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El Refugio del Burrito

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Beautiful home for donkeys.

Wonderful location, so much space for the animals. There is lots of information about them and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great work worth a visit

This was our second visit to the El Refugio Del Burrito having visited it with our older children... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Richard S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Apartado 25, 29520 Fuente de Piedra, Spain
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

I went for a week's volunteering holiday to El Refugio, and it is just the most perfect place to get close to donkeys, mules, and more, whether you're staying there like I did, or just for a few hours on a day's visit. There are...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful location, so much space for the animals. There is lots of information about them and where they came from (often very sad stories). There is a kids play park and ice creams and drinks for the hot days. The animals are very friendly and...More

Thank EleanorJ31
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to the El Refugio Del Burrito having visited it with our older children so this time took our 4 year old. The Donkey Sanctuary is very reasonably priced asking for just a 2 Euro donation for entry. There are lots...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the refuge on a Saturday for a pre-booked tour and interaction experience. These people are doing incredible work helping Donkey’s from all over Spain have some sort of quality of life following various different types of abuse or bad treatment. Some of the stories...More

Thank PeterMcP78
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Gave a 5* because animals are so close to my/ our heart. Really easy to find from the village as.they have signs up. Access road could do with grading ( potholes) but we managed easily in a 7m motorhome. Just loved it. The care lavished...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Very nice to see all of these rescued donkeys. I was a bit worried about a dog who was locked into a car trailer for the time we were there, as it seemed distressed and it was a hot day.

Thank NancyEdinburgh
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were staying an hour and a half away near Zamoranos and saw a brochure for the Refugio. Animal lovers, we were intrigued. Our hats go off to these wonderful, devoted people who are caring for burros and donkeys who had nowhere else to go....More

Thank judythr
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I was really impressed with the cleanliness of this little donkey sanctuary. The donkeys ( and a few ponies) look very well cared for and have plenty of outside space AND shelter from the hot sun. There is a small shop for buying gifts. Only...More

Thank woodybark
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This is well worth the trip to visit the donkeys. There is a small donation to get in. Each enclosure has info about the donkeys. Their names, ages & how they came to be in the refuge. There is a nice little gift shop with...More

Thank lizzie4916
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely place to visit and spend a couple of hours with the friendly donkeys. Very close to the Flamingo lagoon at Fuente de Piedra.

Thank mantalk
Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a wonderful experience and great time visiting this wonderful collection of animals many of whom have suffered great trauma in their past life. If you like loving and being loved this is the place for you. Can be combined with a trip to the...More

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