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How to get to Andorra?

Andorra is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, between France and Spain, just 200 kilometres from Barcelona and Toulouse. It is the perfect destination for a getaway at any time of the year. Whether you are looking for active mountain sports and activities, relaxation or shopping. One of the first steps when planning a trip is to know how to get there and the options available.
Below, we’ll tell you about all the ways to get to the Principality to make your trip as enjoyable as your stay. So, if you are thinking of booking a flat in the mountains, read on to find out how to get there the way you prefer.

Getting to Andorra by private car

This is one of the most common options. From Spain, take the C-14 road, passing through La Seu d’Urgell, straight to the Andorran border. From France, take the N-22 from Foix and cross the border at Pas de la Casa.
Bear in mind that in the winter months it is compulsory to carry special equipment to be able to drive on snow, such as wheel chains or snow tyres.

– Getting around Andorra

Once in Andorra, you will find several public parking options that are chargeable. Our appartments have a private, covered car park. The service is charged at €15 per night per vehicle.
Coming by car gives you greater freedom of movement to get around Andorra. Furthermore, if you are travelling with your pet, it is the best option for taking your pet with you, allowing you to enjoy the journey at your own pace and make as many stops as you like.

Travelling to Andorra by bus

If you prefer not to drive, getting to Andorra by bus is another option. There are direct connections from Barcelona, Lleida or Toulouse with several companies that connect these cities and the centre of Andorra la Vella. You can reach the country in just 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Check the timetables and the companies that operate to the country here.

Coming by train from other cities

The first thing you should know is that the train does not reach Andorra, but there are options if you are coming from further afield, combined with the final journey by bus. From France, the nearest station is L’Hospitalet-près-l’Andorre, just 11 kilometres from the French border, which is served by trains from other points, such as Toulouse. If you are coming from Spain, you can travel to Lleida-Pirineus station by AVE high-speed train from Madrid or Barcelona, and take a bus from Lérida to Andorra to complete your journey.

Arriving by plane from Madrid

From the end of 2022 it is possible to reach Andorra from Madrid by air with a regular weekly flight between the airports of Andorra-La Seu and Adolfo Suárez Madrid – Barajas. It is the ideal connection if you are coming from other countries with a connection to Spain. Andorra – La Seu airport, located near the border town of La Seu d’Urgell, is the closest airport to Andorra from Spain.
If you want to know the requirements for travelling to Andorra, check them here.

Plan your holidays in Andorra and book your accommodation

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are located in Bordes de Envalira, in the parish of Canillo, at the foot of Grandvalira. It is the ideal accommodation at any time of the year to enjoy all the activities that Andorra has to offer.
Book your flat through our website to benefit from the best prices and offers (which you can also accumulate to get even better prices).

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Make your holiday a unique experience with your pet

Nowadays, pets are an important part of the family. We rely on them more and more, even for holidays. Aspects such as choosing a destination, means of transport, accommodation and even activities often revolve around them. Beyond their simple companionship, travelling with your pet can have a significant impact on both your well-being and theirs. Not only do they enrich your experiences, but they also bring multiple benefits, which we detail below.


Strengthen your bond

By sharing new experiences and adventures, from hiking in the mountains to exploring downtown Andorra, mutual understanding and trust grows. This quality time, without the day-to-day rush, allows for a deeper connection, strengthening the emotional bond. So, travelling with your pet can strengthen your bond.


Travelling with pets enhances the experience

Pets often lead us to explore places we might otherwise overlook, such as secluded parks, off-the-beaten-path trails or mutually-friendly hiking trails. This different, pet-centred perspective allows you to discover hidden gems.


You meet other animal lovers

Both animals and their owners can benefit from interacting with new people and other pets. It gives you the opportunity to meet other travellers or local dog walkers in your area, which enriches your trip.


Improves physical health

Of course, travelling with your pet ensures a minimally active holiday. Exploring new environments, walking on unfamiliar trails or playing with your pet are great forms of exercise that benefit both of you. This outdoor physical activity not only improves fitness, but also contributes to overall wellbeing.
Discover trails for all levels to do with your dog that we propose in this article of our blog.


