Traveling to Spain with a dog? Fuengirola!

Traveling to Spain with a dog - Fuengirola!
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If you plan on traveling to Spain with a dog, Fuengirola is the answer to all you pet-oriented questions. Not only is this beautiful city in the Costa del Sol super pet-friendly, it is also set on making your travel plans easy by providing lists of dog-friendly hotels, beach, restaurants, dog parks, vets and more! Fuengirola won the ‘Top Dog’ award in 2022, by travelguau.com and improved even after that. Here is a short list of what Fuengirola can provide for your dog and you:

Dog-friendly hotels and apartments in Fuengirola

Finding accommodation is usually harder when a dog is part of the family, as many vacation rental owners consider hosting a pet can lead to increased risks and requirements in cleaning. Therefore, it is great that Fuengirola has prepared a list of pet-friendly accommodations where dogs will be welcome:

4* HOTEL Ilunion Fuengirola Paseo Marítimo, 87 recepcionfuengirola@ilunionhotels.com – tel 952 921 000
3* HOTEL El Puerto by Pierre et vacances Paseo Marítimo, 32 recepcion.hotelelpuerto@groupepvcp.com – tel 952 470 100
3* HOTEL Moon Dreams Fuengirola by Soho Avenida Santa Amalia, 2 mdfuengirola@sohohoteles.com – tel 952 460 150
2* HOTEL Agur Calle Tostón, 4 info@hotelagur.net – tel 952 476 666
1* HOTEL La Morena Avenida Condes de San Isidro, 41 info@hotel-lamorena.com – tel 951 162 225

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3* APARTOTEL Myramar Fuengirola Calle San Miguel, 1 reservas@myramar.com – tel 952 588 768
3* APARTOTEL Pyr Fuengirola Calle Lamo de Espinosa, 10 reservas@hotelpyr.es – tel 952 471 700
3* APARTMENTS Mediterráneo Real Calle Antonio Machado, 25 info@mediterraneoreal.com – tel 952 479 349
2* APARTMENTS Fuengirola Playa Paseo Marítimo, 148 info@fuengirolaplaya.eu – tel 951 514 339
1* APARTMENTS Mary Avenida Torreblanca, 5 info@apartamentosmary.com – tel 673 147 934
2* HOSTAL Temático El Cid Avenida Condes de San Isidro, esq. Calle Hermanos Pinzón hostalelcid21@gmail.com – tel952 466 338

Fuengirola’s dog beach

The Playa del Castillo (Castle beach) has an area that welcomes dogs and their families since 2014. They offer showers for pets and a drinking water fountain tailored to their size, so they can enjoy the sand and go back home refreshed.

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Dog parks in Fuengirola

This is where Fuengirola exceeds expectations. There are not less than 7 dog parks in the city!!! Here are the parks and their addresses, in order of size:

Canine Park “Guau Guau 1” in Calle Alcalá Galiano, Los Pacos (5,400 m2).
Canine Park “Guau Guau 2” in Calle San Gabriel (3,610 m2 – shown below)
Canine Mini-Park in Calle Victoria, Parque del Sol (750 m2).
Canine Mini-Park in Calle Lanzarote, Parque M. Carmen Díez (700 m2).
Canine Mini-Park, with agility space, in Calle Feria de Abril, Fairground (400 m2).
Canine Mini-Park, with agility space, in Calle Castaños, Torreblanca (291 m2).
Canine Mini-Park between Calle Frascuelo and the vault of Arroyo Real, in Los Boliches (200 m2).

Dog transportation in Fuengirola

Traveling to Spain with a dog doesn’t mean leaving him or her behind while visiting the city. You can take the family whether you intend to go around by train, bus, taxi or even rented car. Just observe the norms for each way of transportation and you guys should be good to go!

Car rentals
Companies that accept pets:
Helle Hollis. Tel. 951 014 056
Inmocoche. Tel. 952 587 333
Jaris Rentals. Tel. 952 466 577
Libra Rent a Car. Tel. 630 262 143
Maolacar. Tel. 952 666 328
Miami Car Hire. Tel. 952 302 407
Rios Rent a Car. Tel. 952 464 961

Taxis
Taxis in Fuengirola accept pets with prior notice when booking. There is no extra charge for the transport of the pet, but the (human) client must take the security measures for the pet (carrier, leash), according to the circumstances and the size of the animal.

Traveling to Spain with a dog - Fuengirola!
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Local trains (cercanías)
One animal per person; pets travel for free and do not need a ticket. There is no weight limit, but dogs must wear a leash and a muzzle.

