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Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

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Address: Bringamosa 2Z, Santa Cruz 11111, Aruba
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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

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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My wife is an animal lover she was in heaven. It is out of the way and you will need to rent a car or find a driver that knows where it is. It is not easy to find however it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Midland, Michigan
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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife is an animal lover she was in heaven. It is out of the way and you will need to rent a car or find a driver that knows where it is. It is not easy to find however it was very fun and worth it. You get to walk around the enclosure with the Donkeys. They are friendly... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These donkeys were adorable. They would come right up to you if you had a pan of food to eat. They were friendly and you could pet them.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You get to interact and pet the donkeys as long and as much as you want. You can bring vegetables to feed them or pay for food there (recommended since proceeds go to the sanctuary). Make sure to ask for directions before you go since the location moved.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be careful, it has moved location. Make sure you going to the correct location. Nice to feed the friendly donkeys with children.

Thank Centh
Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always pop in here when in Aruba. We arrived on a cruise then hired a car, and it's pretty easy to find. Loved seeing the donkeys in their new premises. As usual bought some food for the donkeys. You just park up, walk through the gate into the paddock and the shop and small visitor centre are round to... More 

Thank MrMrsW50
Christiansburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the donkey sanctuary as part of our land rover tour and so glad we did. Lots of donkeys to visit, feed and love on. They are people friendly and so excited to see you. Learned a bit of history of donkey in Aruba and glad to see the volunteers are doing such good work.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived her very early one morning the people working here were very busy cleaning up and feeding the donkey's but still managed time for us . We bought a couple of bags of food which the chickens enjoyed too. Wish I had stopped to buy some carrots at the shop. It was very hot and the people are amazing caring... More 

Thank maggiemaggie56
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look at those faces! The donkeys are like puppies in a pet store. They are so excited to see you! Some are more interested in people than others, some really like to eat whatever you have and still others just like the feel of a human petting. We happened upon the sanctuary on the way home from the national park.... More 

Thank Sue F
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at a grocery store in Oranjestad to buy some carrots before heading to the sanctuary. What a lovely place! The donkeys are all so friendly. If you bring carrots or purchase bags of food, I recommend staying outside the enclosure to feed them, otherwise you get swarmed. You can walk right into the enclosure to go to the... More 

Thank Melissa R
Slingerlands, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were donkeys brought to the island many years ago, and with the advent of cars and agricultural machinery they became "obsolete", and many of them became strays. These amazing volunteers care for them 24/7 365! They moved last year, and tripled their acreage. They now have over 100 donkeys in their care. Buy a bag of food there, and/or... More 

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