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.


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

Nearby Restaurants

There are enough food options in the community around Donkey Sanctuary Park to keep most visitors appeased. Capriccio, which serves Italian meals, is very close-by, making it a great option for nature preserve visitors. The dining establishment is a brief distance away, but far-off enough that you will probably decide to make plans for using a viable type of transport to get there. At Sea and The Ribs Factory are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At The Ribs Factory you and your party might eat some American meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Caribya.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Bonaire National Marine Park and Washington-Slagbaai National Park; the first of which is one and a quarter miles to the northwest of this page's attraction. There are other activities nearby, including Fort Kostverloren, which is two miles away downtown Kralendijk. You might want to also consider visiting Movieland, which is another nearby attraction.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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


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


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



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