Are you taking your dog to Spain? We understand that, because a vacation is obviously not complete without your four-legged friend! In almost all Bonvida villas dogs are welcome and you can specify when booking if you are bringing a pet. We even offer dog-friendly vacation villas.
We offer several spacious vacation villas where your dog will feel right at home. These villas are fully fenced, have a large garden (with plenty of shade), good access, as few stairs as possible and they are in close proximity to the forest or beach. In each villa there is a handy information folder with phone numbers and addresses of good veterinarians in the area. A peace of mind.
Costa Brava & dogs
The area around the Costa Brava lends itself perfectly to pets. There are many hiking areas, there are even several large dog beaches nearby. In most restaurants dogs are welcome, on the outdoor terrace always.
Before the journey begins
For a relaxing trip, however, it is important to prepare well. That is why we would like to give you some tips so that you can enjoy the vacation together to the fullest.
When you take your dog to Spain, a registered chip, an animal passport and a valid Rabies vaccination is mandatory. The veterinarian can also inform you about other preventive measures against ticks, for example. It always takes some time for the vaccinations or remedies to take effect, so don't wait too long with this.
What is not mandatory, but convenient, is insurance for your dog. Most travel insurance policies cover medical expenses for the traveling party, but not for the dog! Still handy to take out this extra. Also ask if your third-party insurance covers damage and/or accidents abroad. Read more about insurances
Extra tips: Some extra grooming before the trip to Spain begins is no luxury for your dog. For example, cut the nails, brush the dog and always check for fleas before departure! It is also useful to provide the dog with an identification tag (on collar) with mobile number.
Dog along in the car
The car trip to the Costa Brava is doable, especially if the dog is used to it. But to avoid extra stress, you can of course make your dog as comfortable as possible. Before leaving for Spain, give the dog less food than normal, the rest can be given during intermediate stops. Do let the dog drink enough and, for example, freeze a freezer bone before departure; a nice cool dog ice cream that will give the dog fluids on the way (and he has something to do too!).
Take breaks & take short walks. NEVER leave your dog alone in the car. At outdoor temperatures of 22 degrees, it can already get very hot in the car! (+40!) Read more about traveling by car