Green Iguana Conservation Project

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Promoting conservation for the threatened Green Iguana, this exhibit has fast become one of the top attractions in San Ignacio, allowing guests to learn about this amazing reptile, its habitat, and what can be done to protect it.

Guests are given the opportunity to directly interact with the Green Iguana, while exploring exhibits that touch on subjects important to the creature. These include incubation, hatching, rearing, the releasing process, and their ecological importance.

Green Iguana Conservation Project


Located toward the eastern outskirts of San Ignacio, Green Iguana Conservation Project is on the premises of San Ignacio Resort Hotel, and invites visitors lodging in this town or in the surrounding area. However, even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to stop by to check it out.

Nearby Restaurants

Guests visiting this wildlife reserve will have no problem finding a meal, since you can find numerous choices of local restaurants in the vicinity. The most proximate place to eat to Green Iguana Conservation Project is Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant, which serves Belizean food. It is only around less than a hundred yards from this nature preserve, so stop in and eat up! Cahal Pech Village Resort Restaurant and Erva's Restaurant are some of the other restaurant options within reach. At Erva's Restaurant you and your companions will want to test out eclectic dishes and experience the flavors of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find a couple other places of interest nearby, including Cayo Welcome Center, which is a quarter mile away San Ignacio. Also consider heading to Belize Botanic Gardens, which is another attraction in the area.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Green Iguana Conservation Project
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cayo Welcome Center Other Attraction 0.4 mi. (1.3 km) N San Ignacio
Belize Botanic Gardens -- 4.0 mi. (6.2 km) S 3.9 mi. South of San Ignacio
Clarissa Falls GeoFeature 4.9 mi. (6.9 km) SW 4.3 mi. South West of San Ignacio
San Antonio Waterfall GeoFeature 5.5 mi. (9.4 km) SE 5.8 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio

More Information

Location: 18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Belize


(501) 824-2034




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