Tourism Ireland

What To Do in Andorra (Besides Skiing)

by Allie Moore

Apr 11, 2019

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Tips / Destination

Andorra is a haven for skiers, snowboarders and others who flock to the Pyrenees for wintertime activities, but there’s a lot more to do in the tiny principality than hit the slopes with the hordes of others.

 

Upon arriving in the region nestled between northeastern Spain and southwestern France, grab a room at one of the copious hotels, most have some sort of spa access. The natural springs beneath the town of Andorra La Vella (Old Andorra) provide healing waters for all the city’s spas, plentiful in the hotels.

 

If your hotel doesn’t have a hotel or shops connected through the lobby, visit Caldea, a hot-springs spa that draws visitors from all over the region for hours of relaxation in the indoor and outdoor salt pools, hammam, saunas, ice baths, Roman baths and more. Pay a little extra for a massage, facial or body treatment.

 

Andorra is also known as a tax-free destination for shoppers looking to stock up on everything from clothes from outlet,s such as Zara and Mango, to electronics, cigarettes and liquor. Join the other shoppers along Avinguda Meritxell for window-shopping with the masses.

 

To escape the concrete jungle, head to the hiking paths that caress the city on all sides. Cami Rec de Sola takes strollers past small local farms where roosters crow and dogs hop up on fences for a friendly pet.

 

 

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