Mexico has always been a welcoming country and is actually getting better with pet friendly options. Every time is more common to visit restaurants, bars and even beaches with your furry friend. This is not a coincidence, traveling with pets has increased in the last few years. Riviera Maya is characterized for being an inclusive touristic area. Anywhere you go you can find options for every special need during your holidays. LocoGringo of course wouldn´t stay behind and has selected lots of pet friendly accommodations. But right now we would like to provide with the sandy beaches that can be enjoyed also by your pet.
It is not advertised as much as we would like but there is actually a dog friendly beach in Cancun. This place is exclusive for you to enjoy of swimming and playing with your pet. You can always bring the entire family but please keep in mind that there will be other dogs around. We recommend you to keep an eye on the children since some dogs can be rough during play time. The beach is open every day from 5:00am to 11:00am for pets and it has no cost. Security kindly asks to bring plastic bags and clean after your pet. The beach is called “Playa Nizuc” and dogs, cats, hamsters and ferrets among other pets are always welcome. Playa Nizuc is located at the end of the hotel zone in Cancun (North), right behind Ventura Park.
We like to think of Tulum as paradise for dog owners, dogs can be seen running free almost everywhere! Although is recommended to use the special beach areas designated for them. There is no exclusive beach for pets like the one in Cancun but there are two places we highly recommend for you to visit with your dog. One of them is famous Taquería La Eufemia, the name was actually given by the owner´s dog “Eufemia” which is a Bobtail dog and can be seen every day hanging on the beach and greeting visitors. The ambiance at Taquería La Eufemia is super friendly, you and your dog will be making friends for sure. Another great option if you enjoy private places is Akiin Beach Club which accept dogs. You can contact them in advance or make a reservation through LocoGringo to let them know you will be visiting with your dog. They have a nice beach area with beach beds and chairs and lots of space for your dog to play around. Their restaurant is also excellent.
A Trip to the beach with your dog is not complete if you don´t secure the transportation. You would be surprised by the many pet friendly options in the area. The easiest is to book in advance a pet friendly car. We usually recommend Namasté Transportations and tours. To request a quote you can e-mail: [email protected] or call us locally: (984) 196 1049. The transportation is 100% private so you wouldn´t have to worry about sharing with anybody else. The van is also big enough to fit up to 10 passengers if you have a large family and all of you want to enjoy of a beach day. We highly recommend to make all your arrangements in advance to guarantee availability and a stress-free vacation. Pet friendly holidays are now easier than ever!