Iguana Gardens, once a sanctuary for the prehistoric-looking creatures, has been transformed into a space that’s equal parts public garden, bar, and community center. The outdoor lounge, strewn with colorful wicker chairs, is the place for yoga, smoothies, movies, and fierce but friendly ping-pong matches. Heads up: Iguanas still lurk in the trees. Image by Irina Oxilixo Danilova/Shutterstock. This appeared in the January/February 2014 issue.