Dog Friendly Activities in Central & South America

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Central & South America, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Mitchell's Cove Beach
Mitchell's Cove Beach Great beach has OFF LEASH hours Sunrise-10am, 4pm-sunset Between 10am and 4pm dogs must be on leash The beach is does not have a sign stating it is Mitchell's Cove beach at this time. This is unfenced but has natural barriers -a cliff on one side and ocean on the other, no gate at the stairway. Must walk down to beach from large staircase. It will keep most dogs in but if your dog likes to climb big rocks up the cliff then you will need a leash. Look up tide times before you plan a trip here, beach disappears during high tide and can be pretty dangerous. Low tide is much friendlier. See Details
Pet Friendly Avenida de Mayo Dog Park
Avenida de Mayo Dog Park There's a small off-leash dog park here that's a popular stopping point for dog walkers in Buenos Aires. You'll find it as Rivadavia curves into Avenida de Mayo. See Details
Parque de La Fortuna La Fortuna de San Carlos in COsta Rica have received millions of tourists since the Arenal Volcano made a huge explosion on 1968. nowdays, people from all over the world come to see the volcano, enjoy the hot springs and the different tours the city has to offer! This park was a soccer field, but few years ago it was built the most beatiful park around the area! you can see all kind of tropical flowers and also a big green space for you and your dog play! it's a must! See Details
Plaza del Congreso Lively Plaza del Congreso is home to a tiny amusement park and kid's playground, but it's also very popular among dog walkers in town. See Details
Play Land Can - San Borja Community Theme Park Peru is exclusively for dogs. Located at the junction of Boulevard and San Borja Sur avenues. See Details
Pasos y Pedales Each Sunday morning, the two main avenues/boulevards in Zones 10 and 14 are closed to vehicles which allows families to freely take advantage of a 13 km. circuit by walking, biking, skating, etc. Pets of all sizes and shapes come with their owners to enjoy the day. Some wear scarves, t-shirts, funny outfits, and others come in their birthday suits. It is an absolute MUST for pets and their families in Guatemala. See Details
Leroy Merlin Leroy Merlin is dog-friendly. The store allows dogs to come inside and join their owners as they peruse the items on offer. They even have a cart for you to walk with your pet quietly! Leroy Merlin is open Monday through Saturday from 8am until 10pm and Sunday from 9am to 8pm. See Details
Territorio De Zaguates - Land Of The Strays Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted to visit Land Of The Strays anymore. However, you can still donate to the cause and maybe even meet your future best friend. See Details
University of Concepcion Campus While not an official dog park, the UdeC campus is a very popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and converts into an unofficial dog park on Sundays. Dogs are generally kept on a leash until you reach one of two fields (one past the duck pond and the other next to the main forum). People are generally very friendly and are looking to let their four-legged friends socialize as well. See Details
Boardwalk of Copacabana The Boardwalk of Copacabana is pet-friendly. This Rio classic is a popular sidewalk for pups to walk on a leash with their owners. The wavy pathway is usually full of people soaking up the sun and heading to the adjacent beach. The boardwalk is always open and leashed pups can enjoy it, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Boardwalk Urbanoide: Food trucks Boardwalk Urbanide is pet-friendly. This food park is located on Augusta Street and is known to be a place that unites art, gastronomy and people from all tribes! With trailers, food trucks and food stalls, the venue is a great choice for Saturday lunch or the weekday happy hour, which is livened up by DJs. Your pet is welcome to hang out between the tables. See Details
Cachorródromo do Parque da Juventude Dogs are welcome at the Youth Park in the north of São Paulo. This pet-friendly green area is reserved exclusively for dogs to have fun and socialize without the use of a leash. The area is completely fenced and hosts dogs of all sizes and breeds, especially on Saturdays. All this was set up thanks to the requests of several locals a few years ago. See Details
Rio Design Barra Rio Design Barra is a pet-friendly shopping mall in Rio, Brazil. Fashion, culture, and food come together at this hub in Brazil's capital city. You and your pooch can access the mall on Monday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sunday from 3pm to 9pm. See Details
Praia Do Diabo Devil's Beach, despite its name, is actually paradise for pups! Locals know it as the best beach dog in the area, allowing dogs to run loose on the sand and in the shallows. See Details
Parcão Lagoon The Parcão da Lagoa is pet-friendly. The park still has ares where dogs can run without a leash, including grassy sections where they might meet other pups. Dog trainers often use this area to train pups up. The centerpiece of the area is a great view of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. See Details
Shopping Paralela Shopping Paralela is dog-friendly. This shopping center in Salvador has a cool space where your pet can hang out, the Pet Park. The park is free to enter and has toys and water for dogs to use inside. Located on the second floor, it's a great place to take Fido to stretch his legs before a shopping trip. There are no restrictions on size or breed, so lots of dogs can hang out together. Shopping Paralela is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 10pm and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. See Details
St. Lawrence Park St. Lawrence Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners to walk around the trails. The centerpiece of this pretty park is the lake, which make it the ideal place to hang out on a sunny day. The park can be accessed every day of the week at all hours. See Details
Uvita Beach Uvita Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the beach and have a paddle in the sea. This beautiful tropical setting is the ideal place to spend a day with your pooch. See Details
Esmalteria Nacional da Heitor Penteado Esmalteria Nacional da Heitor Penteado is pet-friendly. People getting their nails done are able to bring their pups with them for support. Relax with a nice pedicure, while your pup chills by your side. Esmalteria Nacional da Heitor Penteado is open Monday from 9:30am to 7:00pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30am to 8:30pm. See Details
Lagoa da Pampulha Dogs are welcome at Lagoa da Pampulha. This pet-friendly park welcomes you and your dog to go for a walk together surrounded by nature. The centerpiece of the park is an artificial lake, Lake Pampulha. Check out the paved trail that winds around the lake and have a picnic on the grassy area with your pooch. The park is always open. See Details
Shopping Iguatemi Shopping Iguatemi welcomes small dogs on a leash to join their owners in the store. Dogs must be in the owners lap or carried while hanging out. The opening times are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Praia Sao Gonçalo Praia Sao Gonçalo is a dog-friendly beach near Paraty, Brazil. This beautiful beach is located towards Angra dos Reis. The beach stretches over a long distance, allowing for lots of variety. There are bars and nightspots, but also quiet corners where your dog can run without bothering other tourists. See Details
Caracol Park Caracol Park is pet-friendly. Located 7km from the center of the city, it's the most visited park in Rio Grande do Sul. There's lots to do here, including grabbing a bite at the restaurant, wandering around a craft fair, and taking a stroll on the trails. Inside the park, you'll find Maria Fumaça, an old west style village, labyrinth, and ecological trails. The main attraction is the Caracol Waterfall, a beautiful spot to enjoy with your pooch. Caracol Park is open every day of the week from 9:00am to 5:30pm. See Details
Saco do Mamanguá Saco do Mamanguá is a pet-friendly beach area near Paraty, Brazil. Leashed pups can join their owners at this sunny spot. Hop on a boat or take a hike to get to the beach with your pooch. See Details