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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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Great Quick Visit

Visited here on our 'day off' in San Ignacio. They have tours on the hour during the day, we took... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
McAllen, Texas
Fun & Hands on!

A really fun hour spent handling, feeding and petting the iguanas. Within walking distance of most... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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 20 August 2016

Visited here on our 'day off' in San Ignacio. They have tours on the hour during the day, we took the tour with another couple so it was only 4 people. It was great, very informative and took several good pics.

Thank TexasDave8
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

A really fun hour spent handling, feeding and petting the iguanas. Within walking distance of most of San Ignacio. The guide was really informative, and it was great to hear about the conservation efforts. A great activity for a short morning or afternoon in San...More

Thank joel_ellis
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Fascinating up close look with these big reptiles. A visit to the iguana nursery was also very interesting. Might sound kitschy, but it wasn't at all. A highlight of our trip.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Not only did the kids have a great time, but this was also highly educational. The green iguana is highly prized for both their eggs and to eat. Funds from this tour go to help preserve the population by reintroducing mature ones back into the...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were lucky to have the tour to ourselves. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and definitely cared about these amazing creatures. Very hands on, and enjoyable for all ages.

Thank SandNSocal
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We took our parents here as it is one of the less strenuous activities available for the 'young at heart.' And we had just as much fun as they did! We learned a lot about iguanas and did get to have them crawl all over...More

Thank LuckyDreamerLodge
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Interesting and fun to get close up with these fascinating reptiles. Staff was knowledgable. We enjoyed feeding them and seeing them at different stages of growth.

Thank CaliforniaBill02
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The Green Iguana Conservation Project really gives a lot of insight to the conservation efforts to preserve the green iguana population.

Thank LeslieB2009
Reviewed 8 August 2016

You get to go into a cool area with tons of iguanas and learn some more about their species. If you want you can also hold these iguanas on your shoulders!

Thank Louie Y
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

So much fun for animal and nature lovers. Don't miss seeing the iguanas! They have big and small ones. Stargazer is adorable, he stares at the sky. You can hold them and feed them. Nigel is full of knowledge and quite witty. What a great...More

Thank bluespider44
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Laurie D
Is there a family rate?
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.
What are the hours of operation and days open? What are the fees for admission?
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
The two common names given to the green iguanas?
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?