Green Iguana Conservation Project, San Ignacio

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Visit the San Ignacio Hotel to meet the lizards of Green Iguana Conservation Project. Set in a lush part of jungle near the Macal River, the hotel houses a project for conservation and protection of green iguanas. The program serves to educate people about the animals and prevent them from being hunted for food. Take the short, scenic trail down to the iguana center with the hotel guide, spot medicinal herbs and trees, or try eating termites from a termite mound. Meet the resident iguanas, learn about their behavior, feed and hold them, or take a photo with them as a souvenir. Make Green Iguana Conservation Project part of your personalized San Ignacio itinerary using our San Ignacio travel itinerary planner.
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  • Our kids (9, 11 and 13 yr old) loved interacting with all the Green iguanas and learning all about their care and what they need in the wild when they're released. So glad there are places like this....  more »
  • We stayed at the hotel, so what were we not going to check out the Iguanas? It was fun, brief, interactive and informative. The iguanas were cute, but the babies were even cuter. We spent around 45...  more »
  • Green Iguana sanctuary is an awesome way to spend an hour and one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had. It’s a cool little building that houses, rehabs, and breeds iguanas to hopefully be released into the wild. The guide is super knowledgeable and seems to truly care about their well being. Go into it with expectations that it’s a cool activity to add to a day and you’ll enjoy yourself. Petting huge iguanas, feeding them, playing with the babies, learning about the different types, etc. Definitely recommend!
  • This is cool if you like iguanas but not really worth a trip out to. The guide tries but it's just a cage full of iguanas that they are trying to protect from the locals that kill them to eat the eggs.

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