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Green Iguana Conservation Project

#1 of 38 things to do in San Ignacio Features Animals
San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-2034
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Small but fun

This was a very short visit (the guide brought us back for about a half hour...I would have loved... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grand Rapids, Michigan
fun experience

We spent an hour learning about and holding the green iguanas, the kids loved feeding them the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Olathe, Kansas
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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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San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-2034
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a very short visit (the guide brought us back for about a half hour...I would have loved more time). There are probably 20 iguanas in an enclosure. You can hold them, watch them, and most fun...feed them!

Thank ga2r05
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent an hour learning about and holding the green iguanas, the kids loved feeding them the most. A fun way to spend a part of the day!

Thank wildcat22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lak of contextualization, very poor infrastructure, hard to believe in the real action of this NGO. It is literally a cage with 20 iguanas in the backyard of a luxury hotel. Will never bring my goups here again.More

Thank carleska
StephSIRH, Manager at Green Iguana Conservation Project, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi carleska, Thank you for taking the time to write down your concerns about the Green Iguana Conservation Project. Your feedback is valuable to us as it allows us to continuously find areas for improvement. Being a self-sustained Project, it can sometimes be difficult to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the cost is cheap, around 9 USD per person for about a 30-45 minute walkthrough of their enclosure. Its not gigantic but holds quite a few green Iguanas. There were not any babies but we did get to hold and feed adult iguanas. There...More

Thank CoastGuardSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fun experience with iguanas. They have plenty of space, they look like they are well taken care of. We were able to hold them and feed them. Nigel explained everything about them really well and he was also very funny. Turns out he is...More

Thank AandreaCerq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids loved this informative hands on experience. If you are in the Cayo District, take an hour to stop here. You'll also be helping the iguanas.

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quick 1 hour tour of the green iguana hatchery located on the grounds of the San Ignacio hotel. It was fascinating and we learned a lot. Also, we were able to help feed the iguanas and hold them as we were the...More

Thank 610JulieR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this experience which was not only hugely fun, but for a very worthwhile cause. We had a great guide, and the iguanas are gorgeous. Being able to interact with them like this was a not to be missed opportunity. A must do experience...More

Thank JulianneLynch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based in the grounds of a resort hotel with lush gardens. Small and low key , but the guide was obviously committed to the iguanas and their conservation.The fee pays to maintain the project. The iguanas are rescued , rehabilitated and then released back into...More

1  Thank twrch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your donation for the tour goes back to the conservation project so it's a win win. I've been twice and both have been wonderful. The guides take their time and there is plenty of opportunity to interact with the iguanas. One thing I feel the...More

Thank pinkspottedzebras
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Laurie D
18 December 2016|
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Response from StephSIRH | Property representative |
The rate is set for adults and children. It is 9.00 USD per adult and 4.50 USD per child 11 and under.
4 June 2015|
Response from StephSIRH | Property representative |
Good afternoon, The Green Iguana Conservation Project is open daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Tours are done every hour and cost $9.00 US per person
Elisa P
4 March 2015|
Response from StephSIRH | Property representative |
I am confused b your question? What do you mean the two common names give to them?