Yes! At the end of August the moment was finally there; going back to Finca Les Coves – but now with our dog Fauve. Our dog is still a puppy (8 months) and we thought it was the perfect timing to go on a holiday together. We traveled by plane to Spain and this part raised many questions by the people around us. So I thought it would be a great idea to share a bit more about how we traveled with our dog to Spain and how we experienced the glamping spot Finca Les Coves with a dog.
Finca Les Coves
As you may have seen, this was our second time enjoying Finca Les Coves and I was so excited to see how much has changed already. Last year we were their very first guests and now 1,5 years later so much has changed. The owners, Anna and Cees (and their chef Sander), have worked super hard and added 3 more accommodations to their Finca. We stayed at their new Scandi A-frame house that has all the comfort and it almost doesn’t look like glamping anymore. It’s so much more! With a brand new bathroom, two bedroom areas, a kitchen and a huge terrace that gives you the best view on the mountains – you just want to live here!
Besides this, they also created a big cave that is suitable for 4 to 6 persons and looks like the perfect accommodation for friends and families. Secretly I’m eyeing on this one for next year. The fun and minimal interior gives the right vibe for a relaxing holiday.
What to do – with and without a dog
Besides totally relaxing at our terrace or at the pool there’s so much more to do at Finca Les Coves – with and without a dog. What I loved the most is the delicious vega(n) dinners that are served 3 times a week and gives you the perfect setting to get to know other guests. The next morning they also bring a fresh healthy smoothie which is a great way to start your day – still missing them at home!
Finca Les Coves is already filled with dogs – 4 in total – so bringing your own dog with you makes it so easy. Our Fauve was welcomed by the dog crew at the Finca and she immediately made friends – with Takkie as her favorite. Finca Les Coves is located in the middle of nature so your dog can walk freely and play around. With our dog we noticed she truly had the best time ever in Spain and it was so great to see she was enjoying her holiday too. So I would totally recommend to bring your dog with you to Finca Les Coves.
– Pink Bar –
Near the pool you can spot the pink bar that works as an honesty bar, which means it’s left to the honesty of the guests to report his or her own consumption. It was so nice to grab a beer or chips during our pool days.
– Be Active –
When you want to be more active, Finca Les Coves is also the place to be. They have a yoga teacher who gives a few lessons a couple of days a week. Around the Finca there are a lot of routes to hike from 2 hours to +4 hours (with or without your dog). Close to Jijona it’s also possible to paraglide and personally this was one of the highlights of my holiday.
– City + shopping + beach time –
When you’re more into exploring a city with shops and enough spots to eat, than your perfectly located at the Finca. Because within 30mins you can find Alicante and Alcoy, and Valencia is less than 90min away. Personally I prefer to visit the cute coast villages like Villajoyosa, Calpe, Altea and Javea for days at the beach, eating all day and just strolling around.
Go check out Finca Les Coves instagram page for more insight into their activities and pretty location.
This year Finca Les Coves will organise a Rootreat from October 25th till November 1st. It’s a way of reconnecting with yourself and nature. Besides a lot of yoga you’ll get a full experience of what Finca Les Coves has. Like personal energetic sessions, tarot card reading, vegan breakfast, lunch & dinner, Ayurveda Workshop and so much more. And not to forget, sleeping in stylish glamping accommodations, personal attention from the coaches and hosts and unlimited cuddles from the dogs. Interested? Check this for more information!
Traveling/flying with your dog
When I shared about my plans of traveling with my dog to Spain by plane, a lot of people asked me if this would be the right choice for our dog. Is this kind of traveling maybe to much for a 8 month old dog? And wouldn’t she get uncomfortable in the plane? Yes of course, these questions were at top of our mind but we decided to just do it. We think it’s good to introduce our puppy to new situations so she will get less anxious in the future.
Down below I’m sharing some tips for traveling with your dog.
– Be on time – With or without a dog I like to be on time at the airport but def traveling with a dog I can recommend to be on time. The last thing you want is stress about time.
– Bench – When you need to check in your dog you need to transport it in a bench. Let your dog get to know the bench a few days prior of the holiday. It has to become a comfort place and this makes flying for the dog so much more comfortable.
– Be prepared – call the airline, ask dogowners, read blogs etc to get to know as much possible before traveling. This makes this makes your trip less stressful and more comfortable for you and your dog.
– Find accommodations that are very open to pets – Finca Les Coves has 4 dogs, one cat and pigs on their terrain. In this way your dog can make friends on their holiday too.
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