Based in Fuente de Piedra, close to the famous Flamingo Lake, we provide a safe haven with wonderful facilities for some of the many donkeys and mules that have faced such a hard life.
Our traditional Spanish cortijo (farm), complete with a charming olive grove and traditional buildings, has been turned into a safe haven for donkeys and mules rescued from across Europe. You can meet our residents and learn all their stories as you walk around the grounds, discovering how we care for them. You can even adopt a donkey at our Visitors' Centre.
This is a perfect way to discover the beauty of the Spanish interior, while enjoying a fun and interesting visit that will also help the donkeys. The nearby Flamingo Lake is famous for the fabulously coloured flamingos that flock to it.
Summer: (15 May- 15 September) Tuesdays to Sunday 9 am - 3 pm
Winter: (16 September- 14 May) Thursday to Sunday 10 am - 4.30 pm
Please note that El Refugio del Burrito is closed to the public on 25th of December, 1st of January and 6th of January every year.
Entry donation: 2€
Just a 40-minute drive to the north of Malaga, you will find us situated in the beautiful village of Fuente de Piedra, near Antequera, towards Seville by A92.
To go to Fuente de Piedra you must take A92 motorway. Exit to Fuente de Piedra is at Km. 132
Take the junction 132 to Fuente de Piedra and head into the village, turning left next to a big house with palm trees.
Follow the track and take the second left after passing a large house on your right. We are situated at the end of this track.
Check the Google map for detailed directions