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Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

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Address: Bringamosa 2Z, Santa Cruz 11111, Aruba
Phone Number: 2975932933
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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A rewarding visit while on vacation

The Donkey Sanctuary was a great find and good fun to break up our days spent on the beach. We brought apples, carrots and celery which they all enjoyed. If you plan on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Deborah H
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Donkey Sanctuary was a great find and good fun to break up our days spent on the beach. We brought apples, carrots and celery which they all enjoyed. If you plan on visiting it is good to bring food with you and know that you should feed the donkeys outside the fenced area. Be sure to bring a MAP... More 

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Thank Deborah H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly easy going place where you can walk among the rescues and feed them. Cute basic shop for souvenirs. Can adopt a donkey for a few bucks. Only 35 left in the wild. Great group to support

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Thank BJ H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smelly but if you are an animal lover you will enjoy seeing the donkeys. You will get to pet and feed the donkeys and the best part, the sanctuary is completely FREE! (It is $1-$3 bag for donkey food -- if you'd like to feed the donkeys.) They have a place to use the bathroom and wash your hands after... More 

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Thank Sara Jane H
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the place suggests you will see a lot of donkeys there. They are quite and friendly. You can also feed them if you are on the mood. If you are around the area stop by there to take some shots and enjoy the location (if you courage enough).

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Thank Bertrand C
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was too much fun! The donkeys are wonderful and feeding them was a blast! We brought a bag of apples and one of carrots and I wish we had double the amount. All volunteer, so leave a tip!

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Thank Jana E
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well-run facility staffed by a lot of volunteers and true animal lovers. Visiting this place was a real highlight of our trip. You will get up close to so many. This is such a unique experience you must go and leave them a good donation to keep the place running. Fun for the whole family.

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Thank frontside5
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This non profit sanctuary all run by volunteers was such a wonderful surprise. So happy we discovered it. The donkeys are super friendly and really enjoy being rubbed down and loved on. Be sure to purchase food pellets and postcards. Do leave donations if possible. Can't wait to return.

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Thank Corissa W
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Donkey Sanctuary has moved to a larger location since my last visit. Glad to see they're doing well, as this is a worth while effort and fun place to visit. Had fun walking among the animals, and visiting with the ladies working that day. Good souvenir shop and fun to feed the donkeys. Worth a trip!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I had this on my list of To Do's during this trip. I bought baby carrots in the Superfoods and we made the 30 minute trek from the High Rise area. My husband was little concerned looking at them, looking at the carrots and looking at me but I went into the enclosure anyway. No Problems! The donkeys were very... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We went there through an all day tour from De Palm Tours. They do a great thing here for the donkeys. We were able to walk around with about 100 donkeys and feed them

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