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Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, Santa Cruz

(500+ reviews on the web)
Wildlife Area
Meet the charming residents of Donkey Sanctuary Aruba. Established in 1997, the sanctuary houses and cares for the donkeys that were abandoned when Aruba introduced more modern forms of transportation. Feed and pet the hardworking equines, learn their names and stories, and help the volunteers care for the animals. Pick up a snack or a quirky souvenir at the gift shop. By using our Santa Cruz vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and other attractions in Santa Cruz.
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  • With lots of love and good care is this shelter run. It's nice and big for the asses making them a lot of space. For us it was not easy to find because it is bad (there they can find little to do, unfortunately we generally that things are bad on the Islands). We found it well worth the effort here for a short stop to listen to the stories of volunteers, also can here take what verkoelends drink and use the free Wi-Fi. An absolute must so.!
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  • I was a little hesitant as we didn't know what kind of conditions the donkeys were kept in. To our pleasure the area is well kept & the donkeys roam around & well fed. The little cantina has clean bat...  more »
  • I am so glad that I ventured out to visit this sanctuary. The sanctuary is located in the center of the island and I'd be going by myself on this adventure, so I grabbed a bag of carrots from the Supe...  more »
  • Such a great experience. The donkeys are all really friendly and love to interact with visitors. Don't bother buying food and bringing it here - they sell bags of pellets which are healthier for the donkeys for cheaper anyways. It's totally free so buying their food goes a long way to help support the sanctuary. A must visit while in Aruba!
  • This place was great! its free to enter and only a $1 to feed them a small pale of food. They were super funny to be fed and very friendly, even if a little aggressive for food haha.
  • We loved it. The donkeys were very friendly and the kids enjoyed feeding them.
  • My husband and I rented a Villa just a few minutes up the road from the donkey sanctuary, we went every morning for a week to help feed the donkeys, such a joy, to help the volunteer that give their time and love to these marvelous creatures from God. I plan to volunteer every time we visit Aruba, I'll be back!!
  • This is The most original sanctuary in the world. We loved our visit very much