Iguana were found throughout our trek around the Mayan ruins of Tulum.
It was the Mayan belief that the framework of the earth was formed by the bodies of iguana.
Itzamna, the Supreme Mayan god’s name means iguana house, and looking out across the ruins of Tulum to a rock facing the ocean, it seems appropriate that the Maya thought this. If you use your imagination, can you see the head of an iguana in that rock jutting out into the ocean?
I’ve also read that iguana can be rather tasty.