Accommodation to stay with your dog

In general, Andorra is a destination that welcomes pets and offers many plans in nature. At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we are pet friendly because we know that it is very important to you that your dog accompanies you everywhere. We offer spacious and comfortable holiday flats open all year round and designed to accommodate from 2 to 11 guests, with clearly defined spaces and well equipped with everything you need. We are located in Bordes, opposite Grandvalira.


Aspects to bear in mind when travelling with your pet

When travelling with your pet, you will have to take certain measures to cover their needs and adapt to unforeseen circumstances.

– Plan your journey well

If you are travelling by car, most likely if you are coming to Andorra, you will have to plan your stops to stretch your legs and feed and water your dog.

– Pack your pet’s “suitcase”

It is necessary to take with you everything he may need, such as his food, toys, water for the trip, medicines (if any) and his documentation. Remember that you have to cross a border and that Andorra has its own regulations regarding pets. Consult them here.

– Adapt your pet before travelling

If you are going to spend many hours travelling and your pet is not used to it, it would be a good idea to travel a few days beforehand so that it can gradually adapt.
In this article we complete all the details to take into account when travelling by car with your pet.

Travelling with your pet opens up a world of shared experiences that benefit you both. From strengthening bonds to promoting physical health, the possibilities for exploring together are virtually limitless. So next time you’re planning an adventure, consider taking your companion along.
We look forward to seeing you!

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7 Reasons to choose Els Llacs Mountain Apartments this Easter

Discover why our apartments in Andorra are the perfect choice for an unforgettable Easter in the mountains with your pet, with unique spaces, spa and more!
Els Llacs is the ideal place for those looking for comfort and proximity to the ski slopes. If you are planning a family holiday this year and you don’t want to leave your dog at home, discover why booking our flats is your best option. And with the recent snowfall at the beginning of March, this year’s long weekend promises to be a great one, so get your suitcase ready!

Accomodation in Andorra for Easter

Els Llacs are not just a place to stay; they are your second home in the heart of Grandvalira. Big, beautiful, and comfortable. Each space is designed to meet your every need. The typical mountain decoration, with the use of noble materials such as wood, creates a warm and cosy atmosphere that invites you to relax after a day of activities in the snow.

Complete equipment for a carefree stay

From fully equipped kitchens to modern bathrooms and bedrooms with high quality bedding, everything is designed for your comfort. Imagine preparing a hot meal after a day’s skiing or curling up in your bed with a view of the snow-capped mountains.
And because we like to take care of you, we’ve put together a welcome pack with everything you need to make you feel at home.

Apartments in Andorra with spa and gym

The spa, with its outdoor jacuzzi and mountain views, is simply spectacular. It’s the perfect place to relax once you get back to the flats. If you want to keep active, the gym offers a range of workout options. What you’ll be most pleased to know is that the spa and gym are included in the price of your stay.

Pet Friendly: your pets are welcome

At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you can come with your pet and enjoy your holiday together. We understand that your four-legged friend is part of the family, which is why we accept pets in our flats in Andorra.

Flats in Andorra with excellent location

You’ll be just a short drive from Andorra’s best ski slopes. The location, in Bordes de Envalira, is ideal for those seeking the tranquillity of the mountains, but who also want easy access to the slopes, activities and entertainment.
The nearest sector of Grandvalira is El Peretol, but Grau Roig and Soldeu are also close by, just 5 minutes away by car. From both you can start snow activities to combine with skiing or to dedicate a whole day to it. In Soldeu, you can also enjoy après-ski in restaurants and nightlife venues. Another nearby town is Pas de la Casa, where you can ski or spend an afternoon shopping in its many shops. It is another of Andorra’s important commercial hubs.

Activities and entertainment in Andorra at Easter

From skiing to exploring the rich local culture and gastronomy, Andorra offers a wide range of activities for all tastes and ages.
The resorts offer all kinds of snow-related activities, excursions, igloo building, zip-lines and sledging tracks, among others. But the country also offers a variety of museums and cultural activities suitable for all ages. There is also a wide range of restaurants, cafés and bars. And of course, the shopping that combines perfectly with the rest of the activities.
You won’t get bored and you won’t run out of things to do!

