Don't forget Fido! Get ready for a Fuerteventura holiday with a dog

Don't forget Fido! Get ready for a Fuerteventura holiday with a dog

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Fuerteventura with a dog: a pet-friendly holiday the whole family will love

Fuerteventura is one of the most beautiful of Spain's Canary Islands, and it's a great place for a dog-friendly holiday. This small, laid-back island is extremely welcoming to all holidaymakers - and yes, that means pets, too! You'll find dog beaches where you and Fido can spend hours playing and enjoying the surf, as well as trails through the rugged volcanic landscape that make walkies more exciting than ever. This is a dream destination for any dog lover!

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Why should you take your dog to Fuerteventura?

The Canary Islands have year-round sunshine which makes them particularly popular for anyone looking for a getaway in spring, autumn or winter. Temperatures are pretty stable all year round. The Atlantic Ocean can be quite chilly even in the summer months, but if you stay on dry land, you'll find that this is a true paradise island. When you stay in dog-friendly holiday lettings in Fuerteventura, you'll also discover that the Canary Islands are very welcoming to pets. There are designated dog beaches, great trails for you to explore and plenty of restaurants where you can your pup can chill out on the terrace. What could be better?

Where are the best places to go for a walk around Fuerteventura?

The dramatic volcanic landscape of the Canary Islands is ideal for walkies, and there are some excellent hikes for you to try. One of the best trails on the island is the Volcán Calderón Hondo, a 4.5-km walk that will take you right to the top of a volcano. This is a looping trail. If you go counter-clockwise, you'll have a gentler slope to climb and a steeper descent; go clockwise for a tough ascent but an easy way down. There are plenty of other great places to walk your dog in Fuerteventura. Near the town of Corralejo, you can go for a walk through the sand dunes; just make sure to keep away from the edges of the natural reserve where birds make their nests. The walk from Presa de las Peñitas to the Ermita de la Peña takes about an hour, and is gentle enough for even small dogs to tackle. It also offers some of the best views on the island along the way.

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FAQs: Pet-friendly holidays in Fuerteventura

What's the best time of year to take my dog to Fuerteventura?

The temperatures in Fuerteventura tend to stay between 18°C and 24°C all year round, even in summer. If you're used to the sizzling summers of mainland Spain, the Canary Islands can come as a blessed relief! The year-round mild weathers mean that you can go for a dog-friendly holiday in Fuerteventura at any time; just make sure you're always mindful of the heat, and go for walks early in the morning or late in the afternoon. You might want to avoid the months of July and August, as they're the peak season on the island. You'll have a lot of competition for pet-friendly villas in Fuerteventura, and the crowds may be stressful for your dog.

Where are the best dog beaches around Fuerteventura?

In mainland Spain, most beaches ban dogs during the summer months, but welcome them from October to May. That's not the case in the Canary Islands; instead, you'll find that most beaches never allow dogs. Luckily, there are a few great dog beaches in Fuerteventura that your pooch is bound to love. The best is Playa de Cofete, which has an excellent location surrounded by the picturesque Jandía Natural Park. This is a long, sandy beach with plenty of space for your dog to play. Just keep in mind that it is also a nudist beach. You don't need to go au naturel for a walk here, but you will be sharing the sand with nudists. Another good choice is Playa del Águila. This is known as one of the most remote beaches on the island, and you'll need to travel along unsealed roads to get there, but its wild beauty makes the difficult journey worthwhile.

Where can I find a dog park in Fuerteventura?

There's a great dog park in Fuerteventura, located in the heart of Corralejo. It's a sandy area where dogs can run off-lead, and there are a few outdoor tables and chairs so you can have a picnic while watching your pooch play. You'll find several dog parks around Puerto del Rosario, too. The Fabelo Park is the largest, making it a good choice for energetic dogs.

Can I bring my dog to a restaurant with me in Fuerteventura?

Most restaurants and cafés will happily welcome dogs onto their outdoor terraces. However, pets are not usually allowed in the dining room. Just make sure to check with the waiter before you sit down, as some restaurants - particularly the more upscale ones - may not be quite as welcoming to canine companions. As most restaurants, cafés and bars in Fuerteventura have outdoor seating, you'll always be able to find a spot for lunch or dinner out with your pet.

What laws should I know about before I take my dog to Fuerteventura?

You'll need to clean up after your dog when you're out and about. Failing to use your pooper scooper will net you a hefty fine. Most Spanish people also carry a bottle of water to quickly rinse off any wet patches; this is not a legal requirement, but it's considered to be good neighbourly behaviour. Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times, unless you're in a designated area like a dog beach. Fuerteventura has some protected zones for nesting birds. If you're near one of these areas, make sure your dog is well under control.

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