Long distance trains
One animal per person; pets travel with their own pet ticket, do not occupy a seat and must have their documentation in order. Pets must travel in their carrier of maximum dimensions 60x35x35 cm and not exceed 10 kg. Guide and assistance dogs travel free of charge and are not subject to weight or transport limitations.

Fuengirola local buses
One animal per person; dogs must be kept on a leash, be fitted with a muzzle and have their corresponding documentation. They are charged 50% of the full fare. Pets must not exceed 25 kg or occupy a seat. Guide dogs can accompany blind people free of charge. Below, a map of the bus lines in Fuengirola to make it easier to reach the parks and the dog beach:

Traveling to Spain with a dog - Fuengirola! Map of bus lines
Image from Turismo Fuengirola

Dog-friendly time in the sea

If you plan to spend some time in the sea, be it in an excursion or renting a boat, it’s good to know that these companies will welcome your friend:

Eventos Naúticos – Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola, 38. Tel 631 064 639 fuengirolarentmyboat@gmail.com
Costasol Cruceros – Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola, muelle 3. Tel 952 444 881 / 678 618 585 info@costasolcruceros.com
Puerto Marina Charters – Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola, L 62. Tel 620 968 250 info@puertomarinacharters.com
Rent Boats Necomar – Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola, docking ramp. Tel 636 138 331 info@necomar.es

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Dog-friendly restaurants, bars and cafés

These venues should see no problem in receiving your dog and having him or her by your side. I don’t think the restaurants will provide a meal for them, though; but at least the doggy doesn’t have to be alone waiting for you to come back. On the list below, not all places have a site or a facebook page; the ones that have (as far as I know) are linked:

Bar de Marineros – Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola, local 5 – tel 952 471 263
Bonnet Bar Fuengirola – Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola local 56 – tel 602 635 162
Café-bar Mocambo – Calle Francisco Cano, 30 – tel 600 441 714
Cafetería Hotel Ilunion – Paseo Marítimo, 87 – tel 952 921 000
Coccolona – Calle Lamo de Espinosa, 10 – tel 651 686 720
En Tiempos de María Castaña – Calle San Pancracio, 23 – tel 667 616 510
Europa Restaurante – Calle Moncayo, 16 – tel 643 072 144
Jamón y Salud Tapas Bar – Calle San Francisco. Edf. Clipper, local B – tel 669 195 774
La Libélula Vegan Café – Calle Periana, 1 – tel 661 943 766
Lizarrán Chinorros – Calle Alemania, 12 – tel 952 474 550
Lorena Café Fuengirola – Paseo Jesús Santos Rein, 1 951 579 634
Lorena Café Los Boliches – Avenida Ramón y Cajal, 48 952 475 484
Moncayo 35 – Calle Moncayo, 35 – tel 644 891 006
Restaurante Baldo – Plaza de la Hispanidad Miramar, II – tel 952 475 812 reservas@restaurantebaldo.es
San Chocolate – Calle San Pancracio, 6 – tel 951 337 065
Tapería Cheka – Calle Isla de Ibiza, 8
Trattoria Tutto Bene – Calle de la Cruz, 3 – tel 634 341 092
Woods – Calle Churruca, 2 – tel 951 514 651 info@woodsfuengirola.com

Dog grooming, vets and pet shops in Fuengirola

There are many dog-related services in Fuengirola, and they often overlap – vet clinics can also be pet shops and grooming salons, and grooming salons often include pet shops, while other places are pet shops only. Below you’ll find a list of these services in the Fuengirola area; I’m sure you’ll find all you need and then some!

Veterinary clinics

24-hour clinics:
UVI Animal Hospital Calle Matías Lara Larita, 26 – tel 952 470 838 (clinic) 639 679 965 (urgencies) info@uvianimalhospital.es
Vetsur Clínica Veterinaria Avenida Los Pacos, 4 – tel 952 660 596 / 650 176 854 info@clínicavetsur.es

