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Make the most of your summer holidays in Andorra

How about escaping from overcrowded destinations and the high temperatures of August this year? We suggest a summer holiday in Andorra with accommodation at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments at almost 2,000 metres above sea level. Here, the first thing you’ll see when you wake up is the green of the mountains and hear the birds singing. The temperatures are milder, you’ll breathe fresh air and you’ll be in direct contact with nature. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, read on and discover a selection of plans that we have made for you, to make this holiday unforgettable.

 

Discover lakes and other unknown landscapes 

If you’re a mountain lover, you’re probably waiting for this time of year to grab your rucksack, put on your boots and set off on new trails. Hiking is the ideal sport in summer in Andorra.  Pure nature, fresh air and wonderful spots to discover in our country. There are mountain hikes to suit all tastes and levels: you can decide to climb the highest peak or walk to a more accessible lake. Did you know that there are more than 100 lakes hidden in our mountains?

 

The summer in Andorra is perfect for cycling

If you’re more of a cyclist than a walker, you can’t miss one of the 20 road cycling routes that run throughout the country. Or you can also find mountain bike or e-bike routes.

At Els Llacs mountain tourist flats we have a new service with bike rental and you can even book an offer with accommodation and road bike, mountain bike or electric bike, so you have everything at hand. In our flats we have a cycling room so that you can keep “your girl” safely and without taking up space in the appartment. 

 

Have fun with your children in the adventure parks

These are the perfect option for the whole family to have a great time this summer in Andorra. You can climb on aerial rope parks, go down a giant slide, slide down zip lines, drive a go-kart, discover nature in a fun way… And much more! All you have to do is choose between the Mon(t) Magic Family Park in Grandvalira, the Mountain Park in Vallnord or Naturland.   Or choose all of them, which is sure to be the option your children like the most. For once, listen to them! 😉

 

Music and cool evenings for all tastes

This summer in Andorra the events are back, but obviously in a controlled way and with all the safety measures in place. 

You’re still in time to enjoy the last two concerts of Andorra Mountain Music, the open-air music festival that has brought together big names from the international scene. On 24 July you can see the band Texas and on 31 July David Guetta live.

Summer nights in the museums are also back with visits, themed routes and concerts.

Other events such as local festivals and street music will also be announced and, as we said, with all the anticovid protocols up to date.

 

Shopping and strolling through the city centre

The summer sales have also arrived in Andorra and until 12 September you can hunt for the best bargains. Find the best prices on your favourite items and discover the new season’s trends in the shopping centres of Andorra la Vella, Escaldes and Pas de la Casa. And if you get tired of strolling around, get your strength back with an ice cream or a granita. 

 

Incredible gastronomy awaits you

Make the most of your summer holidays in Andorra to enjoy the amazing Andorran gastronomy and choose from the multitude of restaurants the country has to offer. At just 2km from Els Llacs Mountain Aapartments, Soldeu has a good gastronomic offer and you will be able to taste the best oriental cuisine at Kao Soldeu (in the hotel Park Piolets, part of our chain).

 

You’ll sleep soundly

As we told you, we are located at almost 2,000 metres above sea level. Temperatures drop at night, so we can assure you that you’ll be able to sleep without feeling too hot. If you feel a bit warm, all you have to do is open the window slightly and let the cool Pyrenean air flow in.

Els Llacs holiday flats are the best option to enjoy an ideal and comfortable accommodation for the whole family. Book your flat and enjoy all the services.

 

There is so much to do in summer in Andorra that we can’t stop telling you everything, so follow our blog and find a million ideas to enjoy your holidays.

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Enjoy a holiday apartaments in Andorra with 4* hotel services

At Els Llacs you will find everything you need for a perfect summer holiday. You’ll enjoy accommodation in Andorra that has more than what other tourist accommodation in its category usually offers. Apart from having an unbeatable location to enjoy the mountain all year round, you have the services of the 4-star Park Piolets hotel within your reach, which you will be able to enjoy again from 25 June.

Read on and find out all about it here!

 

Catering for lunches and dinners

If you don’t want to depend on timetables for your meals, the best thing to do is to sleep in flats on your holidays in Andorra, as you have more freedom, but that doesn’t mean you have to cook every day! For this reason you can order the catering dishes, which we prepare at the Park Piolets hotel and bring them to you so that you don’t have to travel.

