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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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Great stopover to see Iguana's

Its at the San Ignacio hotel. It does cost $18 BZD, but fully goes to the project. So many injured or abandoned Iguanas are kept here until they are ready to be released back to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its at the San Ignacio hotel. It does cost $18 BZD, but fully goes to the project. So many injured or abandoned Iguanas are kept here until they are ready to be released back to the wild. This is not an Iguana zoo. But really great work. You can pet, hold, and feed the Iguanas. Don't forget Oscar, the Alpha... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Iguana Conservation Project is part of the San Ignacio Hotel. You check in at the front desk, take a short walk to the conservatory (maybe eat a few termites along the way), and then spend the next hour learning all about green iguanas. They focus on education and care, trying to increase the iguana population in Belize. We met... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had family staying at the resort. We joined a small last minute group to do the iguana tour. There were tons of them in there and they'd just grab a small to medium iguana and put it on your shoulder! We had a bunch of fun! They even brought out baby lizards!! Not bad for the price!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit just to see, feed and hold the iguanas. The cost of admission goes to the conservation project, so it's money well-spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the San Ignacio Resort hotel which hosts the project, which we visited the afternoon after we checked in. Shocking to hear how endangered the iguanas are in such a lush 'jungly' country as Belize. Actually saw the largest of the male iguanas on the property of the hotel not in the project itself. Have attached the pic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, where the chap who shows you around has a real passion and love for the iguanas. Great to see them up close!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So awesome! Millions of iguanas crawling around, friendly and informative guide. My kids loved feeding them and holding them. Spent about an hour there and it was well worth it. One of our favorite parts of the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As other's have said - this is rehabilitation program that returns the Green Iguana's to the wild while raising awareness about the Iguana's situation here in Belize. Our guide, Nigel, is very well informed, passionate about the project, and most entertaining as well! I worked my way up from touching an iguana, to holding a small one, to OMG a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED meeting the Iguanas, petting them, holding them, letting them climb all over us and feeding them in their natural habitat. Our guide was really smart and funny. Oscar the Grouch and Star Gazer were our fav Iguanas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the hour there is a tour of the Iguana Conservation Project, the tour guide explains the work that is done rehabilitating some of the Iguana's to return to the wild, it is a very interesting worthy project. There is a fee for this tour.

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