Iguana House

The Iguana House Belize

Your Dream Escape.

Enjoy a Private Belizian Retreat Alongside the Best Fly Fishing Waters in the World

Things To Do

TOURS

Snorkeling and Scuba

The Meso-American Reef, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, sits just a short distance from the picturesque shores of Ambergris Caye, offering easy access to a host of incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities. This vibrant, colorful ecosystem, the second-largest barrier reef on the planet, stretches for hundreds of miles along the coast of Belize, providing an underwater playground teeming with diverse marine life. Just a quarter mile or less from the island, visitors can immerse themselves in the reef’s magical splendor, swimming amongst schools of tropical fish, encountering majestic sea turtles, and even catching glimpses of the elusive nurse shark in the aptly named Shark Ray Alley. For those seeking to fully experience the reef’s wonders, the Hol-Chan Marine Reserve, a protected area renowned for its exceptional snorkeling, offers the perfect opportunity to witness the incredible biodiversity of this natural wonder. And for a more comprehensive Meso-American reef adventure, we highly recommend dedicating a half-day to exploring the charming sister island of Caye Caulker, where visitors can further indulge in the region’s vibrant culture, cuisine, and laid-back island lifestyle. With its proximity to the reef and abundance of aquatic attractions, Ambergris Caye truly stands out as one of the premier destinations for those seeking to discover the unparalleled beauty and ecological significance of the Meso-American Reef system.

Mainland Tours

Belize is a veritable wonderland of adventure and discovery, with a wealth of captivating mainland tours that showcase the country’s diverse natural and cultural wonders. For those seeking to delve into the rich history and legacy of the ancient Maya civilization, the numerous Mayan ruins scattered throughout the mainland offer a spellbinding glimpse into the past. Sites like Caracol, Xunantunich, and Lamanai transport visitors back in time as they wander through the crumbling stone temples, plazas, and palaces, imagining the bustling hubs of activity that once thrived here centuries ago. Beyond the archaeological marvels, Belize’s underground world also beckons thrill-seekers, with the mesmerizing experience of cave tubing allowing guests to gently float through vast, cathedral-like caverns adorned with dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. And for the truly adventurous, the country’s network of high-flying ziplines and rugged ATV trails provide an adrenaline-fueled way to soar through the jungle canopy or tear through the lush, rolling terrain. With so many options for immersive, hands-on exploration, it’s no wonder Belize is considered a top destination for mainland adventures – around every bend in the road lies another enchanting opportunity to discover the country’s boundless natural beauty and cultural richness.

Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo is a unique and captivating wildlife sanctuary that offers visitors an up-close and personal encounter with the diverse array of animals native to the lush jungles and wetlands of Belize. Sprawled across 29 acres of natural habitat, the zoo is home to over 175 animals representing more than 45 species, each thoughtfully cared for by a dedicated team of conservationists and animal experts. As you wander the winding trails, you’ll be greeted by the piercing calls of howler monkeys, the lumbering gait of Baird’s tapirs, and the mesmerizing stare of the iconic Belize jaguar, the country’s national animal. The zoo’s emphasis on education and preservation shines through in the informative exhibits, which provide fascinating insights into the ecological importance and behavioral patterns of these magnificent creatures. Beyond simply observing the animals, the Belize Zoo encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the local ecosystem, offering opportunities to participate in guided tours, interactive workshops, and even hands-on experiences like feeding the resident scarlet macaws. With its commitment to wildlife rehabilitation, habitat restoration, and public awareness, the Belize Zoo stands as a shining example of how a small-scale conservation effort can have a profound impact on the protection and appreciation of Belize’s natural wonders.

Ambergris Caye is a wonderland of adventure.

Explore colorful sea life and welcoming island culture - all just a short golf cart ride away from The Iguana House.
Flats Fishing

ON THE WATER…

There are plenty of options when you come to San Pedro! We can assist in arranging fly fishing guides, scuba and snorkeling excursions as well as mainland tours! Here are a few of our favorites!
Diving tours on the Reef and we can arrange that ‘Bucket List’ trip to the famous Blue Hole.
Snorkeler’s can enjoy a trip to Hol Chan Marine Preserve, Mexico Rocks and swim with the Sharks and Rays at Shark Ray Alley.
Fishing trips can be arranged for flats fishing, reef fishing and blue water fishing - targeting the infamous permit, bonefish and tarpon!
San Pedro offers several options for DIY fishing! you can find schools of bonefish, permit and the occasional tarpon right in front of the house!
But the place to be for DIY is Tranquility Bay. Head north in your golf cart. please research on your smartphone GPS in advance.
A good point of reference is the Tranquility Bay Resort [https://www.tranquilitybayresortbz.com] we highly recommend stopping here after a day of fishing to grab some cold drinks and the conch platter….whoa is it good!
Mainland tours to the great Maya sites and cave tubing are available. spend some time to see the beautiful jungles and people of the mainland of Belize.

ON THE LAND…

After you come back form a hard day on the water, the island has plenty to offer right on the land.
From The Iguana House you are a short ride away from some of the best restaurants that the island has to offer.
For non all-inclusive packages we recommend.
Truck Stop [they deliver and its amazing!], Las Terrazas, Moon Bar, Capricorn, Mambo at Matachica, Rainn at Grand Caribe. those are just the ones north of the bridge!
San Pedro Town is a hustling and bustling place.
It offers numerous options for outstanding food and drinks! We recommend: Elvi’s, El Fogon, The Roadrunner, Blue Water Grille, and street food!
Saturdays are BBQ days in town and you can’t leave without trying the amazing BBQ chicken!
Also, Head south of the airport and grab some of the best breakfast options around at The Baker. On your way home, stop at Martha’s for some outstanding authentic Belizean food! seriously amazing. [all locations are accurately shown on google maps and some on apple maps]
The Famous Secret Beach is a short ride away and loaded with beach bars and restaurants, many with live entertainment and fun and games for the whole family!
Then there is just the relaxing on the deck, gentle sea breeze, swaying in a hammock with a cold beverage in your hand! This is the spot!