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Iguanario Archundia

#6 of 33 things to do in Manzanillo Features Animals
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Near town

We took a taxi here from the Barceló. It was fun to watch the iguanas eating and doing their head... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Iguanas! Lots of them!

This is a truly Mexican place. It looks like someone's backyard is slowly becoming a zoo-like... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Suzanne L
Cuyutlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We took a taxi here from the Barceló. It was fun to watch the iguanas eating and doing their head bob. We spent about an hour here. My favorite were the Badgers, they were fun to watch. The taxi who dropped us off, told us...More

Thank KeithnDeb
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a truly Mexican place. It looks like someone's backyard is slowly becoming a zoo-like iguanario. I always take my visitors to view this place because it IS where to see the giant iguanas close up. They work on donations so it is not...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It was fun to see so many iguanas in a close up setting. I wish the other animals had better accommodations. It was sad to see them in such small, dismal cages.

Thank DGO62
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We hopped on the #1 bus and it took us through El Centro, right to the Iguanario. Free admission - there are a couple of milk cans for donations, so please consider giving a few pesos to help keep this going. Yes there are a...More

Thank chris174
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This place is a must see when visiting Manzanillo. Hundreds and hundreds of iguanas that congregate here. It is a very prehistoric experience.

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A little difficult to find at first. When we did we really enjoyed it. Great for kids and photo opportunities. This location relies solely on donations to stay open. Please be generous.

Reviewed 10 March 2017

If you are in Manzanillo, you gotta see the Iguanas! Take your kids. It's something you won't see again soon. I've never seen so many ginormous iguanas sitting in such close proximity in just a few trees. It was a sight to see.

Thank Jazzfatcat58
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Located through Manzanillo El Centro - the large old city and the largest seaport on the West Coast of Mexico - you will find iguanas both large and small "dripping" from the trees across the canal. Find the entrance and you will find a few...More

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

So if you want to see lots and lots of these friendly lizards, this be the place to go. Its free and I guarantee you will never see a sight like this again. Just ask your cab driver to take you there.

Thank happyhourcalgary
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is run by one man who has rescued 100s of iguanas. He has also started rescuing others, .ie.: Raccoons, Wild Boar, Coati, canaries, parrots, raptors, and two guinea pigs. He supports this place on his own money and cash and food donations; no...More

Thank Craig G
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fae r
Can you walk to this site from the cruise ship debarkation or do you need to take a taxi?
25 October 2016|
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Response from Allan Y | Reviewed this property |
You can walk, it is about one kilometer or 1/2 mile. The walk will take you through the main downtown shopping. If you take a taxi, don't get in unless the taxi driver agrees to a fare of 30 pesos or less. The santuary is at... More
Can someone give us an actual address or latitude and longitude for this site? thanks!
28 January 2016|
Response from Randall W | Reviewed this property |
The actual address is 521 Calle 21 de Marzo. However, Calle 21 de Marzo appears to become a back alley in this particular block, not accessible by car, but on foot it is okay. It would be better to go one block west to... More