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I was wondering if they have people walking around the Karmina that offer to take your picture with an iguana or macaw or something. If anyone can help me out on this I'd appreciate it. I got a picture done in the Riviera Maya with an iguana and my kids thought it was so cool so they'd like to do the same.

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1. Re: photos with wildlife

We never saw anyone @ the Karmina doing that while we were there.

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It is my understanding that Iguanas are now protected so no private ownership.You may see someone doing this as not all obey laws.

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The best option to get one with an Iguana is to go to the Iguana Sanctuary in centro. The owner does have one that he raised that he lets people hold. Otherwise I don't think there is anyone around here that does something like that.

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I second the idea of taking a visit to the Iguana Sanctuary - it's just really cool to see those iguanas hanging out all over.

But, in fact, you may not need to leave the hotel to see iguanas, as the Karmina has a few fairly large iguanas living on the grounds. Small ones, too, but some very big guys.

The smaller ones are pretty shy, but the older ones are not above taking melon from strangers. My husband started snagging a couple of extra pieces of watermelon and cantaloupe from the breakfast buffet, and holding on to him until he saw one of the iguanas trotting by.

Toss melon, pose next to (but at least 3 feet away from) eating iguana, get the picture, and move away. You'd never want to touch or hold a wild iguana, but it's totally possible to get some really cute pictures with them.

For those who would prefer NOT to see an iguana when visiting the Karmina, just don't look for them; with one or two exceptions, they keep hidden and out of the way, and the exceptions want nothing to do with you, unless you're tossing melon chunks in front of them. :)

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5. Re: photos with wildlife

a few years back tthere used to be a guy at Playa Miramar with a large iguana you could hold and photograph

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