Jaw-dropping landscapes, adrenaline pumping sports and hearty comfort food

Andorra is big on skiing and all other mountain-related adventures. Tourists flock to the tiny principality tucked away in the Pyrenese mountains to take to the slopes, hop on a sled or bolt around on a snowmobile. And when the snow melts, climbers and hikers descend on the peaks for a different kind of adventure. Andorra has something to offer for the more relaxed holiday makers too. Visit Caldea and take a dip in southern Europe’s largest thermal spa, or stroll down La Valia in the capital, stopping off at the shopping mile for perfume, jewellery, or some new ski boots.  

Practical Information

Capital city
Andorra la Vella


Expect influences from neighbouring Spain and France. One beloved Andorran dish is escudella, a hearty stew set to warm you up in the depths of the winter months, and a favourite with the locals. You should also try trinxat, the country’s answer to the British bubble and squeak. For those with a sweet tooth, opt for a Crema Catalana – an indulgent take on the French crème brûlée.

Tipping etiquette
While tipping in Andorra is entirely optional, if you’re highly satisfied with the service you’ve received in a hotel or restaurant, a 5-10% tip is appreciated. And if you get a tour guide, be sure to tip them a little too. 

Saying hello
“Hola” is Catalan for hello. But you could choose to say ‘bon dia’ (good morning), ‘bona tarda’ (good afternoon) or ‘bona nit’ (good evening) instead if you’d prefer.

When To Go

For the warmest weather, the best time to visit Andorra is from May to September to catch the Mediterranean sunshine. And if skiing is on the agenda, the season runs from December to April. At this time, you can take advantage of heavy snow and clear blue skies. 

Top Tip from SLH

Make sure you explore the capital, Andorra la Vella – it’s the highest capital city in Europe.