a lkikttle less than $20, all going to a good caused. The tours start on the hour, lasting about 45 minuites. One has tonig iguana go down quite a few steps (and return the same way) to get to the Project. There the guide lectures a bit and answers any questions. Then into the confined area: big iguanas don't even move out of ghe way, they're so used to people. The giant ones just stare at you. You can pet them carefully. The guide will give you veggies and leaves to hand feed them, fun to do and watch. The best part is the area with the little green babies. You can handle them, pet them, they don't mind. I notice that if they're on the shoulder of a woman, they want to explore her hair! The pricedis a bit steep by Belize standards, but think of it as a worthwhile contribution.
Written February 17, 2020
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Riverliver
Cleveland, OH625 contributions
We highly recommend this tour of the Green Iguana Conservation Project. The price might seem a bit steep, but it is the only $$ that supports this project, so you are doing a good deed when you tour the site. You will see iguanas in all stages from baby to adult. You cannot handle them (as in the past) as the lotions, etc. on people’s skin was killing the baby iguanas. Nevertheless less, it was a very interesting tour.
Written February 19, 2020
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bolesc
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
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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Mad Buy
Omaha, NE11 contributions
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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Laura Joy E
3 contributions
This was such a treat! We didn't know what to expect going into it, but we had such a wonderful time with Nigel who showed us the iguanas and had all kinds of information about their stories and iguanas in general. We were able to hold the iguanas, and we even got to hold a bunch of baby iguanas that were totally adorable. If you go to San Ignacio, this is definitely a must!
Written February 1, 2022
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Tropical Greetings laurajoye! 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 February 2, 2022
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Day18
Gatineau, Canada18 contributions
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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53Shadrach
London, Canada345 contributions
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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soonergirl1991
Oklahoma City, OK209 contributions
We had an informative education about the iguanas from our guide, then we got to meet the adult iguanas. It was so cool to have one placed on my shoulder. We got to feed them papaya, which is one of their favorites. Next we got to see the smaller iguanas, which were about 12" long (head to tail) and hold them, too. This was incredibly fun and educational. NOTE: This is right next to the casino.
Written May 16, 2021
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MtnAdvGal
Vancouver Island, Canada28 contributions
We visited the iguana reserve one afternoon. While waiting for the tour to begin we could see two large iguanas in the palm tree near the pool. We did a short walk to the reserve and had a summary of the project as well we were able to touch an iguana which was really cool. Also saw the younger iguanas. Hopefully they can get funding for a heat lamp to keep the smaller ones warmer in the enclosure. We really enjoyed the tour and the property is lovely. Your admission goes to funding this cause from what we understood.
Written January 12, 2020
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Good morning MtnAdvGal, thank you very much for taking the time to visit the Project during your time in San Ignacio. It is our pleasure to share and educate people about the work we do and how this specie contributes to the ecosystem. Yes, the entrance fee covers the sustainability of the Project but also assists us in funding a local scholarship for a young girl from San Ignacio Town. Thank you once again, Stephanie Elena Marketing Manager
Written January 13, 2020
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