Book your Easter break

Choosing our flats in Andorra for your Easter break is a guarantee of an unforgettable experience. We offer you all the facilities to make sure that your Easter break is exactly as you imagined it. Booking your stay at Els Llacs Moutain Apartments is easy, flexible and you get a 10% discount when you book through our website, book your flat now!


LLacs Mountain Apartments, nominated for another year’s World Ski Awards

We have been nominated by the renowned World Ski Awards in the category of mountain accommodation in Andorra. At the same time, Grandvalira has also been chosen to win the award for the best ski resort in the country. A perfect match, don’t you think?

Here we tell you about these distinctions that recognise the best companies in the ski industry in different fields.

The renowned World Ski Awards

This award recognises excellence in the world of skiing, a sector that involves some 400 million skiers a year in more than 2,500 resorts worldwide and approximately 6 million hotel beds. This is its eleventh edition and have 5 different categories: Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Best Ski Chalet.

The winners will be voted, and the deadline is September 13th. On the one hand, the industry professionals are voting, and on the other hand, the general public is voting through their website.

These awards belong to the prestigious World Travel Awards. Created in 1993, their aim is to reward the excellence of companies and brands in each of their sections in the world of tourism.

And we are in the category: Best Ski Chalet.

We love the idea! Because we do all that is possible to make our accommodation a reference spot in which to spend a perfect holiday.

We have 25 vacation apartments ideal for families and groups of friends, all year round. None of them are the same, however they share is the typical mountain style and decoration with noble materials such as wood and stone.

If you like to enjoy nature, you will appreciate the balconies and terraces of the apartments with views to the mountains. In summer you will see everything in green and in winter you will enjoy watching the snow fall while you drink a cup of hot chocolate. 😉

Moreover, you will not lack anything as they are 100% equipped with all the necessary equipment.

Apartments with hotel services

In Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you will find services and facilities at your disposal to improve your stay and your comfort level.

We have a spa and outdoor jacuzzi, ideal to rest after a day in the mountains or shopping and a fitness room to continue with your daily training. We don’t forget about the little ones, who will be able to have fun in the playground.

Of course we also have a covered and supervised parking, ski storage and a room for storing bikes in summer.

Comfort is assured here!

An unbeatable situation

We are in Bordes de Envalira, just 700 metres far from Grandvalira, with access to Peretol sector. With a very good location 5 minutes from the village of Soldeu and the sector Grau Roig. The tourist apartments Els Llacs are ideal for skiing from any sector and also to enjoy excursions and activities the rest of the year.

We will be delighted to welcome you and make sure you have the best of stays. And if we have convinced you to vote for us, you can still do so on the World Ski Award website until 13 October.

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Andorra: the ideal destination for a holiday in the mountains with your dog

Discover a dog-friendly hike with your dog in Andorra!
If you’re a lover of outdoor activities and you also have a loyal four-legged friend, then you can’t miss hiking with your dog in Andorra. The country offers a unique and diverse natural environment, where both you and your furry companion will enjoy yourselves to the full.

Dog-friendly hikes in Andorra

Andorra has a large number of trails and paths that are perfect for walking with your dog. From quiet walks in the forest to more demanding excursions in the mountains. There are options for all levels and tastes: inform yourself thoroughly before starting a hike and choose one that suits your physical condition. It is also important to be properly equipped with mountain clothing and footwear, a hat, sun cream and good hydration. Remember to keep your dog on a leash at all times.
Here is an itinerary that you can do well with the whole family.