 

Spa with mountain views

Take a moment to bathe in the Park Spa Mountain Wellness Club, ideal for relaxing while you contemplate the views. Accompany the water circuit with a relaxing massage to get rid of the stress of everyday life or to recover from a day of mountain activities.

The hotel is located in Soldeu, just 2 minutes by car from the mountain flats, and in addition to the spa, it also has a hairdressing and beauty centre. At the Green Salon you can change your look or get a pedicure to show off your feet in summer.

 

Eat at the Kao Soldeu and enjoy the terrace

Because staying in apartments in Andorra in the middle of nature is not incompatible with having the best gastronomic experiences. We suggest you try the exotic flavours of the Kao Soldeu restaurant. It offers a menu with dishes of haute Chinese cuisine where you will find its famous Peking duck, ideal to accompany other recipes based on rice, noodles or Dim Sums. You will love it!

In the new Moët Terrace you can have a quiet drink while you sunbathe and enjoy the high altitude terracing. 😉

 

Apartaments in Andorra with all the services

At Els Llacs Moutain Apartments there are also several services for your maximum comfort. We offer you the possibility of buying online all the products you need before your arrival and you will find the shopping in your flat. We take care of the first breakfast of the holidays, we prepare a welcome pack with coffee capsules, toast and jam to make your arrival easier.

In addition, in the same facilities you can also go to the spa or the gym and store your bikes in a storage room.

We are tourist flats with all the services you need for your comfort!

 

Offers to make the most of the summer

Do you love nature, breathing fresh air and the mountains? Then we have the ideal plan to combine with your flats in Andorra. Book our offer with bike rental, you decide how you prefer to pedal: road bike, MTB or electric bike. From Els Llacs you can do countless routes.

And don’t forget that very close to the flats there is the Andorra Mountain Music, the open-air music festival that brings the best names of the current musical line-up.

Check out all the offers here!

 

Hygiene and safety measures

Although the situation is starting to relax, we are not letting our guard down. We are up to date in terms of safety and hygiene protocols to prevent Covid-19, following the regulations imposed by the country’s health authorities.

 

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are flats in Andorra where you will feel at home because you will lack nothing.

Enjoy your holidays to the full.

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This summer enjoy the best events programme in Andorra

Make a note in your diary of the sporting activities taking place in Andorra this summer. After a year in which most of the open-air events were cancelled, they are now back with all the safety guarantees.

Here are the most important ones so that you don’t forget any of them.

 

Cycling competitions are back

With 21 mountain passes, the Principality is the perfect setting for lovers of two wheels and top-level sporting activities are already planned.

The Tour de France: Andorra will be the last part of a stage on 11 July. It will enter via Pas de la Casa and descend via Port d’Envalira. When they arrive at Bordes d’Envalira you will be able to see the riders pass in front of the door of the appartments. Then they will head for the other valley, passing first through Soldeu, Canillo and Encamp. They will go up the Beixalís pass and back down through Anyós until they reach the finish line in Andorra la Vella. After a rest day, they will resume the competition from Pas de la Casa towards France.

Andorra 21 ports: if you are a fan of road cycling, you will have the opportunity to take part in this new competition, from 22 to 26 June. It is divided into 3 stages and is a good way to get to know the landscapes of Andorra.

The Multissegur Volta als Ports: this is one of the most eagerly awaited sporting activities for cycling enthusiasts and has been held for more than 40 years. This year it has different routes starting from La Massana and finishing in Andorra la Vella.

The Andorra MTB Classic-Pyrenees: this is a mountain bike competition in pairs which will be divided into 4 stages and will take place from 30/06 to 03/07.

– La Mussara Andorra: this is also a MTB race that will take place in Naturlandia on 1 August.

 

More sports activities in Andorra

The environment, the mountains and nature are the ideal setting for all kinds of outdoor events.

Spartan Race: the obstacle race returns to Andorra on 12 and 13 June. It has 4 courses of 5, 10, 21 and 50 kilometres and different levels of difficulty.  There will also be a circuit for children.

Trail 100 Andorra-Pyrenees: this is the perfect mountain race for trail running lovers. There are 4 different distances starting and finishing in Ordino. There is also an easy 7.5 km course so that everyone can take part. From 24th to 27th June.

– Iron Man 70.3: this summer a prestigious triathlon is added to the calendar of sporting activities in Andorra. The swimming race will take place in the Engolasters lake, the road bike race will cover 90.1 km from the lake to Andorra la Vella where the 21.1 km foot race will take place. It is scheduled for Sunday 4 July.

