The Mediterranean Sea is paradise for travellers with pets. Year-round warm weather, humidity, and an abundance of greenery. No wonder so many tourists choose coastal countries as destinations for vacations, honeymoons, and other gatherings.
One of the most remarkable places in this lush corner of the world is the island of Mallorca. It is a property of Spain, represents all the best of what this country has to offer: clean beaches, crystal-clear azure water, a mountainous landscape, and a pleasant maritime climate.
People from all over the world come here to take in the ancient architecture and take boat tours through flooded caves while adrenaline junkies dive into the water from the cliffs above.
We’ve put together the perfect itinerary for walking with your pet around this beautiful and unforgettable place.
The Best Sight-Seeing Routes in Mallorca for Walking Your Dog
Our journey begins in the island’s capital - Palma de Mallorca. This modern city has an ancient history, as reflected in its architecture: middle-eastern arches next to Arab baths, European palaces by Catholic cathedrals, and Renaissance buildings interspersed with Gothic churches.
Take your pet to see the Moorish-style Royal Palace and Cathedral of La Almudaina. The huge space between these buildings emphasizes their grandeur, and through their massive arches you can see the endless green expanses of this amazing island.
Just a few minutes of leisurely strolling is all that stands between you and the 13th-century Santa Maria Cathedral. Not only can you capture great photos with your four-legged friend here, but you can also feel the antiquity of this place as you touch history with your own hands.
The old town is a perfect place to walk with your dog. There are plenty of narrow, winding streets that form a sort of labyrinth. Feel free to get lost in them for a while as you soak up the capital’s atmosphere. When you’re ready to go back, your four-legged friend will undoubtedly get you back on the right path.
After enjoying the architecture of Palma de Mallorca, head towards the Mediterranean coast. Luckily, Mallorca has plenty of dog-friendly beaches. If you see the inscription “Playa Para Perros” (beach for dogs), you can rest assured that this is a safe place for your four-legged friend, so soak up the gentle rays of the sun and swim to your heart's content in fluffy company. We recommend the following places: Punta Marroig in Palmanova (south Mallorca), Platja de Can beach in Port de Pollença (north Mallorca), and Es Carnatge beach just outside of Palma de Mallorca.
If you happen to be on the island during the off-season for tourism, then keep in mind that many municipalities lift the restriction on visiting the beach with a dog. These areas include: Arta, Muro, Capdepera, Alcudia, Andratx and Pollenca.
Dog-friendly parks are marked with a “Parques Caninos” sign, where four-legged companions can play together and wear themselves out while you take fun photos. You can start with these green areas: Krekovic Park, Sa Falca Verda, Juan Gris, la Ribera, and de Sagrat Cor. These are popular spots for both tourists and locals to take their pets.
Why not take your pet on a boat ride for another adventure? We recommend an excursion from Puerto de Alcudia to Cape Formentor. The trip takes about four hours and offers views of stunning cliffs and amazing mountain ranges, mysterious caves, and countless bays and beaches. You can also admire the dense evergreen forests from afar.
Cafes on Mallorca That Allow Dogs
So, you had a great walk with your pet and took lots of sunny pictures. Now it's time to get refreshed! Here are some restaurants and cafes that you can visit with your dog.
Restaurante El Faro
You and your pet will be greeted with open arms here. The wonderful Mediterranean cuisine they serve prioritizes fresh products, and is complemented by live music.
The restaurant is located on the first line of Port Adriano, which is considered one of the best ports on Mallorca. This means that you can sip your tea or coffee and enjoy local desserts while quietly observing the pace of life in this little corner of the island.
Vino del Mar
Vino del Mar is a dog-friendly restaurant where you can taste both cold and hot Italian appetizers as well as special dishes from the restaurant's chef Margo Montiel Oropeza.
Get ready for unusual combinations like artichoke and pine nut salad or an exotic tricolor avocado and papaya salad. And, of course, you have to try the wines: Spanish, Italian, French and German. You can finish your meal with one of their homemade desserts.
The restaurant has a spacious terrace where owners can stay with their dogs and watch the port’s comings and goings.
This famous restaurant by Miguel Arias' opened in 1987. Since then, Flanigan has been offering exclusive Mediterranean cuisine made with the highest quality seafood and vegetables.
This dog-friendly restaurant has become popular for its wide variety of dishes, the quality of its ingredients, the courtesy of the staff, and the delicate balance it maintains between tradition and the avant-garde in food service. You’re going to love it.
On the sunny beach of Son Baulo in Can Picafort is the family restaurant “Bananas”. Dogs are allowed inside, but many owners prefer to sit out on the terrace by the sea.
You can come to this restaurant with fluffy company and enjoy delicious snacks and fragrant coffee. Or feel free to just relax, have an exotic drink with friends and enjoy the beautiful view. Upon request, the bar can prepare the best traditional Mallorcan and Spanish dishes, homemade burgers, baguettes, sandwiches, tapas, and pamboli.
Not only can you bring your pet here. You can also feed them. A bowl of water will be brought for your dog while the kitchen prepares their food.
Hotels and Inns of Mallorca Where You Can Check in with a Dog
After such an intense itinerary, you and your pet will surely want to relax in comfort. Here are some hotels that will gladly accommodate you and your pet.
An excellent hotel in Can Pastilla near the coast. The beach is just a couple minutes away. Notable places in Can Pastilla include the Yacht Club and Mallorca's largest aquarium. There are plenty of bars on the embankment with open terraces so you can sit comfortably with your pet. The hotel also rents out bicycles. It’s a great opportunity for you to get to know the city while letting your dog go for a run.
Be sure to indicate that you will be bringing a dog during the reservation process.
Sol Port Soller Pet Friedly Hotel
Sol Port Soller is a pet-friendly hotel located in Port de Soller, about 200 yards from Port de Soller Beach. It features a bar, a shared lounge, a garden, and free WiFi.
Each room has a comfortable desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, air conditioning, and a wardrobe.
The Sol Port Soller also has a terrace where you can enjoy your morning coffee. If you like outdoor activities, then you will enjoy walking with your pet in the surrounding area, which is quite a popular activity. You can also rent a car at the hotel.
When booking your room, don't forget to notify the receptionist that you will be bringing your dog.
This dog-friendly hotel is located in the center of Cala Millor, just 40 yards from the beach.
The hotel's lovely rooms are south-facing. Each has a private bathroom, a fan, a safe, and a tea/coffee maker. Some rooms offer sea views.
The hotel is less than half an hour's walk from the picturesque fishing harbor of Cala Bona. But you can get there faster if you rent a bike. Add another 10 minutes and you will find yourself in the historic city of Son Servera.
This Mallorcan hotel is also dog-friendly. Just notify staff in advance.
So now you’re familiar with some of the well-known sights on the island of Mallorca that you can visit with your dog. Of course, there’s much more you could see, and that's why we invite you and your four-legged friend to explore the island together. But no matter where you wander here, there are three things that you’ll always have: the wonderful climate, the abundance of fresh fruits, and the gentle sea.
Come to Mallorca with your pet! Relax, enjoy the pleasant climate, and see breath-taking landscapes!