Excursion to the Estanyó Lake

The hike starts in the Sorteny nature park in the Ordino biosphere reserve, the starting point for this and other hikes.
From the information hut you will have to climb almost to the top of the Borda De Sorteny refuge. On this first stretch you will come across the sculpture commemorating the stripagecs, by the Andorran artist Pere Moles. Five 8-metre-high figures recreate the iron bars that were once placed on the windows of houses to protect them from thieves. Right next to it you’ll find a small botanical garden with some of the species found in the park. If you take the route with your dog and your children, they will enjoy learning the names of the plants and flowers.
As we said, you have to continue until you almost reach the refuge, which is open in summer and has a restaurant service (if you are interested in staying for lunch, we recommend that you make a reservation beforehand). A little further on you will find a turning on the right that shows you the way to the Estanyó lake. First there is a short descent to the river and then a path that climbs up through the forest. This is the steepest climb of the entire route, with about 200 metres of ascent. Once you leave the trees behind, the path is gentler and follows the river upwards until you reach the lake.
It takes about 2 hours one way and 2 hours return, with a moderate difficulty.
To get to the Sorteny park, you have to go to the parish of Ordino. In the summer months the car park is payable from 8.30 am (€4). If you arrive before that time, you can park for free and avoid the hottest hours of the day.

Pet-friendly flats

After enjoying this trail with your dog, you’ll need a comfortable and cosy place to rest. In our spacious and comfortable flats we welcome guests with pets, where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere.
In this article you will find tips for enjoying the mountains with your dog and the information you need to know about travelling to Andorra with a pet. Please note that we apply a surcharge of €10 per pet per night.

There’s no better way to enjoy a holiday than doing what you love with your pet. So don’t think twice, get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Andorra! Explore its wonderful routes, admire its natural beauty and stay in pet-friendly flats to enjoy a perfect stay. Your dog will thank you and you’ll have unforgettable moments together, so pack your bags!


Advantages of staying in holiday apartments in Andorra

More and more families are choosing to stay in holiday apartments for their holidays or short breaks in Andorra. And if so many people have opted for this type of accommodation, they are not wrong. So here we tell you why staying in holiday apartments, especially if they are like Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, is always a good idea.

Feel at home with your loved ones

Whether you choose to visit us with the whole family or with friends, at Els Llacs you each have your own space and privacy. You will find large holiday apartments of between 60m2 to 110m2, with capacity for up to 11 people. The apartments have a mountain house atmosphere with high ceilings, wooden beams and parquet floors, although each one is different. You will have a more authentic and less touristy experience staying in one of our apartments and you will feel the warmth of home.

At Els Llacs you won’t miss a thing!

Our holiday apartments are 100% equipped with everything you need during your stay in Andorra. The kitchen has electrical appliances and utensils so you can prepare your own food. Not having to eat out is ideal if you are travelling with small children to maintain their routines or if you follow a special diet. And the best thing: breakfast on the first day is on us, we offer you a welcome pack complete with coffee, biscuits, toast, and jam so you don’t have to worry about anything.
As for the rest of the rooms, they also have all the comforts. The rooms are equipped with sheets and duvet covers and have spacious wardrobes for storing your belongings. In the bathroom you will find welcome amenities, towels, bathrobe, slippers, and hairdryer.

Enjoy your holiday with total flexibility

Staying in a holiday apartment gives you more flexibility in terms of timetables. You can come and go as you please and you don’t have to depend on the opening and closing times of the restaurants.

The children will have a great time

During your holidays at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments your children will have fun in the common children’s area, which is free of charge. If you need it, we also have a babysitting service (extra charge).

Holiday apartaments with spa

Here you will also find your area to relax in the outdoor or indoor jacuzzi with mountain views, the sauna or the hammam. Or if you’re someone who needs to keep up your exercise routine, even when you’re on holiday, you can do so in our gym.
The best thing: the spa and gym are free of charge.
We offer you the possibility to book massages and treatments to enhance your wellness experience (for a fee).

We are Pet Friendly!

Travel with all members of the family. We allow your pets so that you can enjoy your holiday with your dog. The holiday apartments have enough space for everyone to enjoy a few days in Andorra. Not forgetting that we are in the heart of nature, a paradise where your four-legged friend will have a great time.

