Regardless of whether you are travelling with your dog in Ronda, or already live here but are unsure where you can take your pet, this is the perfect article for you! There is an abundance of beautiful and exciting countryside to explore with your four-legged friend, and endless outdoor activities to give your pet the exercise and pleasure it deserves. It can be difficult working out what to do and whether or not your dog can come with you to the restaurant, but don’t worry, in this article we will let you know all of our favourite dog friendly spots in Ronda.
There are literally thousands of things to do with a dog here in Ronda! The town is situated in the mountains in the Serranía de Ronda, therefore you will find numerous hikes in which you and your pet can take in the fresh air, the beautiful views and nature- an activity I am sure your dog loves! If you would like more information on the best hikes in Ronda, our favourite here at Entrelenguas is a walk through the valley behind Ronda! At Entrelenguas we do it practically every week, contact us if you want to join the next one!
Another great activity is to go down to the river that splits the town of Ronda in two, so you and your dog can cool off in the natural water. If your pet loves swimming, our favourite spot is Cueva del Gato, a cave with a gorgeous, crystal clear pool a few kilometres from Ronda. Dogs are able to swim freely in a zone specifically for them, and if you are lucky to not come across many people you will also be able to leave them more free (always keeping an eye on him so that he doesn’t annoy anyone). If you have a car it’s just a short drive, but if not, you can combine a walk of 3 hours and a swim. The water remains cold in the summer so you and your dog can cool off, and the sides of the pool are the ideal spot for a picnic!
You can also of course take your dog for a stroll through the enchanting old town of Ronda, and kill two birds with one stone- explore the history of the town and have a nice walk with your favourite friend! In the old town you will also come across sunlit plazas where you can sit in the sun and grab a refreshing drink for you and your dog!
Finding a spot to eat at can also be difficult when you are accompanied by your dog. In Spain it’s common that the majority of restaurants don’t permit dogs inside for hygiene reasons, but there are many restaurants and bars here in Ronda where you are more than welcome to sit out on the terrace and eat and drink with your pet. You can download our Ronda map to see all of our suggestions for the best local bars and restaurants.
For a quick bite to eat we recommend Bar El Almacén, this is the perfect spot to sit with a pet (both inside and outside) and order some tapas. You will find this bar right in the city centre, so if you need a break from a nice stroll around the new part of the city, why not stop for some tasty croquetas?
If you are looking for a fancier meal at a restaurant, Tragatá is one of our favourite dog friendly spots in Ronda. Recently refurbished, Tragatá is a really cool spot, a blend of traditional Andalusian and contemporary style, made even better by the fact that they allow dogs. The exquisite menu is developed by Michelin star chef Benito Gómez, and is a fusion of classic Andalusian ingredients and more modern styles and flavours.
Another spot that we recommend checking out is Drinks&Co. Another alternative and modern spot in Ronda, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a beer or two, listen to some good music and relax with your dog. They have a wide menu of drinks, and the atmosphere is ideal for unwinding.
In conclusion, dogs are very welcome in the city, and there are numerous dog friendly spots in Ronda! Another is of course to come and hang out with us here at Entrelenguas! If you are a student you can bring your dog to class whilst you learn Spanish, or if you are a traveller you can simply come and have a chat and a coffee with your pet. If you’re taking classes with us, or wish to, check out our article on tricks to learn Spanish outside of the classroom and get in touch! And finally, if you enjoyed this post and would like to read more about travelling in Spain with dogs, check out the site Señor Perro, they have loads of information and tips for dog friendly places in Spain!
By @Jess Thomson