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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, Bonaire

(4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Visit Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire and meet its charming residents. Founded in 1939 by a Dutch couple, the sanctuary provides refuge and care for sick or orphaned donkeys in Bonaire. Take a drive through the large park where the donkeys are free to roam--you can pet them and feed them carrots on the drive. Visit the special care meadow, where pregnant, injured, and baby donkeys are kept, learn about the efforts of the sanctuary, and support the donkeys by buying souvenirs from the gift shop. After the tour, you can admire tortoises and iguanas in the garden, or relax with a refreshing drink on the terrace, which overlooks a salt lake. Put Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kralendijk tourist route planner.
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  • Donkey Sanctuary houses about 700 donkeys who are sick, injured or orphans. They do this on the basis of donations and volunteers. A wonderful initiative! It is good to drive around with all there asses around the car. Drive is quite tricky every now and then;-) If you want you can on its way from the car or even walking. There is also a lookout tower on which you have a beautiful view, beyond just the donkey sanctuary. Admission is $7, if you want you can buy for your site on drive roots the donkeys.
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  • The owners take what sad fate of donkeys to the 900. In the wild they have little food, many hit and they are not happy. Gradually they moved to the park, clean and sterilized. You can drive around, the donkeys gather around your car and would like to get some food from you.
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  • Super nice! A must. Kudos to the volunteers who put in for this beautiful nature reserve for donkeys
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  • The donkey sanctuary is a huge piece of land that is fenced off. Nothing much else was done to the terrain besides adding some shelters. You thus have to visit by car, otherwise it's too hot and tiring and the donkeys will overrun you. The animals themselves are adorable and friendly, but they are quite greedy, so they will chase your car and block your way in search of food. This is of course to be expected and it was really fun and exciting. Near the entrance there is also a paddock where you can go in and pet the donkeys and feed them. The place also has very nice and clean bathrooms and the staff was really friendly. The tickets were 7$ per person and there is a box for donations.
  • If you are an animal person this is definitely a stop to check out. Donkeys aren't always the most interesting of animals but since most of those in the sanctuary are rescued or raised by the staff they are friendly, and the young ones are awfully cute. The special care area lets you walk around close and pet any willing to come up to you. The staff is also super friendly and will answer any donkey related questions you may have. One note, if you happen to ride there on bikes, be mindful the tires are definitely free game for some donkey chewing if you leave them out!
  • Lots and lots of Donkeys and they like carrots
  • Shot a scene for House Hunters International here. The owner is very sweet and takes great care of the donkeys. Pretty nice place to visit.
  • Great place to cuddle with Donkeys, view the turtles and iGuana's