Principado de Andorra
Andorra is a country with many social and economic benefits for its residents. There is a large number of people who are looking to move here as it's such an ideal place to live. The buying and renting of properties has increased considerably in recent times and this is due to the good life that Andorra offers to its inhabitants.
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Nature in Andorra
The ski slopes in Andorra
Andorra has 200 km of skiable slopes, divided into 127 slopes of all levels. The best known ski resort is Grandvalira.
Natural parks in Andorra
There are three natural areas in Andorra, which is probably one of the highest concentrations of these protected areas in the world. Andorra's natural parks include the Sorteny Valley, Madriu-Perafita-Claror and Comapedrosa Valleys.
Sports and activities to do in Andorra
There is a wide range of sports on offer: cycling, climbing, horse riding and canyoning.
The Naturland park is an adventure park for all ages. It has a wide range of activities to do with family or friends. In this park there is a mini-golf area, a giant inflatable castle and a slide that runs through the forest. Inside the Naturland park there is an animal park and several routes for hiking or horse riding. There are also various zip lines available for all ages.
Gastronomy in Andorra
Due to its proximity to Catalonia, Andorra has many similarities with Catalonia, gastronomically speaking. Typical dishes of the country are escudella, which is considered the national dish of Andorra, trinxat, snails in sauce and cured meats such as Andorran sausages, hams and black puddings.
Culture in Andorra
The Casa Vall is one of the most emblematic buildings in Andorra, as it was once the smallest parliament in Europe, and is now a museum. In addition to this, Andorra has the Perfume Museum, the Electricity Museum, the Tobacco Museum and the Iron Interpretation Centre.
Traditional festivities, Andorra la Vella and Santa Coloma
Andorra's main festival takes place in August, on the first Sunday. The festival consists of a procession of people in costume and musicians through the streets of the town. A traditional dance has also been held since 1983, known as Contrapàs.
Transport and connections in Andorra
The best way to get to Andorra is by private transport on the A2 motorway.
The only public transport to Andorra is the bus.
Family life in Andorra
Ideal atmosphere for families
Andorra is considered one of the best countries for family life as it has schools that offer excellent quality education. Not to mention all the green areas available for the little ones in the family to play in a safe place.
Real estate market in Andorra
The price per m2
The price per m2 for sale is currently 3668 €/m2. On the other hand, the price per m2 for rent is 13.63 €/m2.
Housing in Andorra
Luxury accommodation is booming in Andorra due to the arrival of wealthy inhabitants. Andorra's typical homes are large houses in the countryside, although depending on the area, you can also see blocks of new-build flats.
Andorra has a number of coworking spaces available since 2020, as the Government of Andorra has set up coworking offices. These offices follow the technical, architectural, legal and security regulations to offer work from home systems to operate in the Principality of Andorra.
The job opportunities you can find in the area are very diverse: from small local businesses to communication agencies and small offices to large international companies.
Security in Andorra
Andorra is a very safe country due to the low crime rate, accredited by international organisations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can you find in Andorra?
Located in the Pyrenees, between Spain and France, this small country will charm you with its natural landscapes that cover 90% of the territory, including lakes, mountains over 2,500 metres high and up to three natural parks.
As well as hiking and winter sports such as skiing, we recommend a tour of the Romanesque churches, a visit to a small medieval village, relaxing in a spa and shopping in the capital, Andorra la Vella.
The most common way to get to Andorra is to land in Barcelona and hire a car or take a bus, which will take you to the principality in about 3 hours.
Is it safe to live in Andorra?
Andorra is one of the states in the world with the lowest per capita crime rate, according to data from institutions such as the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) within the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
What is life like in Andorra?
Andorra has a quality of life that makes it the ideal place to live. Its natural environment means that Andorra has excellent air quality 90% of the time, thanks to its location in the mountains. As a result of this and other factors, Andorra is the world's leading country in terms of life expectancy.
What are the facilities like in Andorra?
Andorra is connected to Spain and France by land, which are the only points of entry to Andorra. Its location between these regions allows Andorrans to have two airports with major international flights, El Prat Airport in Spain and France Blagnac Airport in Toulouse. For those who have decided to move their families to Andorra, it is worth noting the excellent education system. Andorra offers three education systems for you to choose from: Spanish, Andorran and French. Three languages coexist in the classroom: Catalan, Spanish and French. All are free and compulsory for children aged 6 to 16.
What is family life like in Andorra?
The mountain and ski areas, such as Grandvalira and Vallnord, offer its residents an area of relaxation that you can enjoy with the family and connect with nature.
Thanks to its unique enclave with 90% of the territory being natural landscapes, mountain-related sports, such as hiking and skiing, are some of the best leisure options you can find if you decide to live in Andorra.
Are there different areas within Andorra?
There are seven parishes (towns) in Andorra: Sant Julià de Lòria, Encamp, Andorra la Vella, Ordino, Escaldes-Engordany, La Massana, Canillo. The centre of the country is Andorra la Vella, the capital. However, it is on the border with Escaldes-Engordany. Therefore, we can consider these two parishes to be the centre of the country, namely where all the main services are concentrated and where tourists tend to choose to go when visiting.
Are there other places near Andorra that are also worth exploring?
An infinite number of French villages with a lot of history and charm.
Are there properties in Andorra that are worth buying?
We can find a wide variety of worthwhile properties. From traditional houses built with stone and slate, to the most modern flats located in the epicentre of Andorra.
What is Andorra from Spain?
Andorra is a small country located in the Pyrenees mountains, bordered by Spain to the south and France to the north. Its official language is Catalan, although Spanish is equally widely spoken, as is French, to a lesser extent.
When did Andorra become independent from Spain?
Andorra is a country with a long history. Independent since 1278 AD. Andorra has been able to preserve its unique culture over the centuries, surviving the alienation of the culture of neighbouring peoples and continuing to evolve to adapt to the times.
How much money do you need to live in Andorra?
While we have already concluded in another article that the minimum cost of living required to live in Andorra for an acceptable minimum standard of living is around 1,000-1,200 euros per month for a single person (12,000-14,000 euros per year) and that the largest item in the budget is housing rent, it is equally important to list the usual cost of a number of basic goods and services in the Principality.