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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

P.O. Box #331, Lima z/n | Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire
(599)9 5607607
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Ranked #2 of 39 Attractions in Bonaire
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In our first week long vacation to Bonaire we decided to visit the donkey sanctuary. The children loved it and the donkeys were so friendly and made us laugh as we drove through.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We did not expect it to be such a funny experience. Staff is very friendly and little donkeys so cute. When you take a ride through the sanctuary with a bag of carrots I can guarantee you one of the best memories from Bonaire!!

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Bonaire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

One of the few non water based things to do in Bonaire. A great place to visit if you rent a car, don't miss it

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After 15 years of travelling to Bonaire, we finally got to visit the donkey sanctuary. The dedication and knowledge of the staff is amazing. The nursery area is so special to see the mommy's and their babies (there was a 5 day old baby when we were there). Driving through the sanctuary and seeing all the donkeys in their own... More

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Must do! Such a fun time. The donkeys in the sanctuary come straight up to your car and are so eager (yet friendly) for carrots and affection. Do not make the mistake we did and not buy enough carrots!

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Well set up by enthousiastic people. Nice encounters with lot's of .... donkeys! You can drive through at your own pace and/or visit the separate area with the young or special care donkeys

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Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited the sanctuary and fed them carrots from truck cab and then got out to pet the babies and mamas in nursery area. Petted a 2week old and a 4 week old. Staff was very informative and passionate about their work. We met a Dutch student who was doing her internship there in preparation to be a veterinary assistant.

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Detroit, Mi
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited on our last day in Bonaire driving along the southern part of the island. The Sanctuary has moved since the last time we were there 13 years ago. They had to move at their own expense. This is a great sevice Marina does for these gentle beasts. Visiting with the babies was so Awesome, they just want love... More

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Poolville, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After multiple visits to Bonaire, we finally went to the Donkey Sanctuary. It was great fun, especially seeing the baby donkeys. And what a great cause!!! By the way, they have little packages of Bonaire sea salt for $2, compared to a slightly larger bag downtown for $7 - buy your salt at the sanctuary. Have the donkeys run along... More

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Every once in a while an experience stays with you long after the moment ends. What Marina does is provide a sanctuary for the indigenous donkeys on Bonaire, and attempts to educate the community and government on why they should care about about their lives, which is a bit of an uphill battle. I did not know that a donkey... More

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