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The best pet-friendly hotels in Latin America

Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing a growing trend of pet-friendly tourism, something that is well known by hotels in the region that increasingly offer more suitable accommodations for these furry travel companions.

In destinations like Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, to name a few, travelers find services to make their dogs and cats feel at home. There are even some that offer 24-hour veterinary care for added peace of mind.

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Puerto Rico

One of the first destinations in the Caribbean to offer pet-friendly hotel services is Puerto Rico, which has satisfied the demand of thousands of travelers each year. One of the favorite places is Aloft San Juan, a boutique hotel that welcomes animals with services such as a bar to accompany their human friends, a pool and a gym where they can exercise or simply watch their human companions.

For those looking to enter the most exotic places on the island, the Hotel Hacienda Juanita, located in Maricao, is a good option to enjoy with pets in a facility that includes a large patio where dogs can play and do fun activities while their owners enjoy. a relaxing and carefree stay.

Some Latin American hotels offer special beds for dogs and cats.  (Photo via Jessica Knowlden).
Some Latin American hotels offer special beds for dogs and cats. (Photo via Jessica Knowlden).

Mexico

At Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, pets receive excellent treatment that includes amenities with two bowls, a bed, a garbage bag, as well as water bottles. The hotel has no restrictions on the weight of the pet, but does charge an additional fee for cleaning costs and requires the guest to show a travel certificate.

The regulations also require dogs to always be walked on a leash and be with the owner in places designated for them, such as restaurant terraces, outdoor areas and pool areas, and preventing them from using guest towels.

Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe welcomes pets weighing less than 50 pounds, or two small animals weighing a total of 75 pounds that may be in the different areas of the hotel, accompanied by their owners. Another is the Hotel Condesa DF, which accepts a maximum of two pets (dogs or cats) of any size for a special rate. The property has a nearby park where guests, both animals and humans, can go for a walk because the hotel does not have the service of caretakers and walkers.

Travelers must comply with the regulations established by hotels that accept pets.  (Photo via humonia/iStock/Getty Images Plus).
Travelers must comply with the regulations established by hotels that accept pets. (Photo via humonia/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

Argentina

Own Grand Palermo Soho in Buenos Aires welcomes two small and medium-sized pets per room for a special rate. In addition, an updated vaccination record and good health condition must be presented. Pets are never allowed to be left alone anywhere in the hotel and are not allowed in the food and beverage areas, so room service is available at no extra charge at breakfast. Guests can have pets as companions in the other areas of the hotel.

Milano Benessere is a boutique cabin-type accommodation located in the Sierra de Los Padres, a few minutes from Mar del Plata, surrounded by great vegetation. This accommodation welcomes small, well-behaved pets. They and their owners will be able to enjoy this fabulous resting place surrounded by extensive gardens and beautiful natural landscapes. Guests can walk their pets along the trails that surround the area, or ride a horse or bicycle through the privileged Sierra de Los Padres.

Brazil

At Windsor Brasilia, guests can be accompanied by vaccinated dogs or cats up to 11 pounds that are received with special care such as personalized feeders, special blankets, sanitary mats, water bowls and cleaning kits. Only one pet is allowed in each room and it must always be in the company of its owners. Pets are not allowed in the restaurants and for hygiene reasons, they are not allowed to use guests’ towels.

Rosewood São Paulo welcomes up to two dogs or cats in luxury rooms, paying a special rate. To ensure a pleasant stay for guests, the hotel implements certain guidelines, such as: not allowing pets access to places such as the spa, gym or places where food and drinks are served. Pet owners must also collect any “deposit” left behind by their pets.

At LK Design Hotel you can stay with a dog up to a weight of 22 pounds at a special rate and present the vaccination card. The city of Florianópolis, where the hotel is located, is famous for its natural beauty and places to walk with pets, such as Parque dos Coqueiros, Parque da Luz, Plaza XV de Novembro, Plaza Getulio Vargas and Beiramar Shopping.

Colombia

Hotel Estelar Square, in the city of Medellin, accepts one vaccinated pet weighing up to 30 pounds per room, for a special rate. For potentially dangerous dog breeds, a muzzle is required, according to the Colombian legal system. Pet reservations can be made through the hotel reception phones, and it should be noted that the hotel requires that the pet is always accompanied and controlled by an adult, as well as on a leash when walking through the common areas. Restaurants, gyms, pools and food and beverage areas are restricted to pets, and for hygiene reasons they cannot use guest towels.

Many hotels welcome cats and small to medium dogs.  (Photo via humonia/iStock/Getty Images Plus).
Many hotels welcome cats and small to medium dogs. (Photo via humonia/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

NH Collection Bogotá Teleport Royal welcomes dogs and cats up to 55 pounds for a special rate and a maximum of two pets per room. The hotel offers bowls for food and water, and mats, as well as recommendations for pet-friendly urban establishments for the human guest to enjoy with their pet.

The property has certain restrictions such as rooms available for pets and a rule that must be followed to avoid inconvenience to other guests. Leashes are mandatory in common areas and there are restricted areas provided to guests upon arrival.

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