This tiny country is often overlooked by its neighbors who are powerhouses in tourism. But don’t let France and Spain distract you, Andorra is much more than just a tax free haven, it is a dream for those seeking the outdoors. Come visit this year round destination for adrenaline pumping fun, shopping and relaxation all compacted into one small country.
Drinking water: Safe to drink
Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)
Official currency: € Euro
Budget: This will largely depend on when you visit. During the spring and summer your costs will be accommodation, food and potentially a car rental. Both hostels (which are very high quality) and budget to mid-range hotels start at around $30 USD / night. Winter you can expect starting prices at $50 USD and upwards. Winter also brings about lift tickets, equipment rental etc. which makes prices significantly higher. Many also come for the tax free shopping.
Credit cards: Very commonly used
Tipping: Generally 5-10% but not obligatory
Not a Schengen state but only accessible via a Schengen state, therefore Schengen visa requirements apply. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free.
**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**
**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**
Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
Official Languages: Catalan, but Spanish and French are widely spoken
Good morning: Bon dia
Good Night: Bona nit
Thank-you: Gràcies / Mercès
Yes: Sí No: No
When to go
High season in Andorra is the winter months of December – March when ski season is full swing. (although usually open Nov – April). Per usual, crowds, prices and availability increase so make sure to book accomodation in advance.
The summer months of June – September bring hikers and mountain bikers , but still much less so than winter. May will be have even less crowds but pleasant weather making it a great option whereas the fall months of October and November usually see higher rainfall.
Litter and plastic use: Make sure everything you bring with you hiking you take back. It should go without saying not to litter and try to bring reusable water bottles whenever possible