In the best location

We are located in Bordes de Envalira, a location that allows you to make the most of the mountain. Access to Grandvalira is just 700 metres away, ideal in winter for accessing the slopes. In summer, our quiet location, away from the large urban centres, makes it possible to start excursions relatively easily. The nearest town is Soldeu, 5 minutes from the apartments, and the centre of Andorra la Vella is 30 minutes away by car.

Now you know the advantages of choosing to stay in a holiday apartment. If we have convinced you, you can make a reservation on our website for your next holiday or getaway.

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Andorra with a dog at Easter Week

Don’t leave anyone at home this Easter! Our flats in Bordes d’Envalira are spacious and pet-friendly so you can stay comfortably with your pet as one of the family. 
In April, the days are usually sunny and the temperatures are pleasant. So we invite you to discover some of the hiking routes to enjoy with your dog this long weekend and to rest in the most relaxed way at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. 
Let’s go with the routes! They are very easy itineraries that you can do with a small dog or even if you are travelling with a senior dog.


Walks through beautiful landscapes with your dog 

For this occasion we recommend the Camí de les Pardines, located in Encamp, which goes from Els Cortals to Engolasters lake. It is a gravel path of approximately 3.5 kilometres at an altitude of 1,700 metres with views of the village of Encamp. Access is easy both from Els Cortals d’Encamp and from Engolasters lake. Along the way you will come across a botanical garden and a small waterfall, as well as being able to see an old coal bunker. Your pet will have a great time outdoors enjoying nature.


A path in Andorra la Vella

This route is also very easy to access, suitable for the whole family and for your dog. The Rec de Solà is in Andorra la Vella at the foot of the Pico del Carroi. It is a cobbled path that follows a small irrigation stream with views of the towns of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes. It is practically flat with a distance of about 3 kilometres, ideal to do in spring in the middle of the day to enjoy the sun and a relaxing walk with your pet. The path also has a small picnic area where you can stop for a snack. 


The Camí de les Fonts in Engolasters

Another route to do with your pet is the fountain trail in Engolasters, in Escaldes. This is an easy route that you can enjoy at this time of year. You will walk through the forest and the route has only a slight slope. Halfway along the route there is a viewpoint with spectacular views of the valley and the church of Sant Miquel d’Engolasters. On this circuit your pet will have a great time walking in nature.
Bonus: when you reach the end of the path, if the day is fine and you feel like walking a little further, you can start the ascent to the Coll Jovell, with views over the Madriu Valley. When you get there, you can return along the same path or, after about 50 metres on the left, take the Costa de l’Avet path to the picnic area and the Closa fountain. From there, you can take the forest track that will take you to the road (where you will come across a sculpture) where you will turn left to go to the Engolasters huts. At this point, you should take the stone path that passes between the huts and crosses the forest until you reach a crossroads. Take the one on the right, indicated by yellow circles, until you reach the road. After going down a few metres, you will come to the Camí del Cortalet, on the left hand side. A wide path with little slope that will take you back to the Camí de les Fonts. 

Travelling with your dog to Andorra 

To come to Andorra with your dog you must comply with the following requirements: 
– They must be identified with a chip. 
– Be vaccinated against rabies. 
– Have the pet passport duly signed and stamped. 

Flats to stay with your dog 

Enjoy the Easter long weekend in Andorra with your pet in complete comfort. At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we are pet friendly so you won’t leave any member of the family at home.  

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All the options to learn to ski in Grandvalira

Even if you haven’t been in the snow this season, there’s no doubt that the latest snowfall in mid-January is an invitation to consider a skiing break. Whether you’re an experienced skier and you want to improve your skills, or you’ve decided to learn to ski, Grandvalira offers different types of skiing and snowboarding courses and classes for all levels and ages.  
Discover the different options in this article and make the most of your snow getaway. 

Group classes to learn to ski 

In Grandvalira you’ll find group classes to get you started in skiing, snowboarding or freeriding, or to improve your technique. Classes are divided into levels and are taught in up to 6 different languages, with a maximum of 12 people. Grandvalira has a large ski school with more than 600 professionals to learn to ski. If you have never been on a board before, it is important that you learn with an instructor who will help you get started, teach you the technique and the necessary routines to apply from the beginning.  