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Day-time clinics:
Andalucía Clínica Veterinaria – Calle Federico Ruíz Vertedor, 3 – tel 952 468 291 (clinic) 630 881 488 (daytime urgencies) clinicaveterinariandalucia@gmail.com
Dr. Dobby Clínica Veterinaria – Avenida Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo 15, Edf. Nely, Local 2 – tel 951 566 125 info@doctordobby.com
Los Boliches Clínica Veterinaria – Avenida Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo, 5 – tel 952 476 821 (clinic) 670 938 738 (urgencies) losboliches2008@gmail.com
Movilvet – Calle Córdoba, 9 – tel 951 210 204 / 615 128 640 ignacio@movilvetmalaga.com
Myramar Animal Hospital – Avenida Santa Amalia, esq. Voluntarios – tel 952 588 543 (clinic) 667 433 678 (urgencies) myramarhospital@hotmail.com
Puebla Lucía Clínica Veterinaria – Calle Maestra Ángeles Aspiazu, 25 – tel 951 505 453 peluditos@pueblaluciavet.com
Pueblo López Centro Veterinario Fuengirola – Urb. Pueblo López. Plaza San Juan 2-6 – tel 952 472 646 pueblolopez@centroveterinariofuengirola.com
Torreblanca Clínica Veterinaria – Avenida Carvajal, 5 – tel 952 663 378 / 655 482 762 clinicaveterinariatorreblanca@gmail.com
Tucan Centro Veterinario – Calle Dr. Gálvez Ginachero, 5 – tel 952 667 895 tucanvet@gmail.com
Vetcentro – Avenida Juan Gómez Juanito, 3 – tel 951 779 622 / 673 806 280
Villablanca Hospital Veterinario – Avenida de Los Boliches, 105. Edf. D. Luis, Bajo 7 – tel 952 583 726 info@villablancaveterinarios.com

Dog grooming salons and pet shops

Acuario Tropical – Calle Federico Ruiz Vertedor, 4 – tel 952 462 670 / 600 512 940 acuariotropical2000@yahoo.es
Animal Fuengirola – Esquina Calle Córdoba con Calle Mirasierra – tel 952 666 684 / 623 398 605 animalfuengirola20@gmail.com
Chuchos & Cia Dog Grooming Salon – Calle La Fuensanta, 8 – tel 601 467 706 chuchosandcia@gmail.com
Friends Peluquería Canina – Avenida Miramar, 5 Bloque 7.8 Local 2 – tel 687 513 387 noemironcero69@gmail.com
Génesis Gómez Peluquería Canina & Boutique – Calle Sevilla, 13 – tel 951 548 277 / 621 204 956
Guau Guapos Peluquería Canina – Calle Iglesia, 21 – tel 952 580 263
Irene’s Pet World – Avenida Finlandia, 2 – tel 952 912 950 cubells57@gmail.com
Lavamascotas Fuengirola – BP Gasolinera Nacional 340 km 213 – tel 635 115 430 comercial@hidrocanin.es
Lavamascotas Fuengirola– Gasolinera GALP Los Pacos Calle Malvarrosa, 1 – tel 951 262 656 comercial@hidrocanin.es
Top Dog Groomers Peluquería Canina – Calle Molino de Viento, 3 – tel 670 757 575 rociosanchez@me.com

Pet shops

Carlita & CO – Avenida Juan Gómez Juanito, 14 – tel 615 715 050 carlitandcompany@gmail.com
Dog & Love – Avenida de Los Boliches, 102 – tel 628 988 538 info@bullove.com
La Madriguera Pet Shop – Avenida de Los Boliches, 44 – tel 602 433 076 lamadriguerafuengirola@gmail.com
Okidogi Store – Avenida de Los Boliches, 80 – tel 634 31 85 82 info@okidogi.store

Dog Day

If it wasn’t enough, Fuengirola also has a yearly Dog Day, in either April or May. On this special day there is usually a walk (of dogs and their humans) from the Town Hall to the hills of the Sohail Castle, a fair with adoption places and dog exhibitions, among other surprises prepared for each year.

On the poster: Fuengirola’s 2022 Día del Perro (Dog Day). On 2023, it happened on April 23; the date for 2024 is not available yet.

Traveling to Spain with a dog - Fuengirola!

Map of dog-friendly places in Fuengirola

What about cats?

Good question. Fuengirola advertises all these attractions specifically to dogs and but doesn’t say much about cat-friendly infrastructure. I think a good starting point would be to contact the ones that caught your eyes and ask if they also welcome cats in their venues; I’d expect them to welcome all furry best friends, but it is better to be sure.

Conclusion

Fuengirola did a great thing by providing so much for dog families and for organizing all that information. You can check their full pdf Bienvenidogs Fuengirola, in English, on the site Turismo Fuengirola, under Useful info / dog friendly guide, for even more options; the information for this post came primarily from that document. It is advisable to contact the providers before (or during) booking to check if there are special conditions and if the info provided is still updated.

It is recommended to inform the service provider – in case of accommodation, car rental or restaurants reservations – that a dog is part of the booking, as this may affect the prices. This way, nobody gets a surprise, and you don’t end up being charged more than you expected. One last important info: dogs in Spanish bark guau-guau, instead of woof, woof; knowing that should be enough for them to make friends around Fuengirola!

Traveling to Spain with a dog - Fuengirola!
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