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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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These rescued donkeys deserve your compassion. Quite adventurous and heartwarming to feed these animals and learn about their journey proved so worthwhile. Anyone may even adopt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Sewell, New Jersey
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Sewell, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

These rescued donkeys deserve your compassion. Quite adventurous and heartwarming to feed these animals and learn about their journey proved so worthwhile. Anyone may even adopt a donkey.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went there with tour guy and feed the donkey and left. Not thing more. However, they tells you the story about donkey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a very peaceful place where you can see and help , learn about the Arabian donkeys . Since the donkey population is decreasing .

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was part of the 7 hour tour with De Palm Tours. It was informative because donkeys are part of Aruba's history. I was wondering why they had a sanctuary for them and now I know why. We also got to see 4 wild donkeys in Arikok park as we drove. I did not think there were any left in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A great way to take a break from Aruba's stunning beaches and great restaurants (a tough life, huh ?) is to take a trip out to Santa Cruz and the Donkey Sanctuary. The donkeys are well looked after by a Dutch family and you can get as up close with these beautiful creatures as you like. They also sell donkey... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great organization that takes care of the island's donkey population! The sanctuary is a nice outing for both adults and children. The donkeys are roaming around the sanctuary and you are able to interact with them. It's particularly fun to visit when there are babies in the sanctuary. Volunteers are on site to give information and answer questions. The entrance... More 

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My 9 year old's favorite animal is the donkey so this was an obvious must-do while in Aruba. We had a fantastic experience and much of that was do to the volunteer, Anton. We arrived late morning and within minutes 3 or 4 "Jeep Safari" vehicles pulled up. Luckily that large group left within 30 minutes and we had a... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a great place to go in and walk around. The donkeys are very friendly and you can pat them. We enjoyed walking around the sanctuary. I have been going to Aruba 19 years but have never been here. Glad we took the time to go this time.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Was a bit of a challenge to find initially but once we found a sign, it wasn't too bad. Wonderful gem of a place that takes in and cares for the almost forgotten Arubian Donkey! No charge for entrance but it is expensive to care for animals so a donation is of course recommended. My youngest daughter spent a VERY... More 

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

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

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