The New Year is the most magical and special season to visit Andorra, and we want you to make the most of it. So today we want to share a list of five family plans to enjoy on New Year’s Eve in Andorra.
Its snow-capped mountains and the endless opportunities it offers to try all kinds of experiences, whether you are one of the most daring or those who like the most “chill” plans, make Andorra a winter paradise to live in family ! You dare?
1. Visit Christmas fairs and markets
Christmas fairs are a traditional element that imbues us with the spirit of Christmas and saves the magic of family celebrations.
Thus, Andorra offers several activities in the different regions of the country such as the “Poblet de Nadal” in Andorra la Vella (mentioned in the previous post), several very picturesque craft markets full of Christmas lights, parties where you can “cagar el tió”, performances of the play “Los Pastorets” and… without forgetting the expected visit of Their Majesties the Magi of the East, who on January 5, with their magic, will visit all the parishes so that the children can see them!
2. Snow, snow and more snow
Skiing is, without a doubt, one of the TOP activities in Andorra and if you can also do it in one of the biggest ski resorts on the Peninsula, it’s already a treat!
Grandvalira has more than 200 km of ski slopes, more than 12 km of freeride areas, ski mountaineering circuits and more than 130 ski slopes of all levels. When do you start?
On the other hand, there are many other ways to enjoy the snow such as snow adventure activities such as snowmobiling, mushing, snowshoeing or building an igloo.
3. Gastronomy, a pleasure for the senses
If you like to eat well, you cannot miss the Andorran gastronomy. A pleasure for all the senses. Its variety of ingredients and flavors reminds us that it is a diverse country, and its typical dishes bring you closer to the aromas and flavors of the mountains.
Next, we are going to recommend two of the star dishes you cannot miss during your visit to Andorra. Take note!
– La Escudella, for meat lovers. A stew to eat with a spoon, composed of a variety of meats, vegetables and sausages of the country.
– The Trinxat, for the most traditional. A simple delicacy that has become a gastronomic reference in the Pyrenees. The base is made of potato and cabbage.
You will surely be surprised by the great gastronomic offer it offers and… which will satisfy all palates!
4. Rent a ‘borda’ or cabin lost in the mountains
Undoubtedly one of the most sought after and successful plans is the rental of refuges or chalets lost in the middle of the mountains.
To spend snowy winter nights in front of the fireplace and snuggle up to a movie on Netflix. Or get straight off the rail with the skis to do some short descents.
A good plan for this end of the year with friends or family in the heart of the Pyrenees.
5. Relax in Caldea
Caldea is always a must! Disconnect and relax at the Caldea thermal spa, located in the heart of Andorra la Vella.
And for those looking for deeper relaxation… There is also Inúu, a premium spa attached to Caldea. A space that offers more tranquility to meet the expectations of the most demanding.
And to complete your getaway. Where to sleep ?
In Andorra there are many places to sleep, according to your tastes and all kinds of pockets. Are you one of those who prefer to relax in the middle of nature? Or do you prefer to stay in the city center? Do you want to sleep near the ski slopes? Or do you prefer a remote site?
The accommodation offer in Andorra is as wide as you can imagine; There are gourmet hotels, comfortable spas, family campsites, apartments in the city center, rustic cabins, luxurious glamping… You can even sleep in an igloo! Cool huh?
What we recommend is to book in advance, as the New Year is a very popular period.