Donkey Sanctuary Park

When a wild donkey is reported as wounded or sick on the island, the sanctuary gets a call and takes the donkey in to heal them and give them a safe place to stay. The sanctuary invites guests to stop by and learn about wild donkeys, see how they are treated, and even get to interact with them.

Your first stop when you arrive at the Sanctuary will be at the shop where you can learn about the work they do there, as well as pick up a few souvenirs. From there, you can tour the park in your private vehicle or on foot. The donkeys are friendly and will come right up to your window for food which you can purchase at the gift shop. If you're traveling on foot, you can stop by the Special Care Meadow where the donkeys needing extra care can be found, or hang out in the garden where you can get drinks and snacks and keep an eye out for tortoises and iguanas.

Location

Donkey Sanctuary Park lies on the island of Bonaire, 2.3 miles south-southeast of downtown Kralendijk.

Nearby Restaurants

There are just enough restaurants in the community around the wildlife reservation to keep tourists appeased. At Sea, which serves Caribbean fare, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. The restaurant is only about two miles from this nature preserve, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Also close-by, you and your companions will encounter options such as Capriccio and The Ribs Factory where you will be able to try a bit of American meals and experience the culture of the Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, should check out Bonaire National Marine Park and Washington-Slagbaai National Park; the first and closest of which is 1.3 miles away from this nature preserve. Other nearby activities include Fort Kostverloren, which is two miles away downtown Kralendijk. Furthermore, you can consider making the trip to Movieland, which is another attraction in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Caribbean's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Donkey Sanctuary Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Fort Kostverloren Historic Site 2.1 mi. ( km) NNW Downtown Kralendijk
Movieland Other Activities/Excursions 2.3 mi. ( km) N Downtown Kralendijk
Willemstoren Lighthouse Other Attraction 6.6 mi. ( km) S Bonaire
Spelonk Cave GeoFeature 7.6 mi. ( km) NNE Bonaire

More Information

Hours

The sanctuary is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Cost

Children up to age 12 pay $3.50 for entrance, and those 13 and above pay $7(USD).

Location: Bonaire

Website

http://www.donkeysanctuary.org/

 

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