Delta del Ebro

Summer is over but we still have more plans to recommend you! And it is that a few hours from Barcelona we find the wonderful Delta del Ebro Natural Park.

Located in Tarragona, it is one of the most curious places in the Catalan geography. Just 130km from Barcelona, it is one of the best plans you can do to say goodbye to summer and enjoy incredible views and exquisite cuisine. It was declared a National Park in 1983 and currently has more than 7,000 hectares that make up the Biosphere Reserve of the Ebro Lands.

With an area of 320 km2, the Delta del Ebro Natural Park is the largest wetland in Catalonia, constituting one of the most important aquatic habitats in the Mediterranean.

There are endless activities to do and get to know this wonderful site. In this post we will detail some of the most typical and must-see visits for a dream vacation or getaway.

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY CAR

The most agile and comfortable way to get to Delta del Ebro is by car from Barcelona directly on the AP-7 motorway, taking one of the following exits:

  • 39A (l’Ampolla), continue on the N-340 and take the TV-3401 to Deltebre.
  • 40 (l’Aldea / Tortosa), continue along the N-340 and take the TV-3400 to Deltebre.
  • 41 (Amposta / Sant Carles de la Ràpita) and continue on TV-3454 to Deltebre.

BY TRAIN

If you decide to visit it by train, you will need another means of transport to get there since the stations are not located in the same municipality. The closest are:

  • L’Aldea-Amposta-Tortosa: medium-distance trains and some long-distance trains stop.
  • L’Ampolla-El Perelló-Deltebre: medium-distance trains stop.
  • Camarles-Deltebre: medium-distance trains stop.

BY BUS

The bus company in the area is called Hife and it runs regular routes to multiple daily destinations including Barcelona and Tarragona. It also communicates the different populations of the Delta del Ebro with each other. On their website you can check the schedules that best suit you.

WHAT TO VISIT?

PUNTA DEL FANGAR

The Delta del Ebro Natural Park houses several protected areas with total or partial restricted access. One such area is Punta del Fangar, a 400-hectare peninsula in the north of the Delta where terns and seagulls habitually nest. The most striking thing about this landscape is its desert appearance, with its peculiar mobile dunes stretching for 6 km along the sea.

BUDDHA ISLAND

It is located at the eastern end of the Delta, has more than a thousand hectares of surface and about five kilometers in length. It is the largest island in Catalonia.

Because entry is restricted and authorization is required to enter, it is a very special place that preserves its wild and indigenous style.

However, there are several options to be able to see the Buddha Island without having to enter:

You will only be able to see the interior if you decide to visit it on June 29, which is when La Romería de San Pedro is celebrated and you can freely enter the interior; or if you stay in the farmhouse on the island of Buddha. It is a Valencian-style farmhouse built at the end of the 19th century, when the island was populated by settlers and local people to cultivate rice fields. Apart from the house, the farmhouse is made up of a small church and some agricultural warehouses.

EL TRABUCADOR BEACH

El Trabucador is a huge sand bar where you can find two different beaches: an outdoor beach, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and an indoor beach, in the Bay of Alfaques. It is the area of the Delta where more water activities are carried out due to the shallow water depth, in such a way that it is ideal for all those people who are starting in this type of activities without much difficulty.

From the pier, you can see a magnificent sunset that connects with the mountains of the town of San Carlos de la Rápita or “Les Salines de la Trinidad”.

Access to the Trabucador beach is free throughout the year except in July and August.

RICE FIELDS

65% of the surface of the Ebro Delta is dedicated to rice cultivation. This crop requires flood conditions in fresh water throughout the growth period of the plant, which goes from April to September approximately.

During the months of October and November, when the rice is already harvested and the fields are flooded, they are colonized by thousands and thousands of aquatic birds that pass by in migration or begin their wintering.

Rice fields are undoubtedly the most typical landscape and the emblem of the delta, which gives it color and aroma throughout the year.

At the beginning of October the festival of the rice harvest is celebrated, which allows us to observe the artisan way of collecting the grains with the typical carts. Around the same dates, a gastronomic fair takes place in the Delta where you can enjoy all the culinary varieties of this product.

ACTIVITIES

Among the most outstanding activities we find:

