An Update: Calvin’s Green Iguana Sanctuary in Downtown San Pedro
On May 27th, 2023 I wrote a post about one of San Pedro’s most popular tourist attractions: The Future Of Calvin’s Green Iguana Sanctuary is in Peril. Calvin and his protected green iguanas, located right in the middle of busy San Pedro, were being asked to move. A monumentally difficult and expensive, if not impossible, task.
The situation: The Belize Electric Company holds the title to the lagoon and mangroves which Calvin cleaned, maintained and then painstakingly built the very popular attraction for locals and visitors – the Green Iguana Eco-Park. An area that is now the home to hundreds of (often hunted) green iguanas.
Thousands of you read the post, shared the post, and left scores of comments.
I’ve been getting so many questions – Is there an update?!
So I stopped by to chat with Calvin and…while there is no definitive solution, things are moving in a positive direction.
Yes – you read that correctly…things look positive!
Calvin had a meeting with BEL – he showed them what he has done with the property and the iguanas and the visitors’ logs and comments and…thinks there could be an agreement that will work out for everyone. Including all of us who have visited the park and been awed by these gorgeous, prehistoric reptiles.
Here are some photos – taken by my friend Mike a few weeks ago…and while things are not yet finalized. We have reason to hope…thank you all SO much for the letters and comments and positive vibes sent…keep sending them!
Thank you all! And…if you have not visited – check out my information with a map so you can find it in this post. It’s a must-visit in San Pedro!