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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Donkey Preserve Tour

Enjoyed feeding the very docile donkeys and donating a few dollars to help this wonderful lady with her passion. Bought a book she authored for our 15 month old grandson, which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed feeding the very docile donkeys and donating a few dollars to help this wonderful lady with her passion. Bought a book she authored for our 15 month old grandson, which she autographed and personalized for him

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too hard to find. Free entrance. Friendly staff and volunteers. You can feed the donkeys then sit down and relax with a cold or warm drink. You might see some beautiful peacocks walking around. ;)

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Thank Kendra P
Civitavecchia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit The Donkey Sanctuary because we love animals and we found a very nice place with a very nice staff. They really care about these beutiful and sweet animals which we also fed. Nice souvenir shop were you can also help with a donation!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little tough to find the first time but worth the search. 122 donkeys hungry for attention as well as food from the palm of your hand. You can bring your own apples or purchase food on site for $1.00-$3.00 per bag. The donkeys know who has food and who doesn't. There is no cost to get up close and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is off the beaten path and reminded me of some desolate place in Tombstone, Arizona (old TV shoe). My husband and I got there about 2 p.m. and walked back to to the visitor's center in a large green shed looking building. You definitely don't want to miss the visitor's center. It's a pleasant place to sit and talk... More 

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Thank Debbie C
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to the Donkey Sanctuary was the highlight of my trip to Aruba! The donkeys are well cared for and loved, and my husband and I enjoyed interacting with them. Most of them are friendly and gentle, and we enjoyed feeding and brushing them. Side-note-- Be sure to get up-to-date directions before you go. The Sanctuary has moved, and the... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have recently moved into a new facility and are now able to look after more than 100 donkeys. Animals are well cared for and well loved.

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Thank Brent113
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the sanctuary and had a wonderful time. The donkeys were so friendly. I highly recommend purchasing the donkey food and feeding them. We were able to take some awesome photos!! The facility was very clean - as the staff was cleaning the whole time we were there. It took us about 45 minutes at... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at an Airbnb Villa, up the road from the sanctuary. I love all sort of animals so I wanted to go and see the sanctuary. We we told that it is run by volunteers and there is no fee to get. We arrived on Saturday and too our 1st walk down after breakfast on Sunday. These donkeys... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To be honest, this was not my idea but my better half wanted to visit and I'm glad we did. The Aruban donkeys are just as sweet as can be and they are calm and friendly to goth children and adults. The people who care about these animals created a lovely and varied landscape for these animals, and you can... More 

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