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Green Iguana Conservation Project

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San Ignacio Resort Hotel | #18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-2034
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Star Gazer

We LOVED meeting the Iguanas, petting them, holding them, letting them climb all over us and... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
A close-up with Iguana's!

On the hour there is a tour of the Iguana Conservation Project, the tour guide explains the work... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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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 18 November 2016

We LOVED meeting the Iguanas, petting them, holding them, letting them climb all over us and feeding them in their natural habitat. Our guide was really smart and funny. Oscar the Grouch and Star Gazer were our fav Iguanas.

Thank Gwelisch
Reviewed 17 November 2016

On the hour there is a tour of the Iguana Conservation Project, the tour guide explains the work that is done rehabilitating some of the Iguana's to return to the wild, it is a very interesting worthy project. There is a fee for this tour.

Thank cherryblossom50
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very fun!! a small enclosure with 20-30 iguanas in it that are used to being handled. Some are brought in injured and nursed to health. Oscar the iguana is not as grouchy when he is being fed. I had 15-20 iguanas crawling on me to...More

Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Holding giant male iguanas was not something I would have thought I would ever enjoy--but I certainly did! The guide was full of interesting information and brought out babies for us to hold and food for us to feed the others. Definitely worth the 30...More

Thank Collinka
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

A must see in San Ignacio. Not a major exhibit, but very enjoyable and educational. Basically a huge chicken coop type enclosure filled with a variety of green iguanas. Our guide was Nigel. Very passionate and knowledgable. You can touch, pat, feed, photograph, and let...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did this tour and really enjoyed holding the iguanas. Our guide Nigel did a great job conveying information about the iguanas and showing us how to hold them properly. This tour takes an hr and doesn't cost much, we highly recommend...More

Thank vanderverroger
Reviewed 12 November 2016

It was fun to go along and learn more about these amazing creatures that we had seen most days while renting a house in Placencia. I was pleased to be able to hold and touch them too. A very interesting hour.

Thank boatie_girl
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I am not an animal lover, but quite enjoyed this peek into the conservation of iguanas, which are an endangered species in Belize. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained how the iguanas are nurtured and eventually put back into the wild. The guide encouraged...More

Thank WanderingChronicler
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great educational project explaining the need for iguana conservation. They allow adults and children to handle and feed the iguanas. Lots of fun and photo opportunities.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We went here after seeing Cahal Pech. We just walked down the hill on the paved road from Cahal Pech and then turned left on the first paved road we came to then took another right on the western highway. We took that all the...More

Thank Daniel K
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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?