The beauty of Andorra is something completely overlooked in mainstream travel and while this is a complete shame, it allows those of us looking for exclusive and pristine escapes to have it all to ourselves.
Accessibility is the number one hurdle:
We understood why Andorra is so undiscovered when we first went. The formidable Alps meant that we couldn’t fly in, but only arrive via renting a car from France or Spain. Most people will probably fly to Barcelona and undertake a trip here.
Andorra can be far more challenging to almost impossible to arrive to in winter months. It is a challenging place to drive anytime so we recommend travelers be skilled if driving themselves. It is high up so we recommend paying attention to all the preparations and handling of altitude sickness.
What are the draws?
Andorra brings many to its lofty haven because it is tax free, so it can be a good place to get discounts on otherwise high tax items. Don’t be completely reliant on this however, as it is an expensive place to live and visit overall.
Andorra is a paradise for the outdoor lifestyle
Almost anything you can imagine doing outside you can do in the majestic nature of Andorra. Biking, Hiking and Winter Sports are the dominant pastimes. In winter people conquer the challenging and wild slopes, in summer pure air and endless sunshine adorns the alpine meadows. Year round you can find natural thermal springs at many of the boutique hotels which celebrate and promote a culture of wellbeing and relaxation.
Places to see:
Besides the endless kilometers of trails and mountain scapes Andorra’s capital:
Andorra La Vella is a beautiful town to explore, especially for restaurants and shopping. The town of Cortinada is on the outskirts of the capital and it is a very nice place to stay with incredible views. There aren’t any major ruins and structures of attraction but many small historic places on the roadways at which to stop.