Donkey Dreamland on the Costa del Sol is Now Open to Visitors

Donkey dreamland

One visitor enjoyed the experience Credit: Donkey Dreamland

THERE are so many people on the Costa del Sol who dedicate their lives to caring for abandoned animals but sometimes when they have just set up, they aren’t able to promote themselves to attract support.

Donkey Dreamland in Mijas has been a long time coming although it was the dream of Spanish born Amaya Isert who wants to give a long-term home to donkeys who are no longer wanted, particularly former ‘taxis’ in the nearby pueblo.

Hoping to open to the public at the beginning of the year, a change of location followed by the lockdown meant a significant delay but the stable doors were opened on August 1 and visitors are now very welcome.

In due course she hopes to open a cafeteria on the property but in the meantime invites visitors to enjoy some time with these rescued donkeys who love human company.

The sanctuary can be found at Diseminado la Rosa, 79, 29649 Las Lagunas de Mijas and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm but for more information of opening times and how to find the refuge visit

Written by

John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page