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Iguana Research & Breeding Station

#3 of 14 things to do in Utila Features Animals
| Off Mamey Lane, Utila 34201, Honduras
+504 2425-3946
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Reptilian Dreams

A 20-minute uphill walk from the waterfront, so choose the cooler part of the day, or take a taxi... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Save the Swampy

Swampy is the locals name for the iguanas that live on the island. There is an educational center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brad R
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Off Mamey Lane, Utila 34201, Honduras
+504 2425-3946
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A 20-minute uphill walk from the waterfront, so choose the cooler part of the day, or take a taxi. Our donations help run breeding programs and protection for these great small iguanas. The volunteer staff take you on a tour and then leave you to...More

Thank metabee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Swampy is the locals name for the iguanas that live on the island. There is an educational center as well as breeding areas to rebuild the populations.

Thank Brad R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Spent a few minutes at the Iguana Research station in Utila. Took a good 15 minute walk from centro but you can take a TukTuk as well. We got there at feeding time (8:30 am) and watched the volunteers feed the many iguanas and turtles....More

Thank Angela K
Management response:

Thank you for your visit! Spread the word to help Ctnosaura bakeri of Utila!

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Everyone should visit the Iguana research station by principle. It's great to see local conservation efforts for a critically endangered species. You get to see and learn about the iguanas and other herpetofauna on the island, and importantly you can help support their efforts (they...More

Thank Dan G
Management response:

Thank you for appreciating our efforts!

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We walked up to the Iguana station only to find that they were closed even though the sign said they would be open. However, we were still able to walk around and see the iguanas in the pens.More

1  Thank CarlisleLori
Management response:

Apologies if the visitor centre was closed when you came up to visit. We're in the process of changing our opening hours (Tues - Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 9am-4pm; we also close for lunch around 12pm-1pm). We're glad you still got to walk around our gardens...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

Why not take a stroll up to this very local little iguana garden? It's a nice walk from town through the island to get to this house with a backyard full of iguana's in various stages of development. We went a few times and had...More

Thank IveyP3
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Iguanas are pretty easy to spot all over Utila but they are weirdly endangered because the locals like to eat them. Enter Iguana Research & Breeding Station. The tour was around five bucks and the proceeds go to help protect the iguanas and towards research....More

Thank Klayton B
Reviewed 17 May 2016

interesting creatures in an very challenging environment. Difficult to get to this place and not much publicized about it.

Thank Nikki4765
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The people at the Iguana Research & Breeding Station are working to keep the endemic iguana of Utila from becoming extinct. There are people living there, on Utila that rely on anything they can find in the swamp to eat. Evidently this endangered animal is...More

Thank chuck c
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great little organization. Would recommend supporting their efforts. Be sure to stop and say hello to Coco a new resident monkey. He will befriend you and make you fall in love with him. It's mating season for the iguanas so they were really active while...More

Thank Alana K
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