Before heading over to the next ski resort in Andorra , we wanted to share this guide where we give you more info about Andorra itself and everything it has to offer.
So, where do we begin? For those of you who may not know this, Andorra is a small country located between Spain and France and in the Pyrenees mountain range. It is one of the smallest countries in the world.
When is the best time to visit Andorra?
We can safely say that Andorra is an all-year-round destination . Despite its small size, it has so much to offer. Most of the tourists visit this country to go skiing as it has a total of 3 ski resorts that open at the beginning of December and run all the way through to Easter . One of them is the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees.
If you're into adventure sports, Summer is also a great time to visit Andorra. There are different adventure companies that offer great activities like bungee jumping, kayaking and other activities like quad bikes. If you enjoy hiking, there are loads of trails that will take you to some of the most breathtaking places in the Pyrenees. Spring and Autumn are also a great time of the year to go hiking in Andorra.
If you're visiting Andorra with your children, you can take them to Naturlandia , an animal park that also has the longest “slide” in Europe called Tobotronc .
What is Andorra famous for?
Nowadays it's famous for its ski resorts , and so, it's widely known for attracting a large number of tourists each year. However, in the past, this country was known for tobacco as its main economic activity was producing tobacco. As the country is tax free, people would travel here to buy tobacco cheap. Today, people who visit Andorra come to buy electronic devices.
What is good to buy in Andorra?
As we have just mentioned, it's a tax-free country and so, during your visit, you must definitely save an afternoon when you can head to the city centre and do some shopping. You can buy all sorts, from electric devices to designer clothes.
How do you get to Andorra?
Andorra has no airport. Actually La Seu d'Urgell which is on the Spanish border does have a small airport but doesn't receive international flights, at least not for now.
The closest international airports are Toulouse Blagnac and Barcelona El Prat airports, both of which are about 3 hours and 30 minutes from Andorra by car or bus. On Esquiades.com we offer a transfer service from both airports, which you can add to your booking during the booking process;)
If you're driving to Andorra, you can access from the Spanish border or from the French border. There are checkpoints at both borders and when you exit the country you will be asked to stop and open your boot to show what you are carrying. You will be asked if you have any alcohol or tobacco, so make sure you know the limits.
Andorra Hotels and Apartaments with Esquiades.com
As you can imagine, there are hundreds of hotels and apartments in Andorra. On Esquiades.com you can find some really cheap weekend deals as well as week long holiday offers. We are totally flexible with the booking dates and durations and we have different filters to help you find an accommodation that suits your travel budget. We currently have some fantastic early booking discounts if you're thinking of hitting the slopes in Andorra this 2020/2021 Ski Season. And there's more! We have also implemented a free cancellation policy so you can book with total peace of mind knowing you can cancel your booking for free.
Andorra Food and Drink
Whether you have booked a hotel with half board or a self-catered apartment, you need to make sure you go out for dinner at least once during your holiday. With it being so close to France, there are a lot of raclette restaurants (yum!). And let's not forget its proximity to Spain, which means that there are also a lot of tapas restaurants as well.
If you're traveling with children, there's also a Hard Rock Café and, on Esquiades.com you can pre-book a table at an excellent price!
The host of one of the largest spas in Europe.
Have you ever heard of Caldea Spa Center ? If you haven't, it is a huge spa centre in the city centre. Andorra is also known for its thermal water that has excellent properties for your skin. This spa centre offers something for everyone. Children from the age of 3 are allowed in. There's a kiddies area called Likids for children aged 3 and 4. Then there's the main area for adults and children aged 5 and over. If you want some peace and quiet, there's an “adult only” area called Inúu Wellness Attitude . There are 2 restaurants and you can also book special treatments. You will find all of their services and products on our website ;)
We hope this guide on Andorra is useful and has answered all of your questions before booking your next holiday!