Winter is coming and with it the Christmas time, a time for family trips and plans for all ages. For those who want to fulfill their dream of spending a white Christmas, Andorra is the best destination to choose.
As December approaches, the Christmas spirit begins to emerge from everywhere. In big cities, towns and villages. Not only in the streets, shops and boutiques, but also in the mountains which are dressed in white as they are every year. This makes the Pyrenees one of the most popular places for families to enjoy the festivities.
Specifically, Andorra has an offer of activities and services during this time that includes high-quality shops and services, first-class gastronomy, adventure sports, extreme activities in the snow and the charm of Christmas fairs. Is undoubtedly one of the best destinations to spend these special dates. But, why?
Christmas magic in ‘Poblet de Nadal’
The Principality of Andorra is the perfect symbiosis of Christmas tradition, high quality services and the best outdoor adventure sports. First of all, families come to Andorra la Vella enchanted by the Poblet de Nadal (the Christmas Village). This Christmas fair, located in the center of the city, is the best way to discover the country’s crafts, gastronomy and the wide range of shops.
A commercial proposal made up of wooden houses that sell all kinds of Christmas products, accompanied by Christmas carols and adorned with an endearing Christmas lighting in its cobbled streets. Poblet de Nadal is also popular for hosting all kinds of Christmas shows for all kinds of audiences. If you choose Andorra to spend Christmas Eve, meeting Santa Claus is one of the experiences that the little ones will not want to miss. You have several options to choose from for your meeting with Santa Claus and his elves, who will come to collect your letter!
On the other hand, more and more people visit Andorra La Vella and stop at the Caldea urban spa. One of the best experiences is in winter, when you can relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi while enjoying the incredible views. A popular option, especially after a day skiing, shopping in the city or snowshoeing. Fear not for the lack of snow, as Andorra is located in the axial Pyrenees, an enclave that is always dyed white in winter.
OUTDOOR SPORTS AT CHRISTMAS
If you are one of those who need adventure also at Christmas, Andorra is the dream destination for a true #OutdoorLover like you.
Beyond the usual snow sports that are successful in ski resorts, the Andorran mountains offer a privileged environment for practicing extreme sports and exclusive activities. It is the best option to enjoy the snow without having to ski or snowboard.
For this purpose, RocRoi has two centers specialized in snow activities that will not leave you indifferent.
Located in the Moretó Forest, in the Grau-Roig sector, at the bottom of Grandvalira, you can find one of our centers. A natural space surrounded by trees and snow-covered paths that make it a magical place in winter. And, in Ordino, at the entrance to the Arcalís de Vallnord sector, our year-round adventure centre, an idyllic environment declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve by 2020.
In our centres you will find a wide variety of outdoor activities for all ages such us mushing, which is a sleding activity pulled by a team of very affectionate huskies, learning and practising how to make an igloo with the youngest members of the family, taking a breathtaking ride on a snowmobile, as well as snowshoe excursions, among other activities.
If you are looking for a different experience as a couple or with the whole family, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the Night Activities, where you can stop at a restaurant in the middle of the mountain to recharge your batteries after a sleigh or snowmobile ride.
Joint offers that combine sporting experiences in the heart of nature with quality gastronomic services are becoming increasingly highlighted. Even more so in the case of Andorra, which has a rich culinary offer through its characteristic “bordas” or cabins lost in the forest, where families usually spend a few days, and with Michelin-starred restaurants such as Hideki Matsuhisa’s Koy Hermitage.
What are you waiting for?