Pet Friendly Vacations: the best Latin American destinations to travel with pets

According to COCHA Insights, up to 50% of inquiries about trips this summer to the United States, Mexico and cruises are related to destinations and special accommodations with "the gifts" of the house

According to the “El Chile que viene” survey carried out by Cadem in February 2022, it is estimated that 8 out of 10 Chileans have at least one pet, and that this figure has been increasing steadily since 2019. The trend, not Not only does it continue to rise, but it also reflects an important emotional aspect: for many people, animals have become a member of the family. This data is especially recognizable in generations Z (people between 13 and 21 years old) and Millennials (between 22 and 35 years old) and, according to the same study, in certain parts of Europe where homes have more pets than children under 15 years of age. .

Along with the above, more and more people want to incorporate their favorite animals into their trips and adventures, which is becoming more popular every day and known as Pet Friendly Vacations. This new way of traveling has already become a trend that many restaurants and hotels on all continents, and even airplanes, have incorporated by adapting their spaces or creating a special one for pets.

According to data compiled by COCHA, the frequency of inquiries related to Pet Friendly aspects has been increasing in recent times. When traveling, families want to know about which hotels receive animals, if this implies an additional cost or if it is allowed to travel with emotional assistance pets, for example. Along with it. Between 10% and 50% of the questions on domestic trips to the United States, Mexico and on cruises are related to this topic.

In addition to families, young adults over the age of 21 are the ones who mostly seek travel alternatives with their furry friends, especially to destinations within Chile and cities such as Miami or New York in the United States, and also cruises in the Caribbean.

But before planning your next dream trip in the company of your dog or cat, it is important that you take into account some fundamental aspects. For example, the conditions of the airlines, since each one has different modalities or requirements for transporting animals, either in the cabin or in the hold.

Fortunately, many airlines have been adapting to this trend and today several of them allow pets to travel in the cabin if they are older than three months, if they are in good health, with their documentation and up-to-date vaccinations, chip and that they are transported in a kennel suitable for their size.

The most popular local and international destinations considered Pet Friendly are:


Viña del Mar


Puerto Varas

Punta Cana





They also shared some ideas for accommodations that allow pets and the conditions of each place:

Hotel Xcaret México, Hotel Xcaret Arte and La Casa de la Playa: it does not specify what type of pet they allow, but their stay and cleaning have an additional cost.

Hard Rock Hotels: Cancun, Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Vallarta and Punta Cana: they only accept dogs and cats, a maximum of two pets per room is allowed and has an additional cost for each one. They include a memory foam bed and an area for animals.

AM Resorts Hotels: Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Sands Cancun, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta and others: only dogs under 10 kilos are allowed and their stay has an additional cost. In addition, you must consult beforehand to confirm the category of the room.

Hotel Oleo Cancún, Atelier and Estudio Playa Mujeres: accept dogs and cats up to 10 kilos at an additional cost.

Novotel Curitiba Batel, Brazil: Pets are welcome at an additional cost.

Novotel Las Condes, Santiago: accepts cats and dogs, has an additional cost for cleaning.

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