The Comapedrosa Skyrace: this is one of the most emblematic races that runs through incredible landscapes until it reaches the top of the country at 2,942 metres. This year it will be held on 25 July.

 

Don’t let the culture stop!

Combine sporting activities in Andorra with concerts, festivals, exhibitions and everything in the open air, surrounded by nature.

– Very close to the Els Llacs apartaments, in Soldeu, you will be able to enjoy the best music in the Andorra Mountain Music. A festival that offers open-air concerts every Saturday from 26 June to 31 July. Discover it here!

– Don’t miss the L’Andart biennial.  On the lake of Engolasters and the surrounding area, in the heart of nature, there is an exhibition of works of art during the months of July and August. 

– In June you will also enjoy the Jambo Street Music in the streets of the capital.

 

This summer you will once again be thrilled by the great sporting and cultural events that await you in Andorra. Book your accommodation at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and you’ll have the perfect getaway.

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This summer, it’s time to enjoy the Andorra Mountain Music

This summer you’ll be able to go to concerts and listen to live music again! We introduce you the Andorra Mountain Music: an open-air music festival in a unique setting with some of the biggest stars on the current music scene. Find out about it here!

Andorra Mountain Music in the heart of nature

This festival will be special for many reasons.

Firstly, because we will be jumping, dancing and singing again, after a year in which we have had to cut back on all the social events.

Secondly, because of the location of the event, at more than 1,800 metres above sea level, surrounded by nature and mountains. From where you can enjoy good live music and sessions with the best dj’s but also spectacular sunsets and starry skies. The Andorra Mountain Music will be held in Soldeu, just 2 minutes by car from the Els Llacs flats.

And of course, the third, because it will be an open-air music festival, where all health and safety measures will be respected.

An exclusive line-up with great artists

Let’s get down to the important stuff: the artists!

Headlining Andorra Mountain Music are Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta, who will open and close the event respectively.

Here are the dates and performances:

– 26/06/21: Armin Van Buuren, one of the leading DJs in electronic music, comes to play his most famous tracks.

– 03/07/21: Mónica Naranjo will delight the audience with a more intimate concert accompanied only by a piano.

– 10/07/21: Bob Sinclar, the French DJ who will be in charge of the music on the third Saturday of the festival.

– 17/07/21: Don Diablo will be playing dance music.

– 24/07/21: DJ Snake  [Update: CONCERT CANCELLED]

– 31/07/21: David Guetta who has worked for and produced top bands and stars with whom he has created great hits that will also be present at this open-air festival.

The venue will open its doors at 6pm to avoid last minute queues and crowds. You will be able to enjoy pre-show performances until 9pm, when the concerts will begin. There will also be a restaurant area so that you don’t have to think about anything but having a great time.

Offer with entrance and night in Els Llacs Apartments

This summer, Andorra is the perfect destination to combine music and tourism. During the day you will have time to visit the country, explore the nature around the flats, discover its wonderful gastronomy, go shopping or take a bath in the spa. And from 18h onwards, you can go to the festival, which is only a 2-minute drive away from the flats.

So that you can enjoy a complete festival getaway, we suggest you an offer that includes entrance to Andorra Mountain Music and the night at Els LLacs Moutain Apartments. All you have to do is choose the date and make your reservation! But make up your mind soon because places are limited 😉.

Health and safety measures are still in place

We want you to have a good time, but we are also concerned about your safety. That’s why at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we have up-to-date anti-virus measures that we have adopted following the recommendations of the country’s health authorities.

The Andorra Mountain Music will also implement a series of health and safety regulations to prevent covid-19 infections. You can read them here.

This summer is coming full of emotions and great experiences. You are just one click away from living them again.

Book now your offer with Els Llacs flats and entrance to the festival.

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The best spas in Andorra for your Easter getaway

Easter is just around the corner. So that you can make the most of your 4-day getaway, we have prepared a list of the spas in Andorra that you can’t miss.

Can you think of a better plan to relax during these 4 days?

 

Park Spa Mountain Wellness Club

In Soldeu, very close to our apartaments, you will find the 4-star Park Piolets hotel, which is part of our group of properties. It has a spa with spectacular views of the mountains, which you can access to enjoy its water area and treatments.

