The idea of seeing an entire country in one trip is practically impossible when you think about the majority of countries on the globe. However when it comes to small European countries, such as Andorra for instance, well then, the idea of an Andorra trip in which you can see the entire place is that much more possible.
This small and mountainous country, is located in the Pyrenees mountains. Featuring a population that most small towns in average sized countries will consider tiny, about seventy thousand, the 464 square-kilometer country finds itself located between Spain and France.
The country, despite its diminutive size, is rather beautiful, even though a bit rocky. There are a few towns that you can visit, however the main one, it’s capital, Andorra la Vella will probably be the most interesting to focus on.
The country is well-known for its great summer and winter resorts, with an estimated nine million tourists visiting the country each year, tourism makes up about 80% of the GDP. The country’s duty-free status used to be a bit pull as well, however as the economies of both Spain and France opened up, this lost part of its importance, however the country is still considered by many to be a ‘tax haven’ so that adds an important part to their early income as well.
Andorra is a great place to go if you’re into hiking and trekking, there are several well maintained hiking trails around the country’s mountainous terrain, the point of departure being the town of Arinsal, located at the foot of the Coma Pedrosa.
As mentioned earlier, the country’s sky resorts are a major pull as well. Most of them used to be small mountain villages which are now rather modern sky-resorts. There are two major skiing areas known as Vallnord and Grandvalira, which make up a large area of land to be enjoyed by tourists of all ages and skiing proficiency.
The capital is also home to a famous spa, Caldea; its glass spiral building cannot be missed when visiting the capital, the sight itself being an attraction.
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