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Address: P.O. Box #331, Lima z/n | Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire
Phone Number: (599)9 5607607
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Surprisingly fun way to spend 2 hours

We went as 4 generations to tour the sanctuary and see the donkeys. At their shop we bought one bag of carrots for each pair of adults, and this turned out to be a perfect amount... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went as 4 generations to tour the sanctuary and see the donkeys. At their shop we bought one bag of carrots for each pair of adults, and this turned out to be a perfect amount for feeding the donkeys. There was a 5 week old donkey who had a broken leg from being hit by a car, and she... More 

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Marion J, Eigenaar at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind revieuw Marion Jeursen en all the donkeys in the Sanctuary! More 

Willoughby, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is our second trip to the Donkey Sanctuary in Bonaire - it's so much fun to drive through and feed the donkeys!! You could buy a bag of carrots for $3 and feed the donkeys as you drive through. They all come to the car and it's a bit overwhelming when they stick their head in the car, but... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Donkey sanctuary was founded to rescue wild donkeys on the island that had been injured in car accidents, or colts who lost their mothers to collisions. They now have about 400 (out of a total population of 550) donkeys on site. For a modest contribution, you can drive through the sanctuary and interact with the donkeys. They offer a... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a ton of fun feeding carrots to hundreds of donkeys. They are very well cared for, and the place is run really well. They also have a bunch of tortoises!

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a blast with the donkey's....but know if you give them a carrot from your car be prepared for the donkey love fest with as many heads as they can put into your car. They smell the carrots! We would for sure do this again. The people that work there are extremely nice and knowledgeable about the babies, teens... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

These guys are saved from certain death and are so enjoyable to visit. Relax and go see them. Feed them some carrots. They're donkeys but nicer than the donkeys in your office.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is a spectacular example of people doing the right thing. We visited February 11, 2015, and were amazed at the quality of life for the rescued donkeys and the loving dedication of the volunteers. There is a hospital, a place for newborns and their mamas, and they just opened a "Senior Meadow" for the older donkeys.... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The donkeys are so sweet and gentle. You can get as close as you want, or watch from a distance. There are over 600 donkeys here and they do such good work. You can drive through, bike or walk through the sanctuary. We chose to bike through. It was a lot of fun. We even went back twice and drove... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

2nd visit here, but was equally as great and the donkey population continues to grow (now over 600). Be sure to buy some carrots from them when you arrive, and you will have immediate new "friends" as you drive through. Staff was excellent and really went out of their way to explain everything and answer questions. Photo is from their... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you want to friend go here and you'll make hundreds of them! The donkeys are sweet and lovable affectionate and just want your attention. I almost did not want to leave!

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