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10-01-2008, 04:39 PM
Bon dia,

My husband and I have decided to rent a Toyota Corolla for 3 days while we are in Aruba this time, so we can see some of the sights you can't see on tours. One of the places we definitely want to see is the Donkey Sanctuary. Is a Toyota Corolla going to be fine getting to/from the Donkey Sanctuary? Do we need a Jepp/4x4?

Any other suggestions for places to visit that aren't covered on tours?


10-01-2008, 08:14 PM
Yes, you can get to the sanctuary by car. A neat place which is not on a tour isLourdes Grotto (http://www.aruba.com/whattodo/lourdesgrotto.php). Also if you are birdwatchers, the Bird Sanctuary (http://www.aruba.com/whattodo/birdsanctuary.php).

10-06-2008, 08:43 AM
Remember to bring some apples and carrots for the donkeys. They are so cute. We had a great trip here in the Spring and the kids loved it. They were very nice about explaining about the donkeys and showing us some who were separated in areas from some bad injuries.
They have a gift shop and sold t shirts and the profits help to take care of the donkeys.

No problem getting here by car. We did get a little lost on the way but we enjoyed seeing the houses and you can never get too lost in Aruba..


10-06-2008, 09:41 AM
If you don't have time to get to the store, I also just read on another forum, that for a donation, the sanctuary will offer you carrots to feed the donkeys.

Andrea J.
10-06-2008, 10:17 AM
the donkey sanctuary is in great need of your $ donations.

bales of hay have gone up tremendiously in the past year.

a bale of hay (has to be imported) now costs about $18+.

each bale is is precut/scored into flakes, and each donkey gets about 2 flakes a day. each bale has i think 8 flakes.

feeding these poor beasts is a very expensive undertaking.

so when you visit, if you can...........make a $ donation, and yes indeed bring apples, carrots and peppermint lifesavers too.

10-06-2008, 11:37 AM
and peppermint lifesavers too.
Will they get cavities and have to go visit the vet dentist? :confused: :p :D

Andrea J.
10-06-2008, 02:41 PM
absolutely, will need to see the dentist and the horse/mule/donkey dentist is called a "floater"

so if you feed peppermint to the beasts, donate a little extra for their dental work ;)

Will they get cavities and have to go visit the vet dentist? :confused: :p :D

10-07-2008, 05:22 AM
Andrea, i never know that. It's kinda funny if you think: peppermints, who would know that? Do you also have some pictures of the place?