The Junta de Andalucia has officially lifted travel restrictions from municipalities, which means plenty of travel adventures with your family, including your four-legged members, are ready and waiting for you! Where will you go to first?
Like their human counterparts, dogs are spoiled for choice when it comes to holidays in Andalucia. If you and your dog are real lovers of sea breezes and salt air, there are plenty of beautiful dog beaches across the Costa del Sol and beyond that make for a lovely change of scenery without sacrificing the sandy shores you love. There's also plenty of countryside walks and hiking paths too, that are perfect for those who prefer to explore the natural beauty Andalucia has to offer -a holiday we all know dogs just love! City slickers have plenty of options too, as there are lots of dog-friendly cities that will welcome your fur baby with open arms to their hotels, restaurants and attractions. Some of our favourite dog-friendly places to visit in Andalucia are:
Torre del Mar: The beach here has a designated play area for dogs, complete with toys and potty area. It's been deemed “not safe for swimming” for people, but walks along its shores to soak in the sun are more than enough in our book for a great holiday for everyone in the family!
Jerez de la Frontera: A bustling city with plenty to keep you busy, but also in the heart of agricultural country with lots of green spaces to keep your dog's tail wagging happily!
Tarifa: Sunny shores, sandy dunes and friendly people...what more could you ask for in a beach holiday with your dog? Check into a dog-friendly hotel here or rent a campsite for a fun trip that's not far from Estepona.
Chiclana de la Frontera: If you can't agree on where to go, try a visit here. Chiclana de la Frontera is home to La Barrosa, a 6-km long dog-friendly beach as well as the Parque Forestal Pinar del Hierro y la Espartosa, where you and your dog can explore 50 hectares of natural beauty through its designated hiking paths.
There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels across Andalucia, but when booking your holiday make sure the hotel you'll be staying at not only accepts dogs, but welcomes them. Will your dog be allowed with you in all areas of the hotel or confined to your room? Can they stay in your room unattended while you're out? Are they given their own bed (or allowed on yours)? Restrictions like these can spoil your and your dog's holiday so doing a bit of research ahead of time can make a real difference when it comes to choosing a great hotel to stay in no matter where you decide to visit.
If you're concerned that your dog may not enjoy your up-coming holiday to it's fullest because of restrictions against your precious pooch, why not book them into Paws Doggy Daycare & Boarding Centre while you're away? Take the relaxing holiday you need knowing your dog is not only in great hands, but having a much-needed holiday themselves at a fun, exciting and safe doggy hotel that caters specifically to their doggy pleasure!
Whether it's an overnight stay, weekend stay or longer, a doggie holiday at Paws is the pawfect treat for your dog. In the company of other canine companions they can enjoy playtime (and rest time) in our secure dog centre with plenty of play areas, shaded areas, large swimming pool, dog beds and 3,500m2 orchard. The staff at Paws are all real dog-lovers too, who delight in spending time with all the dogs that stay at Paws and treat them as their own. Your dog can expect plenty of cuddles, playtime and even walks in the campo with our Paws Pack when they stay at Paws, while you can be content in the knowledge that your fur baby is safe, well taken care of and will return home to you a very happy hound.
All dogs that stay at Paws, either for daycare or overnight boarding, are required to undergo initial vetting to ensure they are a great fit with our current Paws Pack, so if you're intending to travel this spring or summer, please be sure to get in touch with us as soon as you can in your planning so we have plenty of time to get to know you and your dog before you leave.