  • Kayak: you can rent a kayak and go on various routes both in the delta and in Amposta or Sant Jaume d’Enveja.
  • Fishing: you can rent one of the boats in the fishing centers of the municipality or go on one of their fishing trips. It is also highly recommended to walk through the fishing port of San Carles de la Ràpita since it is one of the most important fishing ports in the Mediterranean, as it still houses a fleet of about a hundred units between small boats of minor gear and large boats of drag.
  • Sailing: the two bays, dels Alfacs and el Fangar, allow you to navigate safely using the full force of the wind, which is why athletes from other regions and regions come very often to practice sailing.
  • Hiking: there are many routes to enjoy nature and the environment of the delta, here you will find some suggested ones.
  • Cycle tourism: the Park has several itineraries of varying lengths and thanks to its completely flat orography, the practice of cycle tourism is facilitated.
  • Birdwatching: it is one of the most famous and recommended activities to do. At the end of September the Delta Birding Festival is held, which welcomes fans from all over the world. In the Món Natura site, various recreational and educational activities are offered to learn about salt, traditional fishing and bird watching and learn about the species.
  • Kitesurfing: the calm and shallow waters of Badia dels Alfacs, closed by this arm of land that forms the Delta de l’Ebre and also the Riumar beach area in Deltebre, have the ideal wind to practice this sport.
  • Diving: L’Ametlla de Mar is home to the most extensive Posidonia meadow in Catalonia and, for the most expert, there is the possibility of discovering up to twelve sunken boats in the waters of Golf de Sant Jordi, on the coast of Terres de l ‘ Ebre.
  • Wine tourism: the family wineries have opened their doors to the visitor to publicize the wine-making process, as well as their work philosophy. In Terra Alta, you will find the majority of wineries, some of them with a centuries-old tradition.
  • Cruise through the delta: you can take different routes with various companies to travel and enjoy the Delta by boat, among them the most famous are: visiting the mouth of the Ebro river, a trip along the Migjorn river and a trip from Sant Carles de la Ràpita.

GASTRONOMY

In the Delta del Ebro you can find both top-level restaurants and good quality restaurants at very affordable prices.

Some recommendations are:

This restaurant is a must-see in the Ebro Delta. Its chef, Vicent Guimerà, integrates the best of Delta, local and local products with haute cuisine with incredible results.

Another of the top restaurants in the area, with always top quality products, both rice and the other dishes on the menu, which are adapted according to the market and season or depending on the gastronomic days in the area.

Restaurant with more than half a century of experience in the world of hotels and restaurants. A combination of service, history, product, facilities, location and above all the added value of offering the best quality fish and seafood products. The restaurant has a conservatory overlooking the sea in a cozy atmosphere.

One of the best cuisines in the Delta, it combines traditional cuisine with typical dishes and the best selection of wines by Joan Faiges.

The chef, Xavi Montanyés, the youngest son of the family, has managed to collect the best of the products of the Ebro Delta and elevate them to haute cuisine. Together with his father, he cooks the best lobster soup in the region. A lot of quality at a good price.

Family restaurant where you can savor and discover all the typical cuisine of the Ebro Delta such as rice dishes (paella, arrossejat, rice with duck, rice with lobster, black rice, blue crab and galley) although the star dish is the stew with rice stock. The most striking thing about this restaurant is its location with wonderful views of the rice fields.

What to visit in easter in Catalunya

With the arrival of Easter, we want to recommend you some of the most beautiful towns in Catalonia, which, to this day, are still frozen in medieval times, still preserving their cobbled streets, their arches, the stone balconies or towers . All of them are towns full of charming corners that take us back several centuries

MONTBLANC

Montblanc is a town located in the province of Tarragona, whose origins date back to the year 1080 and which, today, preserves the largest walled enclosure in Catalonia and a walk through its streets will take you back to the Middle Ages.

You can visit its stately towers, gates, sharp walls and a Romanesque bridge that make Montblanc an epic town with a 100% medieval atmosphere, as well as visit the monasteries of Poblet, Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus.

The Tourist Office conducts guided tours to discover the medieval history of this town. We highlight the Montblanc Medieval Week (coinciding with Sant Jordi, at the end of April). There is a cavalry school, exhibitions of medieval trades and a fabulous representation of the legend of Sant Jordi, among other activities. In addition, there are curious museums, such as the Nativity Scene Museum, the Wine Museum or the Rock Art Interpretation Center.

BESALÚ

If you want to discover the architectural heritage of Girona (just 30km from Girona), we recommend visiting the famous town of Besalú. The monumental importance of this is fundamentally given by its great value as a whole, by its unity, which determines it as one of the most important and unique samples of the medieval ensembles of Catalonia.

The historical origin of Besalú is a fortress that already existed in the 10th century, and today you will find corners that will remind you of the typical medieval town in which, in addition, there was a Jewish quarter.

Without any doubt, you should visit the medieval bridge of Besalú, as it is the most emblematic monument of the site with almost 150 meters in length. It was built in the 12th century. In addition, we recommend visiting the Jewish baths, the church of the monastery of San Pedro de Besalú and San Julián, a former pilgrim hospital, the Cornellá house, the church of San Vicente and the Gothic room of the Royal Curia Palace.

The beauty of its streets have turned Besalú into a film set. It hosted the filming of the third season of the HBO series Westworld, in addition to being chosen as a location for Game of Thrones or the movie Perfume.

PERATALLADA

Peratallada is one of the towns on the Girona coast that has a special charm, since all its corners are beautiful and authentic. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site for being one of the most important and best-preserved medieval architecture center in Catalonia.

Among the most important elements, the fortress castle stands out, formed by the fortified nucleus and the keep, as well as the palace and the walls. The castle dates from the 11th and 12th centuries, although it has undergone subsequent reforms. The walls are from the 12th and 13th centuries. The great moat that surrounds the town, dug into the living rock, is surprising, since Peratallada sits on stoneware rock.

The two main squares of the town are Les Voltes, a beautiful arcaded square, and Castell, in front of the castle and the palace. Both are surrounded by narrow streets and stone houses that are very well preserved and decorated with flowers.

