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Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Bringamosa 2Z, Santa Cruz 11111, Aruba
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+297 593 2933
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved visiting the Donkey Sanctuary on our way out to Baby Beach. We brought some carrots for them (2 bags from Superfood, wish we would have brought more). When we arrived we saw a sign that instructed us to head to the welcome center....More

Thank A1977C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We rented a UTV and drove the island on out cruise stop over. The donkeys were so cute and loved to be fed. They do an awesome job caring for them, donations are extremely welcome - no cost to enter.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Animal Garden was a delightful surprise while exploring the island! Up close interaction and a good, donation based system, please support it!

Thank Martin U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to note the personalities of the different donkeys. We loved the greeter...she walked us in and out. So cute!

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk right in and take your time with the animals. All are friendly and it was bout 3 bucks for a large bag of food. We got post cards here as well in the gift shop. The staff pretty much leaves you alone and allows...More

Thank djanchondo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well cared for donkeys come to eat their special food right from your hands in this clean, well cared for sanctuary for these abandoned animals. The staff-all volunteers-explain why and how they care for the donkeys. There are many things to buy in the company...More

Thank nickwimmers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a stop on our all day Jeep Tour. The donkeys were fun to see and walked right up to you. We bought a bag of food to feed them and boy they loved it! The guide was very informative and easy to listen...More

Thank Kara4030
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How nice to see somebody trying to save the island donkeys. We bought a bag of food to feed the donkeys - the kids liked feeding them and petting them. Listen to their story about how the donkeys came to the island, and why they...More

Thank bmorekind
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So we read in advance that you should bring some apples or carrots with you to feed the donkeys, which we did, but there are also bags of food pellets to be purchased at the sanctuary to feed the animals. When you arrive you’ll see...More

1  Thank Shaewillsen
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

This is an awesome free activity you can take your children to. They have over 130 donkeys at this sanctuary. Kind of a sad story. Donkeys used to be used for transportation, but when aruba got cars they just let there donkeys run wild. Over...More

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Nancy B
June 24, 2017|
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Response from 778ginal | Reviewed this property |
As long as you have a cell phone you can certainly call for transportation back to your hotel. You can also make a reservation with a driver for return transportation back to your hotel. I hope this helps.
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Melissa S
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Ann Marie K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I wore sneakers as walking on dirt and around donkeys. Enjoy!
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patzeep
April 14, 2017|
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Response from SueTurf | Reviewed this property |
You could easily take a taxi and get there and back in time. Taxis reasonable in Aruba.
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