Are you one of those who would take your dog to the end of the world? If you have the opportunity to travel to one of the most beautiful cities possible, don’t waste it because you don’t have anyone to leave your little friend with. Cadiz is a small city that can be easily visited by foot. So you can choose not to take the public transport which is often a problem for dogs.
Furthermore, Cadiz has been declared an “animal-friendly city in 2015”. What does this mean? They decided not to admit any shows with animals (circus, exhibitions, horse rides with animals…)
Next, we want to show you the best plans and places where you can enjoy this Andalusian city accompanied by your pet.
Despite the fact that the province of Cadiz has a beach that measures 252km, dogs are hardly allowed on it. Nowadays, we can only find one:
–Playa para perros de Camposoto (Campsoto’s dog beach): it is a virgin beach that goes from punta del Boquerón to the capital (6km long). It can be accessed through entrance number 8 and you will have to walk about 20 minutes until you reach the area where dogs are allowed. This beach has been very criticized for the deterioration and bad conditions of the access to it.
Along the coast of the province of Cadiz, we can find some beaches where dogs are allowed. Many of them are virgin, so dogs are allowed when it is not summer, and others are of low occupation. Below you will find the unofficial beaches in the province, which are not very busy and in some months of the year dogs are allowed:
-Playa Montijo, in Chipiona.
-Playa El Cabrero, in San Roque.
-Playa Guadalquitón, also in San Roque.
-Playa Cañillos, in Barbate.
-Playa Aguadulce, in Rota.
-Playa El Cañuelo, in Tarifa.
-Playa de La Hacienda, in La Línea de la Concepción.
-Playa la Hierbabuena, in Barbate.
-Cala de los Alemanes or playa de Agua de en Medio in Zahara de los Atunes.
Cádiz has several accommodations where dogs are allowed. However, there are hardly any hotels that admit pets. For this reason, you can book your accommodation in apartments where they are usually less strict with animals. Bear in mind when choosing, that in many there are supplements for having a pet. Here are some hotels where you can stay:
–Hotel Las Cortes de Cádiz. Located in the historical centre of Cadiz and very close to the beach.
–Campomar Playa. Located in El Puerto de Santamaría.
-Ibis. Located in Jerez de la Frontera.
-Alborán. Located in Chiclana.
–Playaballena Spa & Hotel. Located in Costa Ballena.
The rules that exist today in Cadiz, forbids the entry of animals in buses. However, there is the possibility of taking a taxi: this already depends on the taxi driver. If he considers it adequate, he can provide his services as long as the animal is tied up, if necessary with a muzzle, or with a carrier. We recommend that you call before ordering a taxi and ask if dogs are allowed in that car.
Even so, don’t worry! The centre of Cadiz is practically pedestrian and the distance from one end of the city to the other is only 2 hour. The prohibition of animals on public transport should not be a problem for travelling to Cadiz.
There are some activities you can do with your dog in Cadiz. Besides visiting the city on foot, we show you some other plans:
At some small shops, or even big department stores such as El Cortes Inglés, which already allow dogs to enter. As long as they meet the requirements: pets weighing less than 10kg, tied up or muzzled, and if they are not dogs, they must be transported in a carrier.
Normally, in places where food products are sold, pets are forbidden. Dogs of the blind will always be allowed.
As for restaurants and bars, if it is a terrace, dogs can be tied up if they behave well and do not disturb the customers around, although it will be the owner of the establishment who will give the permission.
According to Article 11 of the ordinance, Access to public establishments:
As we have already said, you can travel around and discover the city of Cadiz from one end to the other with your pet, without any problem!
But also, in Cádiz there are some parks where your friend can run and play with other dogs while you take a break:
– El parque Celestino Mutis: it has children’s leisure areas, open-air theatre and a botanical garden. It is a green area that goes from the Paseo de la Bahía to the new bridge.
–Plaza Asdrúbal: here you can leave your dog free while you have a drink in some of the surrounding bars. It is an ideal area to go with children too.
–Paseo de Santa Bárbara: one of the most beautiful areas in all of Cadiz. It starts at the Alameda and ends at the Caleta beach.
Be very careful though! If you do not respect the rules of the Ayuntamiento de Cádiz, you can be fined up to 300 euros.