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Gijón/Xixón, finalist in the Travelguau Awards as the best dog-friendly destination


(Votes count 5)

(Rating average 3,00)

yes mi can
Gijón/Xixón has been selected for its campaign "Gijón/Xixón, yes mi can" and the wide offer of public spaces, beaches and tourist accommodations available to be enjoyed with pets. You can vote until October 31st on this website:
Gijón/Xixón is competing in the Travelguau 2017 awards as best dog friendly destination in Spain. This award is given to the City Council, municipality or parish in the Spanish territory that in a general manner launches and executes actions regarding pets from the point of view of respect and cohabitation with them, so residents and visitors in the territory can enjoy it alongside their mascots. You can vote on or directly on

Gijón/Xixón has been selected due to its campaign "YES MI CAN", launched by the Gijón/Xixón's Divertia's Tourism Department. With this campaign, the city is positioned as one of the Spanish cities offering the highest number of services for tourists travelling with mascots. The campaign is promoted nationally, specially focusing on social media in ear Autonomous Communities, Madrid and Catalonia. The hashtag used is #xixonyesmican.

Gijón/Xixón is a city that loves animals, mascots, dogs... Thus we can highlight in the city:

  • 42 public spaces for dogs.
  • El Rinconín Beach, open to dogs all year.
  • San Lorenzo Beach, accessible between stair number 2 to 8, when it isn't bathing season (from November to April)
  • 17 accommodations already allow pets as well as scores of stores and other small businesses.
The updated information about these spaces can be checked here: . The campaign is alive and open to all possible incorporations.

Businesses allowing animals, hotels, restaurants…etc. display an identification code. It's a sticker with the dogfriendly print with a QR code so you can check all their updated information.

About the Travelguau Awards

The Travelguau Awards are an initiative started with the objective of promoting and recognizing those companies, public entities and people who fight to make the Spanish territory a friendlier environment for our pets and incentivize respectful cohabitation between pets and the environment, promoting the use of new spaces to satisfy the needs of people with pet from a sustainability point of view, paying special attention to tourism with pets.

Travelguau Awards wishes to recognize and concede a special mention to Destination, defined as the City Council, municipality or parish in the Spanish territory that widely launches and executes actions related to pets from a point of view of respect and cohabitation, making both residents and visitors enjoy the territory with their pets.
Palabras clave Turismo, 2017, Gijón, Gijón verde