Pet-friendly holiday rentals in Marbella, Spain: how can you find them?  Gone are the days when dog and cat owners would need to leave their pets at a boarding facility or have someone dog-sit them while they go on holiday for a few weeks. Nowadays, with airlines becoming pet-friendlier and the rise in having therapy dogs, there is a bigger need to look for accommodation that also allows your pets to stay in the room with you. Most of the traditional hotels do not even allow this as there are too many risks involved. Here is where Holiday rentals can give you a opportunity to go on holiday with your best friend. That feeling of home-away-from-home yet everything feels whimsical and totally new; this is what finest rentals can offer you please check with us what we can offer you and your pet.


There are several options around Marbella that allow holiday-goers to bring their pet with them while they enjoy the sun and attractions. Here, we will talk about where to find them and some pros and cons when you bring your pet with you on your travels.

1 The first thing one must carefully check is to make sure your pet has all the necessary paperwork and is updated with their vaccinations. All airlines will not allow you to bring your dog or cat with you if they are not registered and their rabies shots are not current. Once you reach your destination, most villages and rental accommodation will also check these to make sure that your pet is fully protected.

2 The second, if not the most important one, is to search for your pet-friendly holiday rentals in Marbella, Spain. You can do a quick search on Google about pet-friendly places to rent and it will usually come up with a lot of options already. Aside from this, we also have in this site where we already mark which properties are available to let right away. In, you can see top places where pets are welcome as well. In AIRBNB, you just have to read the house rules to check if the accommodation accepts pets. Most of the rental agencies and holiday accommodations don’t accept pets above 10 Kg

3 Most establishments in Marbella and Malága  do not allow dogs inside restaurants so decide on outdoor chiringuitos, designated beaches or parks for your pet to have fun alongside you. Of course, while on vacation, it is still a good idea to find time to exercise your pet so just as a precaution bring along a muzzle, collar & leash, and poop bags whenever you go for a walk with them.

4 During summer months, the temperature in Malaga, Spain gets really hot so it is best to keep your dog indoor or in shaded areas. During this time, official beaches also do not allow pets where there are many beach-goers. But Playa canina can give you out come to go to the beach with you best friend.  When your pet is your priority, it is best to go during lean season where you have more freedom to bring your dog or cat to more places.

5 Ask for property pictures or special house rules. When you bring your pet on holiday, you have to be aware of special rules each pet-friendly holiday rentals in Marbella, Spain has. There are some accommodations that also require upfront payment or even a per-day fee for your pet. While us pet-owners hate shelling out additional money just to bring our fur babies, it is a good way we pay this so that we show that we are thankful that they are allowing us to in the first place. There is always a risk these accommodations take when they allow dogs or cats since after our departure, they have to deep-clean each corner to avoid the next guest from getting pet dander or fur allergic reactions, this offers a solution for both parties.

6 Beaches that allow pets in Malaga, Spain are slowly cropping up. In fact, since 2018, more and more official beaches have designated pet areas. The beach at the mouth of River Torrox, Malaga has a 300m stretch of pure sand for your dog to run around and enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. Also there is a very nice big Playa canina ( beach for pets) in Fuengirola only 25 minutes driving from Marbella. There are also litter bins and bag dispensers where you can dispose of your pet’s excrements safely.  This beach is located in the touristy Costa del Sol where the mountains meet the sky and sand.


If you can find a property who allows pets, Spain that allow pets, as much as possible choose one with a yard or a closed-off fence so that you will be able to let your dog run free in the garden.

At Finest rentals Marbella, we have several pet-friendly holiday rentals that you will find to your liking. From penthouse to villas that allow small dogs and cats, you will be able to search for one easily. Or just send a mail with all the questions you have before booking your lovely holiday to Marbella we are happy to help.