Showing posts with label Sightseeing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sightseeing. Show all posts

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Find Out Why Aruba Is The Perfect Place For A Family Getaway

Aruba Bound

Aruba, aka, “One Happy Island,” is well known for its terrific beaches and dependable sunshine (it is well south of the hurricane zone). But could it keep my family (including two teenage boys) entertained and happy during a five day winter break? More

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Adventures in Aruba

Snorkeling, Cruise, Flamingo beach, Safari, Paddle-boarding

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cliff Jumping Rocky

Visit with ABC Jeep Tour's North Coast Safari

Stops include select, pristine sites along the dramatic north coast of our beautiful island:

  • North Cape
  • Blackstone Beach
  • Twin Bridges
  • Eyes of God
  • Andicuri
  • Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
AND to cool off after some shaking and baking in the sun; Swimming and cliff jumping will be at our exclusive, hidden Cave and Natural Pool at "Boca". Your tour captain will guide you through areas on land, and under the sea, that reveal the island’s true beauty.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Fewer, but really special participants at the Donkey Walk 2018

Aruba Bound

Although the organizers of the annual Donkey Walk may normally count on 200 to 300 participants, this year there were a lot fewer athletes who showed up. This was due to the fact that another walk took place in Parke Arikok that day. But that did not spoil the fun as more than one hundred participants joined in a terrific walk through Aruba’s fantastic nature. Three lovely donkeys walked along – they finished the almost 6 kilometers with ease.

Most participants are walking at the Donkey Walk, but there are also the runners, who are fiercely committed to finish with a good result. First in the Women’s Category was Elizabether Kelkboom; Mito Werleman was first in the Men’s Division. Ransey de Cuba, 17 years old and a student at the Emmaschool, finished in his wheelchair – it had been his fervent wish to participate and the Off Road Wheelchair Aruba foundation saw to it that Ransey could use an electric wheelchair and an assistant. Ransey was probably the participant who enjoyed the Donkey Walk the most. Smiling a big smile he crossed the finish line and went straight to the table where the fruit (courtesy of SuperFood) was laid out. He also loved the gift that Matthew’s restaurant donated to all participants. Well done, Ransey!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Legendary Donkey Walk is held on January 20th

Aruba Bound
Visitors and locals: this is your chance. On Saturday, January 20, the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary organizes its 13th annual fundraising walk, which has become legendary by now. Together with donkeys Diva, Simba and Igor, young and old can walk, jog or run through the beautiful Aruban countryside. It is a lovely, hill-studded 5 K walk (or a bit more). You will love it!

The route starts at the new Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa. Participants are directed via Boton, Jan Flemming and the Frenchman’s Pass back to Bringamosa. Along the way there is a watering point and at the finish there is the customary fruit, sponsored as always by Super Food. All participants will receive a lovely gift courtesy of Matthews Restaurant.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The first copy of the 2018 Donkey Calendar was handed out to Bucuti Beach Resort

Aruba Bound
Exactly on October 4th, (World Animal Day), the first copy of the 2018 Donkey Calendar was handed out. This year the honor went to Mr. Biemans, CEO of the prestigious Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, one of the crown jewels of Aruba's hotels.

Mr. Biemans is known as a very conscientious person that is very concerned with Aruba's natural environment. He is always willing to contribute to the Donkey Sanctuary whenever asked. Mr.Biemans was not on the island to receive his calendar, so the honor went to Bucuti Resort Mgr. Mr.Rick van den Berg.

Desiree Eldering of the Donkey Sanctuary, was proud to hand Mr. v/d Berg the first copy. And all this under the watchful eyes of volunteers and donkeys.

The new 2018 Donkey Calendar is beautiful and colorful. Printed on thick A3 format paper, this calendar is full of important local and international information. Also included are local activities such as the 2018 Carnival schedule and feast days. The calendar cost fls. 25.00 and is available at Superfood, Veterinary Contreras, En Vogue Coiffures , and also at the Donkey Sanctuary in Bringamosa. All proceeds from the calendar goes directly to the donkeys. And the cost of printing the calendar is funded totally by the 12 sponsors whose name appears on the calendar.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa is officially open!

Aruba Bound

The new Aruba Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa is officially open! Quite a lot of cheerful visitors to the Donkey Fair viewed the opening ceremony, which was done by the six volunteers, who started the sanctuary twenty years ago. Honorary guests Ramon and Maria Boekhoudt, Mevine Kock and Stewart Willems, Facundo Franken, Chito Paris and Johnnie Fingal cut a veggie cake and distributed it among the donkeys present as the official opening ceremony. Thus the move to Bringamosa, which offers the 130 donkeys and the 25.000 visitors a year a wonderful new location and the 20th anniversary of the sanctuary were jointly celebrated.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Donkey Sanctuary organizes a grand Donkey Fair

Aruba Bound
On Sunday, April 9 it is party time at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa. On that day the sanctuary celebrates its 20th anniversary and its new complex at Bringamosa will be officially opened. The opening ceremony will be held at 11 am; the first volunteers who started the sanctuary twenty years ago will be the guests of honor. Without them the Donkey Sanctuary would not exist – many donkeys would be roaming around and Aruba would not have a major tourist attraction.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Aruban Donkey Sanctuary organizes a wonderful raffle

Aruba Bound
Twenty years ago, in the month of April, the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary opened its doors. At the time there were many roaming herds of donkeys and the growing number of accidents with donkeys, injured donkeys and donkey abuse was the reason that a group of concerned local people got together to protect the animals. This was the start of the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. Ten donkeys from Pos Chiquito were the first to be relocated to a safe haven; twenty years later the Sanctuary offers food and shelter to 130 donkeys. Volunteers take care of the herd, which has become one of the island’s major tourist attractions.