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a pool next to a body of water

As pets are usually part of the family, we totally understand you don’t want to leave them behind while you’re on a holiday. So forget looking for a dog or catsitter, because we have found pet friendly hotels in Punta Cana where your dear pet is more than welcome. Check it out!

Riviera Punta Cana Eco Travellers

At just 2 minutes from the beach and 4 km to Dolphin Island Park, Riviera in Bavaro is perfectly located for those who love nature, excursions but also fancy a late night drink in one of the nearby bars. You can rent bikes, but if you want to take your pet with you on excursions or beach days, rental cars are available too. In some cases you pay a little fee for bringing your pet. So be sure to check if there are extra costs while you’re booking!

Be Live Collection

Located on the beach, this marvellous hotel in Cabeza de Toro, is surrounded by a tropical garden, has nine pools and five restaurants. This might tell you how big it is, so more than enough space for your cute pet to run around and feel free! If you’re looking for nature, good food and tranquility, this place is amongs the best pet friendly hotels in Punta Cana.

Catalonia Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic is known for its great Caribbean dishes, something that you can easily indulge in when you book Catalonia Punta Cana. With 10 restaurants, 8 bars and 24-hour room service on site, you won’t be hungry, ever. Catalonia offers daily activities as golfing, aerobics and biking, and aside from being one of the pet friendly hotels in town, it is also very welcoming to kids: they have a kids-club for kids aged 4-12, and teen-club for kids aged 13-17.

Villas Paseo del Sol

These villas in Bavaro are one of Tripadvisor’s top picks. Situated 4 minutes from the beach and 17 km from the sweetwater lagunes, you have different options if you love nature. The restaurant attached to these villas serves American and international dishes, and has a variety of vegetarian, vegan and lactose-free options. If you’re not into all inclusive resorts, but still want a bit of luxury and convenience, this is the way to go! Pets are more than welcome, and it’s totally free!

Villa Can Nico

As a home away from home, Villa Can Nico offers a comfortable stay 5 minutes from the beach, with sea and garden views, a pool, terrace and barbeque. At only 1.1 km from the fresh water lagoons and plenty of nature nearby, this is a great option for nature lovers and pets! Oh, and bringing yours is totally free.

We love animals! What is your favorite holiday photo with your pet? Show us! And let us know about more pet friendly hotels in Punta Cana @bestofpuntacanaofficial

Do you want to know how you can see and help animals in Punta Cana? Read our article on that subject here. Or do you want to sleep in a place where you can enjoy nature in its purest form? Read our article on ecotourism in Punta Cana. Or sleep somewhere, where you get the best food. Or how about a place just for adults?

Photo: Villa Can Nico