Cost of vacation in Andorra 2020 See Language, Climate and Tourist Centers

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Cost of vacation in Andorra 2020 See Language, Climate and Tourist Centers.

Vacation in Andorra: Andorra is a small, mountain covered, country in the Pyrenees Mountains nestled between France and Spain.

This lesser-known country is very much a hidden gem thanks to their stunning scenery, amazing ski resorts, and ancient cathedrals. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, French, and English are widely spoken.

Cost of vacation in Andorra - Language, Climate, Tourist Centers

Andorra experiences quite cold and snowy winters, which run November through March, although this makes for perfect ski conditions.

Throughout summer, from June through August, temperatures warm up to the low 70’s Fahrenheit, making for great trekking weather.

Despite being a small country, it has a sustainable economy fueled mainly by tourism as several tourists travel to Andorra annually.

The tourism industry accounts for up to 80% of the country’s GDP. An annual estimate of 10 million tourists visits Andorra. The country enjoys both alpine and continental climates, depending on what time of the year it is.

The banking sector in Andorra also enjoys a partial status as tax-haven. This, together with tourism, enables Andorra to become one of the wealthier nations in Europe for its size.

Aside from a good quality of living, the people of Andorra also enjoy high life expectancy. The average person in Andorra lives up to 82 years of age.

As part of the government program, all employed individuals in Andorra can also enjoy free healthcare services.

With its 468 sq km of tumbling valleys, Romanesque churches and sky-reaching peaks wedged between France and Spain, Andorra offers by far the best ski slopes and resort facilities in the entire Pyrenees.

Once the snow melts, there’s outstanding walking, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes in the Principality’s higher, more remote reaches, where you can wander for hours, almost alone.

Language of Andorra

While the official language is Catalan, Spanish is very commonly spoken throughout Andorra. You’ll also hear a lot of French and even a fair amount of Portuguese.

As is prevalent within Europe, English is common when interacting with those in the tourism industry.

Currency of Andorra

Andorra did not have an official currency before adopting the euro, and unlike its two larger neighbours, France, and Spain, which surround it, it is not a member of the EU.

However, it de facto used the EU’s euro (the currency of the Eurozone states) as it had historically used the French franc and Spanish peseta.

Climate of Andorra

Andorra’s climate is typical for a mountainous country; it has cold winters and mild summers. … Autumn experiences the most rainfall, while in winter is has good skiing conditions.

The average temperature range is between -2 degrees Celsius (28°Fahrenheit) and 24 degrees Celsius (75°Fahrenheit).

How much Money will you need in Andorra?

€132 ($148) is the average daily price for traveling in Andorra. The average price of meals in Andorra for one day is €36 ($40). The average price of a hotel in Andorra for a couple is €110 ($124).

These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

Tourist centers in Andorra:

1. Our Lady of Meritxell

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Andorra’s patron saint, Our Lady of Meritxell (Mare de Déu de Meritxell), is famous as the country’s spiritual guide and is the subject of a major festival held each September 8th since 1873, the same day as the Andorran National Holiday.

This Roman Catholic saint is associated with the Meritxell Chapel and is represented by a statue of the Virgin Mary with the baby Christ in her lap (the original statue, made in the 12th century, was destroyed in a fire).

The replica, carved of wood and standing just 33 inches high, is said to be close to identical to the original and can be viewed, along with other relics, in the church’s sanctuary.

Be sure to also take in the splendid courtyard with its impressive arches. This church is also a part of the Marian Route, an important itinerary of pilgrimages that includes sanctuaries in Montserrat and Lourdes, among others.


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CALDEA is the largest mountain spa in all of Europe! Its modern facilities and therapeutic properties practically make it a haven for anyone wanting to soothe achy muscles brought on by too much skiing or shopping.

CALDEA is a vast wellness center where guests can take advantage of the soothing waters of the mineral thermal baths.

The network of pools includes the Thermoludic Area with both hot and cold pools, outdoor and indoor lagoons, and Roman-style baths. Additional amenities include relaxation rooms, saunas, aquatic massages, a restaurant, and a full-service luxury spa.

Hours are seasonal but change only slightly due to popularity. Be sure to check the website for individual pricing, holiday closings, and promotional offers.

3. Sorteny National Park

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Sorteny National Park is located in the northeast part of the Ordino parish in the Sorteny Valley. It is Andorra’s most significant point of ecological interest and eco-tourism, with all of the activities in the park are oriented around sustainable tourism practices.

Located in a metaphoric zone, the area is rich in iron and copper. The hydroelectric system that winds through the valley revolves around the Sorteny River with connections to the rivers La Serrera, La Cebollera, Les Cebes, and L’Estanyo.

4. Encamp and the National Automobile Museum

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In the geographical center of Andorra, the town of Encamp – home to nearly 12,000 people – makes for a good base no matter what time of year you choose to explore the country.

Its downtown is also one of the prettiest, with the Valira d’Orient river running through it, and its fine old buildings now serve as shops, cafés, and restaurants.

It’s also a great place from which to embark on hiking and biking adventures thanks to the neighboring Pic dels Pessons mountain, at 2,865 meters the parish’s tallest peak.

Come winter, the town is transformed into one of the country’s most important ski centers with a gondola linking it directly to the slopes of Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa.

The city is also home to the excellent National Automobile Museum with its numerous displays of classic vintage cars – including a steam-driven machine dating from 1885 – along with antique motorcycles and bicycles, all in mint condition.

5. Touring the Valira d’Orient Valley

Touring the Valira d'Orient Valley

A highlight of a visit to Andorra is the chance to explore this small mountain nation’s stunning scenery from the comfort of a car.

One of the best routes is along the Valira d’Orient Valley, starting in Les Escaldes north of the capital Andorra la Vella, before heading along the narrow, winding road leading up to the 12th-century Sant Miquel Engolasters.

A typical example of the country’s many Pyrenean churches in Lombard Romanesque style.

CSN Team.

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