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

Iguanario Los Tocones is located west of Arroyo Del Cabo, a village in the Samana Peninsula; it is to the west-southwest of Las Galeras.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of eateries to pick from in the neighborhood surrounding this attraction. Restaurant Rubi, which offers Creole food, is very close-by, making it a great option for zoo visitors. Comedor Isabelle and C L'Aventura de John are a couple other restaurant choices nearby. At C L'Aventura de John you can try out Italian food and enjoy the Dominican Republic scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local attractions include Shipwreck Maritime Museum, which is within driving distance in Samana. You might want to also consider making the trip to St. Peter's Church, which is another attraction nearby.

Zoos are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in the Dominican Republic. The following list contains attractions that are 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.

Location: Carretera Rincon, the Samana Peninsula, Hispaniola

Phone

(809) 771-7661

(809) 637-2489

 

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