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Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

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Address: Sta Lucia 4A, Santa Cruz 11111, Aruba
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Visit Donkey Sanctuary Aruba where you can feed and pet the donkeys...

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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Fun place to visit

So glad we took a ride to visit the donkeys! Learned a lot about how important they were to the island! Dont forget to bring some apples!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So glad we took a ride to visit the donkeys! Learned a lot about how important they were to the island! Dont forget to bring some apples!!

Thank Dmg4930
Mansfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Sunday. They were closed at 2:30. Four great donkeys ran over to see us and take pictures but I would have liked to seen them all. We took pictures. I left money and one of them really needed to eat badly. They were hungry.

Thank DonnaLH74
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The donkey sanctuary is a neat place to visit. If you are driving there be careful it easy to get lost. Follow the signs up to the double gates. Walk in and see the all the donkeys running free an a natural setting. Donation are what keeps this place running. The kids will love it.

Thank Travelingaroundtown
Graz, Austria
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a quiet and peaceful oasis on the jet-set island of aruba! i`m convinced this is an institution worth to support. you can see animals are treated well there, volunteers from all over the island spend time and effort to create an species-appropriate environment for the donkeys. wonderful place to take a break from mass tourism and cruise-ship-business and to hang... More 

Thank Astrid V
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I managed to squeeze in two trips to the sanctuary during my stay...and if it were possible I'd squeeze in two more! I went on a Thursday for just a quick peek since it was closing time and knew I'd be back. I spent several hours Saturday enjoying not only the donkeys but the wonderful volunteers! Most notably are two... More 

Thank Ginniper
Morris County, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to do or see here. Donkeys are corralled in a pen with you. You can feed them. Volunteers run the sanctuary and tell you the history of them. You can adopt a donkey, make a donation or purchase souvenirs.

Thank Laurie F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Donkey Sanctuary based on other recommendations and were very pleased! It is definitely off the beaten path but a refreshing change from the busier attractions. I would highly recommend some type of four wheel drive vehicle to access the area (we rented a jeep). When you first arrive, it feels like you may be in the... More 

Thank Ann-Marie S
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept donkeys, looking for some grain. They're friendly, grumpy, hot and fabulous. Nice gift shop on location with adorable little donkey fridge magnets for $3. Only souvenir I bought in 10 days.

Thank Kitty H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I adore this place place! Totally off the beaten path, so get detailed directions, but it is totally worth the trip. Great for any an animal lover and the volunteers are so friendly and helpful. The donkeys are wonderful and to see so many in one spot is definitely are rare treat. They are up close and personal, so bring... More 

Thank Roe090
Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We enjoy stopping at the donkey sanctuary whenever we're in Aruba. You will find it on a map. When you arrive at the location, proceed through the gates and head to the top of the hill. It was a little confusing the first time we did it. Just close the gates behind you. You can feed the donkeys, sit and... More 

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