Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, Santa Cruz

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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. Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Santa Cruz Edition.
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  • Be sure to note the personalities of the different donkeys. We loved the greeter...she walked us in and out. So cute!  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
  • And a simple farm with many donkeys, cute and sweet but don't go specially because besides them there is nothing else. Children will be happy to see them and touch them but don't expect anything of that. Donkeys are still very cute and docile.
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  • So grateful to have had the opportunity to spend some time with these beautiful creatures. Will most definitely return ❤️
  • Being a volunteer 19 years ago, I instantly fell in love with this 'new' sanctuary! See you back soon as a volunteer again 😊
  • Love this place! The caregivers provide a loving home for these sweet animals. We visit every time we visit Aruba. We'll be there again in a few weeks.
  • 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!
  • A wonderful nonprofit that is doing great work to protect these animals and to preserve some of the history and culture of Aruba.
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