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Green Iguana Conservation Project

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Get up and close and personal with the iguanas

Learn about iguanas in general and how this program is protecting them. The program is teaching... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
Palo Alto, Calif
Worth your time and money

Very interesting tour of a gentle family of Green Iguanas. The guides are knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
Sue M
Seattle, WA
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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...more
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San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-2034
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

You access this through the San Ignacio Resort located on the highway in San Ignacio. Pay at the hotel reception. It's a guided tour in small groups. They take you down through a forested area. Nigel, our guide was really good. You can see some...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We stayed at the resort and decided to take the tour the last day of our stay. I would have liked more of a lecture on the conservation efforts. Instead ur guide just kinda said well these are the iguanas. I, of course had dozens...More

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StephSIRH, Marketing Assistant at Green Iguana Conservation Project, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Dear Debi, I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the rest of our Resort, however I'm sorry to hear that you found the informational portion of our tour to be lacking. I've brought this to the attention of our guide and thank you for your...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Learn about iguanas in general and how this program is protecting them. The program is teaching the next generation of Belizeans to not hunt iguanas but to be glad these endangered creatures still roam the jungle. Have an iguana climb atop your head like I...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Very interesting tour of a gentle family of Green Iguanas. The guides are knowledgable and friendly. The tour lasts for an hour and is located within the San Ignacio Resort where you pay a fee of $9 US to learn about this peaceful, yet endangered,...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed December 31, 2016

This small somewhat run-down iguana rescue tour was amazingly more fun than expected, I especially enjoyed feeding the iguanas.

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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a noble project, but there are so many other issues in Belize .... the countryside is beautiful ... however, venture closer to the towns and this place is disgustingly dirty. Just covered in trash everywhere. If you cannot even teach Belizeans not to...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing opportunity to learn and touch Green Iguanas. I recommend this to any one who has a free hour while visiting San Ignacio.

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Green Iguana Conservatory is within walking distance from San Ignacio town - you simply walk up a road towards the San Ignacio Resort Hotel and you'll sign up for a tour with a guide who will show you around a fenced off location where...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We had some down time, and decided to visit - we had brunch at the resort (which was great) and then did the 12:00 guided international with the Iguanas. Zhang was awesome, we had iguanas all around, and if you want all over ... we...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed December 28, 2016

nice to see the iguanas in close quarters, my 3.5 year old really enjoyed the experience. the medicinal explanation of the plants was also interesting

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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Note that this is a conservation project by a local high-end hotel and not a conservatory or sanctuary for iguanas, which I had originally thought. Located on the grounds of the glitzy San Ignacio Resort Hotel with hourly tours with a guide and very small...More

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Trinity-2011, Public Relations Manager at Green Iguana Conservation Project, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Hello Travelbug and thanks for stopping buy our conservation project. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we also appreciate the constructive feedback. To answer your question about the funds received from the project, the project is 100% self sustainable and monies...More

Reviewed December 25, 2016

While staying in San Ignacio, we jumped at the opportunity for our 2.5 year old daughter to get up close and personal with iguanas. The tour was easy to arrange. We simply showed up at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel and purchased our tickets. The...More

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December 17, 2016|
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Response from StephSIRH | Property representative |
The rate is set for adults and children. It is 9.00 USD per adult and 4.50 USD per child 11 and under.
June 3, 2015|
Response from StephSIRH | Property representative |
Good afternoon, The Green Iguana Conservation Project is open daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Tours are done every hour and cost $9.00 US per person
Elisa P
March 3, 2015|
Response from StephSIRH | Property representative |
I am confused b your question? What do you mean the two common names give to them?