Iguanario Los Tocones

The threatened Rhinoceros Iguana can find a safe haven at the Iguanario Los Tocones, or simply, The Iguana Farm. Oddly, the iguanas are threatened not because of human development or because of predators, but because they are sought after aggressively by zoos around the world. Native to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the Iguana Farm takes Rhinoceros Iguanas bred in captivity and slowly reintroduces them to their native home.

Guests who pay for admission will be able to explore the exhibits and learn all there is to know about the iguanas.

Location

Situated in the Samana Peninsula, west of Arroyo Del Cabo, Iguanario Los Tocones invites residents and visitors lodging in this part of the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. It is west-southwest of Las Galeras.

Nearby Restaurants

If the time you spend visiting this wildlife attraction leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you can find a wide variety of lunch and dinner options near this attraction. The most convenient place to eat to Iguanario Los Tocones is Restaurant Rubi, which sells Creole meals. Also nearby, you and your group will encounter restaurants like Comedor Isabelle and C L'Aventura de John where you and your group can test out Italian dishes and experience the flavors of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

There are at least one or two other attractions in the area, including Shipwreck Maritime Museum, which is within driving range in Samana. You might also want to consider visiting St. Peter's Church, which is another attraction nearby.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Iguanario Los Tocones
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Shipwreck Maritime Museum Museum 7.2 mi. (0.6 km) SW Samana
St. Peter's Church Historic Site 7.3 mi. (0.2 km) SW Samana
Parroquia de Samana Historic Site 7.3 mi. (0.2 km) SW Samana
Whale Museum Of Samana Museum 7.8 mi. (0.7 km) SW Samana

More Information

Cost

Admission into the Iguana Farm is about $1.50 per person, which goes towards supporting the farm's mission.

Address

Carretera Rincon, the Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic

Phone

(809) 771-7661

 

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