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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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I would recommend this encounter especially for children… However be aware that the iguanas can scratch you. Make sure to wear long sleeve pants and shirt or be careful if this is... read more

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would recommend this encounter especially for children… However be aware that the iguanas can scratch you. Make sure to wear long sleeve pants and shirt or be careful if this is a concern for you. They meticulously care for the iguanas daily and ensure they and the cage are clean. Soap and water is provided. This is a must... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

San Ignacio got hit by a heavy rainstorm the whole time we were there, so no caves or rivers for us sadly. But we got to meet and hold some adorable iguanas. You can hold a giant male, a female with a birth deformity and two adorable little babies. The guide gave us lots of information about the conservation project... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first must visit place in San Ignacio is Green Iguana Conservation Project, which is at San Ignacio Resort hotel. The entrance fee is 9 BZD and it includes an interesting excursion to iguanas. We were in San Ignacio in February and it was mating period for iguanas, so male creatures were attractively orange :) Sometimes male iguanas start to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice garden walk, followed by meeting healthy and happy iguanas. The resort it sits on is very pretty and has a great restaurant, so stop in for lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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