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“Interesting and Informative short course on the Green Iguana”

Green Iguana Conservation Project
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in San Ignacio
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Florida
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81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Interesting and Informative short course on the Green Iguana”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This little tour takes about an hour and is run by the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Our guide was a pleasant and engaging youth with a lot of information to share about the local plant and wildlife. The project houses about 90 green iguanas in a caged enclosure a short walk from the rear of the hotel. Guests are encouraged to hold the iguanas, and the guide will festoon you with iguanas with remarkably little encouragement. The tour is an interesting way to see a bit of the plant life along the river.

Visited July 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Located at the San Ignacio Resort, the iguana conservation project is a captive breeding program for the endangered Green Iguana. The guide was informative and gave an interesting tour of the local environment and the ecology of the iguanas, and of course the highlight was getting to go into the enclosure with them and touch them. If you don't like reptiles then you might want to wait outside, as there are a lot of them!

Visited July 2013
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Sherwood, Oregon
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Went on a whim, glad we did!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is great introduction for anyone wanting to know more about green iguanas, the threats they face in Belize, and how the Iguana Conservation Project is working to keep these animals in the wild. You visit with the adult iguanas first and you can feed them and hold them which is pretty exciting... then you get to visit with the babies.... really cute...you can hold them but good luck trying to catch one, they are lightening fast!

Visited June 2013
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“Awesome Conservation Project”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The two guys who run the place and make this possible also give you the tour. Eddy was knowledgable and passionate about iguana conservation, biology, and behavior. He let us hold, feed, and play with the iguanas while he told us about them and answered our questions. Help support this awesome NGO by either visiting ($18BZ) or naming a lizard for a donation ($55BZ.)

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting iguana visit”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The iguanas are quite tame, and we were allowed to hold them and feed them. Tours are once an hour, just inquire at the front desk.

Visited June 2013
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