Individual courses to learn to ski 

If you prefer a more personalised experience, you can opt for private lessons for you and your companions (maximum 6 people). Ideally, you should all be of the same level to make the most of the course. The instructor will adapt exclusively to your level and you will be able to acquire the knowledge more quickly. You can book individual lessons whether you are a beginner or want to improve your level in skiing, snowboarding and freeriding. 

Top Class to improve your skiing level

This modality is ideal for progressing as you will have an expert instructor at your disposal for 6 hours at a time who, as well as helping you to perfect your skiing, will take you to discover all the secrets of the ski resort. The service also offers correction videos and provides you with a VIP room and pick-up from your accommodation.

Ski programmes for the little ones

If you want to introduce the little ones to your favourite sport, the Grandvalira ski school offers several options so that they can have fun while they learn. To learn to ski, it offers themed circuits, courses and snow gardens. Children are grouped by levels and also by age groups. The youngest children, from 1 to 3 years old, also have their own space in the nursery where they will stay in an indoor area run by specialised resort staff.  

Els Llacs + Grandvalira = super ski break 

Once you’ve finished skiing, it’s time to rest. Stay overnight at Els Llacs and enjoy all the comfort of fully equipped mountain flats. In addition, you’ll have a ski storage room with camera surveillance so you don’t have to carry all your equipment back to the flat. You can also get on our transfer that will take you to the foot of the slopes without having to touch your own car.  
At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you can enjoy plenty of space whether you are travelling as a couple, with your group of friends or with your family. Our tourist flats offer options for up to 12 people. 

If this season you are thinking of learning to ski in Andorra, book the Els Llacs flats with the ski pass to Grandvalira and become an experienced skier. 

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Epiphany in Andorra: skiing getaway in holiday apartment

We’re off to a great start in 2023: the first weekend of the year brings us the first long weekend. If you love skiing, the Epiphany holiday is the ideal opportunity to spend three days on the slopes enjoying your passion with your family and friends in Andorra. After a full day in the snow, you can recover your strength and pamper your body, take advantage of the sales to go shopping or go out for a drink or dinner. 

Spend the Epiphany weekend skiing in Grandvalira 

Skiing in Andorra is a great experience because you have a lot of space to explore. The week of Epiphany, the week that welcomes the new year, allows you to enjoy the best conditions in Andorra’s ski resorts. In Grandvalira, which has 139 slopes and 7 connected sectors, you can choose where you want to start skiing from, depending on your level and preferences. Finally, take note that as a novelty this season with the union of all the resorts, with the multi-day ski pass you also have access to Pal Arinsal and Ordino Arcalís. So if you want to make the most of the Epiphany long weekend, come to Andorra. 

Après-ski activities to end the day

As we mentioned before, the possibilities are endless. If you want to end the day in a spa, ours is ideal after going down the slopes and before going up to the flat. Or you can also spend a few hours in Caldea or in the mountain spa of the Park Piolets MountainHotel & Spa, our 5* hotel in Soldeu.  
If you’re more of a shopper, you can go out and enjoy the sales in Andorra, which started at the end of December. Take a stroll through the centre of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes or go to Pas de la Casa and treat yourself. 
And if gastronomy is one of your passions, a host of restaurants await you in the Principality. Discover the local cuisine, go for tapas or try the most exotic flavours. 
In Andorra you can choose your favourite après-ski activity to have a great time after a day in the snow. 

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments near Grandvalira

Our flats are located in Bordes de Envalira, near Soldeu and a few metres from the access to the Peretol sector of Grandvalira. However, you can also access the slopes with our free transfer, which will take you to Grau Roig. Apart from enjoying a privileged location, Els Llacs provides you with services that will undoubtedly improve your stay during the Epiphany long weekend or whenever you want to come and visit us. You can bathe in the spa or work out in the gym for free or book a massage (with charge) to regain your strength. We also have a ski locker at your disposal so that you can comfortably leave your ski equipment. We also provide you with a welcome pack so that you don’t have to worry about breakfast on the first day. Not forgetting that at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you will find the comfort and space you need for your holidays in Andorra. 

