Donkey Sanctuary Aruba
- Type: Museums, Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Get ready to be overwhelmed with cute: the Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is a nonprofit organization devoted to saving the island's donkeys and educating locals and tourists on their care. Donkeys used to be the main form of transportation on the island; now many of them are sick and injured. The lucky ones receive proper care and shelter in this donkey sanctuary in the Santa Cruz neighboorhood in Aruba's northeast side about 8 miles from Eagle Beach. Visitors find the animals to be sweet, docile creatures eager to interact with people — especially if you bring the right treats. "Though they have feed cups you can purchase, bring a bagful of cut apples and carrots and the donkeys will be your friends for life," one TripAdvisor reviwer recommends.
The Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There's no admission fee to visit, but you're encouraged to make a donation to the organization's effort to save the Aruban donkey. Tours of the facilities are available and there's a gift shop with proceeds go toward fundraising. Check with the sanctuary's official website before planning your visit.
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