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Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

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Address: Sta Lucia 4A, Santa Cruz 11111, Aruba
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Description: Visit Donkey Sanctuary Aruba where you can feed and pet the donkeys from...
Visit Donkey Sanctuary Aruba where you can feed and pet the donkeys from the safety of our enclosed porch. They especially love apples and carrots, so feel free to bring some along. There is no admission fee, though your generous donations are greatly appreciated and are what continue to allow us the ability to care for our donkey family, which has approximately 130+ members at the moment. Our volunteers will be more than happy to show you around and answer your questions. And if you get there early enough, you can even help with the daily chores of feeding and caring for the donkeys, a great and educational experience for children! If you’d rather just observe, then you’re welcome to grab a seat on our covered porch, sit back with some coffee or a cold beverage and snack from our concession stand, or take a look inside our gift shop. Whatever you decide, we look forward to seeing you there!
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It's a bit confusing to get to, we got lost a couple times, but when we arrived, there were donkeys to greet us at the gate. They are very friendly, our 12 year old daughter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It's a bit confusing to get to, we got lost a couple times, but when we arrived, there were donkeys to greet us at the gate. They are very friendly, our 12 year old daughter loved them. You can buy a bag of donkey food and feed the donkeys (that's always adventurous and fun). There's a small gift shop, you... More 

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dudley uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Hired car for the day, specifically to get out to the Donkey Sanctuary and was so worth it!!! Been given map with hire car but found it more by luck than judgement! Few/No road names, and some roads hard to distinguish from dirt tracks, just head "in that general direction ". Marked from main road though. Took a few bags... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a cool place to visit.. and it doesn't cost anything. Of course, if you want to feed the donkeys, you can buy a small bag of feed. And they do accept donations to take care of the donkeys. We enjoyed our visit!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

I have always thought donkeys and mules were cute, besides that they are amazing work animals. Unfortunately, there's never enough love for work animals and in Aruba it's no different. With the spread and growth of the human population-these awesome animals are left unwanted to roam. Luckily, some kinds folks in Aruba started this sanctuary to care and save the... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I adore do keys and I loved this sanctuary. The ladies that run this place rescue the donkeys that were let loose by the locals after they were no longer needed. They provide a nice home for these burros and a great place for tourists to interact with them.

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Colchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Super cute! Between 50-60 donkeys, have different sized bags of feed you can buy- the donkeys will eat out of your hand. They're super friendly, and all have names. Free to visit, they accept donations, though! A little hard to find (but it's not a big island, so it's hard to get lost)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Read the reviews & viewed the photos prior to our trip. Knew it was a must! Had a wonderful time feeding the donkeys & thoroughly enjoyed the sites on our ride from the hotel. What a great experience!

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We decided to visit the Donkey Sanctuary again on this visit. It was breakfast time and the donkeys were anxious to have their meal. A group of 4 other visitors came bearing apples and carrots. The donkeys were far more interested in produce. The sanctuary had cutting boards and knives available and the people who brought the treats were more... More 

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Conyers, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I totally love the Donkey Sanctuary. It is a nice peaceful place to sit back and enjoy feeding the donkeys. They love carrots and apples and will eat right out of your hand. It's wonderful to know the donkeys have a safe place to roam. It's a non profit organization and I support the donkeys buy simply buying them hay... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The donkey sanctuary is a free, donations greatly appreciated, awesome friendly staff! They gather around you and are able to bring your own fruits to feed them! There is a small gift shop and plenty of snacks and drinks for sale!

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Address: Address: Sta Lucia 4A, Santa Cruz 11111, Aruba
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Santa Cruz

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