The most magical night

If instead of spending the Three Kings’ long weekend in Andorra you are on holiday for the whole week, your children will be able to see the Three Kings’ parade. On 5 January, between 5pm and 6pm, the little ones will enjoy the arrival of their majesties from different parts of the country. Check the timetables here. The closest towns are Canillo and Pas de la Casa, but if you are shopping in the centre, you can also see the parades there without any problem. 

If you want to start the year skiing, don’t miss out on the long weekend in Andorra and book the flat with ski pass to Grandvalira. 

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A start of the winter season in December to suit all tastes: skiing and more

December is one of the most eagerly awaited time for most pleople, and Andorra is the ideal destination for many reasons. The main one is that it”s when the ski season starts.
This year the resorts are scheduled to open on 3 December, but there is much more! Whether your thing is snow sports or you prefer to invest your time in other activities, you won’t be bored this December. Here’s everything you can do in Andorra.  

Skiing in Grandvalira

If the weather conditions are fine, it looks like you’ll be skiing since the beginning of December. Take note: this season Grandvalira Resorts is launching a unique ski pass, the Andorra Pass. It allows you to ski on a total of 303 kilometres of slopes in Grandvalira, Pal Arinsal and Ordino Arcalís, with the multi-day ski pass.
This is a good opportunity to improve your skiing technique or get started in a new modality such as snowboarding or freeriding, depending on your level, with individual or group classes. You can also enrol your little ones in ski schools so that they can get started in this sport and you can practise your hobby as a family.  

December is also a time to relax 

Whether you ski or you prefer to spend the whole day taking time for yourself, it is always a good option to find a moment to relax. We suggest several spa alternatives so that you can choose the one you like best: 

– The spa at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

Our flats are unique for many reasons and one of them is because it has a free spa with two jacuzzis, one of which is outdoors with views of the mountains, hammam and sauna. It also has a gym and massage area (with charge) to finish a day of skiing and snow activities as it deserves.  

– The Park Spa Mountain Wellness Club

If you feel like extending your wellness experience, we suggest the mountain spa of the Park Piolets hotel, which belongs to our same chain and is located at the foot of the Soldeu slopes. 
Enjoy it as an après-ski activity or as a full day activity combining the water circuit with some beauty treatments and relaxing massages. 

– Bathe in the thermal waters of Caldea

If you are travelling as a family with children aged 5 and over, choose the Thermoludic entrance ticket; the youngest, aged 3 and 4, have exclusive access to the Likids children’s spa. If you are travelling as a couple, we recommend that you book at Inúu, the spa for over 16s, whose ticket will also give you access to the Thermoludic and Origins spas. 

Snow activities for the whole family

If you love skiing but you also want to have fun with your family, complement your skiing with snow activities or dedicate a whole day to it. 
Choose among the different proposals that Grandvalira offers you, among which you will find excursions with dog sleds or snowmobiles in the forests near our flats. Another option is to spend a fun time building igloos or sledging down the slopes of Soldeu when they close for skiers. 
Ask about these activities and many more when you book your getaway for the long weekend. 

The first Christmas shopping

Make the most of your break in december! Take the opportunity to do your first Christmas shopping in the commercial centres of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes or in Pas de la Casa, which is closer to our flats. 
While you go shopping and help Santa Claus to choose the presents for the whole family, stroll through the streets decorated with Christmas motifs and stop to recover your strength in the restaurants in downtown. 

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments: at the foot of the slopes

We will be delighted if you choose us to spend your ski break in Andorra. Apart from offering you spacious and comfortable mountain flats with everything you need, we also have extra services that will make your stay much more comfortable: 
– Transfer to the slopes.
– Ski storage in a room with camera surveillance. 
– Ski equipment hire at the Viladomat Signature shop in Park Piolets hotel. 
– Possibility of renting ski clothing (anorak and trousers). 

Don’t think twice and make your reservation for December to start the winter season in Andorra. We are waiting for you!

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