Introducing Andorra

A whole country in the middle of the Pyrenees.

A fascinating place where every corner is a surprise and every step is incredible.

Andorra is an independent state in southern Europe, located in the Pyrenees Mountains, between France and Spain. This geographical spot warrants cold winters with lots of snow, as well as mild summer temperatures, which make Andorra an ideal destination throughout the year. A country of 468 km², where more than 90% of the territory is nature.

The country’s official language is Catalan. However, the majority of the population is fluent in Spanish and French, thanks to the strategic situation between these two nations, as well as other languages such as English or Portuguese, due to the cultural wealth of the country, where people of many different nationalities live.

The vast majority of Andorra’s population work in the service sector, particularly in the tourism industry. Andorra is an open, modern and multicultural country, prepared and focused on receiving visitors from around the world.

The legal currency is the euro. Andorra does not have it’s own currency.

Andorra welcomes 8 million visitors every year. To meet the demands of all travellers the country offers more than 250 tourist accommodations of different rating categories, adding up to more than 34,000 beds.

Andorra is snow, leisure and tourism. But above all is a country of nature.

The mountains, and especially the snow, are the main engine of the country’s economy. Andorra has 50 years experience in the snow industry. The first ski lift was build in 1957, and since then the ski resorts have not stopped growing. A knowledge of the landscape, together with the investments and expansions carried out in the ski domains, have made Andorra a leading destination in this area.

Currently, we have an extensive offering of snow related activities concentrated in two valleys, including more than 300km of tracks, spread over 3,000 hectares of land. The two valleys are on the one hand, the parishes of Canillo and Encamp that compose Grandvalira, and on the other, the parishes of Ordino and La Massana, that make Vallnord – Vallnord–Pal Arinsal and Vallnord–Ordino Arcalís.

For more than half a century Andorra has been firmly committed to this sport, and since then it has become the driving force of the country’s wealth.
Additionally, the country’s culture and traditions are shaped by its history. In the Principality, there is a broad range of cultural, recreational and sporting attractions that make it a perfect destination for those who love snow sports.