Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, Belnem

#3 of 24 in Parks in Bonaire
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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. Plan to visit Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire during your Belnem vacation using our convenient Belnem trip tool.
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  • Absolutely amazing place with 800 donkeys and all very curious and friendly. I would suggest to bring carrots or apples, the donkeys love it  more »
  • Great place to go, we went here today and we stayed for about 2 hours. We went into the sanctuary with a small car, not 4x4 and this was not a probleem. The only thing was that we were not a lot to...  more »
  • Absolute must do on Bonaire!! What a great sanctuary for donkeys. You can drive through and walk free, feed them and coddle with them. The baby’s are extra cute. Take lots of carrot 🥕 and buy a basket of food there and don’t give all the food away to the curious ones, save some for the ones in the back of the beautiful park. The souvenir shop is actually really nice and you support the initiative with it. Take two hours. 🥰 Big shout out to all the volunteers and the hard workers that take care of all the 600 (hello!) donkeys with so much love ❤️❤️❤️
  • Great place and a good cause. Fun place to visit and spend some time.

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