The facilities, unbeatable and brand new in 2019, have a water circuit with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, multiple water jets and an outdoor jacuzzi from where you can watch breathtaking sunsets. Both the gym and the hairdressing and beauty centre are also public and you can make an appointment to change your look or get a manicure. To complete the experience and get away from it all, we suggest you to book a massage or treatment from the menu – you won’t regret it!

If you are travelling with children, this is also the perfect plan. The hotel has arranged a special timetable so that families can enjoy the spa with children from birth onwards. 

The good weather and the longer days are the perfect excuse to go to the spa. Are you in?

 

Caldea: one of Andorra’s must-visit spas

Of course, a visit to the thermal centre is a must on your getaway. This Easter, we recommend that you get a ticket to Inúu, the Caldea spa for over 16s. Choose the time of day you want to visit the centre from morning, afternoon or evening and disconnect in the thermal water baths and jacuzzis. You’ve been waiting for your dose of wellness as a couple! Combine it with a massage or beauty treatment and make the most of the experience.

For families there is the Thermoludic, which you can enter with children from 5 years old. A good time to discover the world of thermalism with them (but you’ll have to wait a little longer to visit, as it will be closed at Easter due to the pandemic).

Although Caldea is one of the spas in Andorra that is located right in the centre, it is also surrounded by mountains and the views are still a real attraction.

 

Appartments with spa

And if that wasn’t enough, at Els Llacs you have the chance to relax without leaving our facilities. Our appartments have a spa overlooking the mountain, super quiet, ideal to include in the route of the spas of Andorra and rest after a day of outdoor activities. There is also a gym so you can keep up with your daily exercise routines – just take the lift to get there!

 

Enjoy Easter in the open air

Our tour of Andorra’s best spas is 100% compatible with other outdoor activities. With the anti-covid regulations in place, Andorra is a destination you can come to this Easter holiday. Get out of your routine during these 4 days, when the rising temperatures remind us that spring has arrived and invites us to take a walk and enjoy the mountains.

Remember, there is no curfew here and the shops and restaurants are open, of course, complying with all safety regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

 

If you have enjoyed the list of the best spas in Andorra, choose your accommodation and make your reservation now.

Start crossing off the days on the calendar, it’s not long now 😉. 

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Christmas in Andorra: discover all the activities for this holiday

We tell you how Christmas is celebrated in Andorra because, although the situation is not ideal, magic and tradition cannot be missing at this time of year. During this month of December and the beginning of January you will find different Christmas activities, discover them here!

 

Walk through the illuminated streets

The streets become open stages with different decorations and lights in each parish. Walk around and discover all its hidden corners. In Escaldes there are the imaginary worlds of Christmas, a free walk through the streets of the parish where you will come across fun Christmas scenes. The little ones will like them, but the older ones will feel like children again. And the best thing of all: there is no curfew in Andorra, so as long as you wear your mask and respect the stipulated prevention measures, nobody will set a time for you to return to your appartment.

 

There is no Christmas… without a traditional market

In Andorra la Vella the giant Waterwheel, travelling shows or attractions for children are part of the activities planned to make these dates more enjoyable. In addition, at the Christmas market you can enjoy typical products and other “made in Andorra” products such as sausages, cheese or honey. You will also be able to drink hot wine and accompany it with something to eat while you make a stop after shopping.

 

The Nativity scene in Canillo: a Christmas attraction in Andorra

It is worth to go through it and discover scenes from the Nativity composed of life-size figures. There are more than 200 and they are spread all over the village. Here you can breathe Christmas all over the place 😉.

 

The most awaited visit

This year, due to the circumstances we are experiencing, Father Christmas and the Three Wise Men will arrive at all the parishes, but they will not make great parades. They will receive the little ones although they have prepared magic mailboxes in which to leave letters and the help of magic Elves and pages a few days before. 

 

We start the year with music and theatre

Another tradition that cannot be missed is the New Year’s concert that takes place in the national auditorium in Ordino. Also very typical of this time of year is the play “Els Pastorets” which takes place in Sant Julià de Lòria.

 

During the holidays it is also a time to rest

After a tour through the colourful and lively Christmas return to your appartment to regain your strength. Find your little oasis of peace surrounded by mountains and stop by the spa’s jacuzzi while the kids continue to burn off energy in the children’s playground.

 

Like the rest of the year this holiday will also be different, but here you will find everything you need to spend the Christmas holidays in Andorra. Are you joining us?