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Green Iguana Conservation Project

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Address: San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
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+501 824-2034
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, the Project is a continuous effort...

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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Great fun!

The guide was very informative and it was great fun playing with the iguanas. I would highly recommend going in the afternoon when it is hot and they are active.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Poulsbo WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide was very informative and it was great fun playing with the iguanas. I would highly recommend going in the afternoon when it is hot and they are active.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought my kids here and we really enjoyed learning about the iguana hatchery. We had the opportunity to feed them and hold them. Worth an hour stop.

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Warren, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was part of a day of activities from our hotel at Chaa Creek. Interesting discussion about iguana protection and life study. Hands on if you like see pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happened to be recommended this stop on our way out of San Ignacio and I am so glad we did this! Learned so much, got covered in cool green iguanas & now have a much greater respect for these reptiles!

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did the tour and it was totally worth it. Great guide with a lot of knowledge, he could answer all the questions and told so many interesting facts! You get to come extremely close to the animals, bht if you don't want one on you then you don't have to. This trip was golden

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guides know well about their Iguanas and it's a good opportunity to get to know them a bit better too. You get to hold and feed some of them and if you're lucky, also the small ones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel San Ignacio has a small iguana zoo I guess you'd call it. They are trying to repopulate some of the area with iguanas. We were staying at the hotel and took a tour with the gentleman responsible for the project. These creatures look like dinosaurs but are actually very gentle. It cost $9 US per person and the kids... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Ignacio Resort Hotel's Green Iguana project is a worthy rehab and conservation activity. You can visit the enclosure and hold and feed the iguanas. Kids would love this. for sure.

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Thank Ruth T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great time learning about and petting iguanas. It is worth the money and you are donating to the conservation of these amazing animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Abdon, was incredibly knowledgeable. He took his time to answer all our questions and we got a chance to hold and feed the iguanas. He pointed out other flora and fauna, plants and animals, as well. Such a memorable experience to start our trip in Belize !

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