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

Positioned near the middle of the island of Bonaire, 2.3 miles south-southeast of downtown Kralendijk, Donkey Sanctuary Park welcomes local residents and visitors rooming on this part of the island or nearby. Even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights.

Nearby Restaurants

Visitors who work up an appetite will be able to pick from just enough local eateries in the vicinity of the wildlife reservation. At Sea, which serves Caribbean meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. The dining establishment is a short ways off, but out of the way enough that you might want to make plans for having a viable mode of transportation to get there. Also close-by, you will come across options like Capriccio and The Ribs Factory where you and your group might test out American dishes and enjoy the culture of the Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, ought to think about Bonaire National Marine Park and Washington-Slagbaai National Park; the first is one and a quarter miles to the northwest of this page's attraction. Other types of local activities include Fort Kostverloren, which is two miles away downtown Kralendijk. You might also consider checking out Movieland, which is another attraction in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, take a look at what is closest 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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