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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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Worthwhile if you have time

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2016
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 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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Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Was very interesting. Was with another couple who also had kids and I have to say I think that they made it even more fun.

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Thank Wrough
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Quite a fascinating 'rehab' project for iguanas that have been injured or somehow wind up in man's way (which usually means 'in harm's way').. Our young guide provided excellent explanations about both the project (the brainchild of the man who opened the San Ignacio Resort hotel - he loved animals) and about the iguanas themselves. (One tip: Don't ever support... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This was so much fun. When we arrived at 9:00 a.m., they were veterinary students from the U.S. learning how to bathe iguanas. After that, we were able to interact with the iguanas. Definitely worth the visit.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

If you like iguanas you get to see and touch lots of them. Unfortunately they don't let you access the rest of the gardens. You have to wait in the lobby, then in for about 30 minutes with the iguanas and out to the lobby.

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Trinity-2011, Marketing Manager at Green Iguana Conservation Project, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting the project. I apologize if you felt the $9.00 US fee was too pricey. However, all funds collected from the project assist in the continued care and protection of the iguanas in the project. Also, our hotel sits on a large property and guests are allowed to access our grounds/ medicinal trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

When I heard the San Ignacio Resort had an Iguana conservation project I was skeptical. It turns out...it was awesome. Nigel the tour guide obviously loves the Iguanas. He takes care of them and shares a ton of info about them. the best part is interacting with the reptiles...holding and petting them. It was fun and exciting. Way better than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This was a fabulous activity! The staff at the resort are very friendly & helpful. It was so much fun to see, hold, & feed the iguanas! This is a great time for adults (and I'm sure kids but I don't happen to be traveling with kids). Nigel was our guide & he was a wonderful host.

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Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

When in San Ignacio you can't miss the Iguana Project! It's a great cause, so easy to see, and will definitely generate a lot of laughs and memories. The Iguanas are so silly. They will just sit on you for days. We were lucky to only have two other people on the tour so we got to spend A LOT... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a great, cheap activity to do. It only lasts about an hour, but you learn a lot about Iguanas, and what the Green Iguana Conservation Project is doing to protect them. Unfortunately there were a lot of people on this tour so it was difficult at times to walk around, but there were plenty of Iguanas to see... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

It was nice enough to see the iguanas up close, hold and feed them; however, I didn't find our guide to be very informative about the iguanas or the project. I'd say the entry is appropriately priced at $9 USD, which supports the conservation project. If you're around the area and have an extra 45 minutes, this is a nice... More 

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