Outside the walled enclosure, we recommend a visit to the Romanesque-style parish church of San Esteban, which contains a Gothic tomb from 1348 inside.

As an interesting fact, there is a curious ice cream shop, Gelat Artesà de Peratallada, where they make totally artisan ice cream and it is famous for its quality and for the originality of its flavors, such as Roquefort or L’Escala anchovies.

CAMPODRON

Camprodon is located in Girona and the Pyrenean landscape of this town has great appeal for hikers and is ideal for skiing in winter. The town still preserves old castles and fortifications as part of its heritage.

It has its origin in the monastery of San Pere and in an old market granted in 1118 by Ramón Berenguer III known as the Great, and who was a nobleman of the time.

One of the greatest charms in Camprodon is its old town and its streets, many of them still with traces of the old stones, present both in the houses and on the ground. Even so, it is also interesting to visit El Puente Nuevo de Camprodon, which is undoubtedly the best-known architectural element in the entire town. Built in the 12th century, it is 66 meters long. Another very interesting place to visit is the Monastery of San Pedro (10th century) and the Church of Santa María.

The town of Camprodon stands out for its specialties in pork sausages, such as bull, sausage, ham, etc. Likewise, their cookies and marzipans are known. The biscuits manufactured by the Birba company are the best known outside the municipality.

TALAMANCA

Talamanca is a charming and very beautiful town to visit from Barcelona (60km away).

Although remains of Iberian deposits have been found, the first news of their existence dates from the year 960 when Salla, the founder of the monastery of San Benito de Bages, made a donation of land at the end of the Castle of Talamanca. Between 878 and 897, peasants from the north settled near castles and churches and repopulated the area. At that time the Castle of Talamanca and the Church of Santa María de Talamanca were founded, which gave rise to the current town of Talamanca.

This town is characterized above all by being a destination for tourism on weekends and holidays. It is a small town, but you can visit the ruins of the castle and the church of Santa María, as well as the vineyards and the natural park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac.

TAVERTET

Tavertet is a small town of just over 150 inhabitants but with a notable prehistoric activity, since vestiges of the Neolithic era, the megalithic tomb, the field of funeral urns and the Iberian wall were found. The Tavertet cliff offers a breathtaking panorama, which can be seen from the town’s viewpoint and represents one of the most emblematic and beautiful images of the territory.

The main architectural attraction to see in Tavertet is the Church of Sant Cristófol de Tavertet, which is part of the Romanesque routes of Osona. The original building dates from the 11th century and the current bell tower was built during the first renovations in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Another great attraction of this town are its 50 houses and the stone walkways built between the 17th and 19th centuries, which have made the urban nucleus declared an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Tavaret has El Mirador del Pla del Castell, which is a mandatory stop, since it offers us spectacular views of Las Guilleries, Montseny and the Sau reservoir.

BICYCLE ROUTES IN CATALUNYA

If you are passionate about bicycles, you are in the right place, since today we present you the best routes to do by bike in Catalonia. In this post you will find different alternatives that are adapted to all levels and ages, traveling through the wide network of bike lanes that Catalonia offers, as well as the greenways that connect towns, enjoying privileged natural environments and good gastronomy. So grab your bike and get ready to tour Catalonia on wheels!

MACIZO DEL MONTSENY

For the more experienced cyclists, we highlight the route that runs through Montseny, a massif that is located between the regions of Vallés Oriental, La Selva and Osona. This mountainous area stands out for hosting one of the southernmost fir forests in Europe. It was for this reason that in 1978 it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. If you are a cyclist who is used to difficult routes, we recommend you climb the Turó de l’Home, the highest peak in Montseny. In the last six kilometers of ascent, some sections reach a 13% gradient.

GAVARRA MARÍTIMA

It is a route of 62 kilometers in which to enjoy both the sea and the mountains. Starting in Playa de Aro and ending in Calella de Palafrugell, the Les Gavarres massif will accompany us all the way. When we return, we will follow a section of the Ronda road. It is an easy route, which offers magnificent views of the Costa Brava, especially its coves with crystal clear water. We invite you to take a dip along the way!

PARQUE DEL MONTENEGRE I EL CORREDOR

Very close to Barcelona, specifically in the Montnegre i el Corredor Park, one of the protected natural areas of the Litoral Catalana mountain range, there is an 80km circular route. To be able to contemplate all the beauty of the place, we recommend that you follow the route on a mountain bike, starting the journey at the Roca del Valles and lasting approximately 3 and a half hours. Very close to the top (633.5 m) of the Sierra del Corredor, you will find the sanctuary built at the end of the 16th century, as well as a restaurant with typical Catalan cuisine, where you can take a break.

FOLGUEROLES Y PANTANO DE SAU

The following suggested route, Folgueroles – Pantano de Sau, is aimed at those expert cyclists who like tough challenges, as it is a route of a very demanding level through the Pantano de Sau, for which you must have a physical preparation and quite high technique. The route begins at the Folgueroles car park, it is signposted as route 11 of the Vall de Sau-Collsacabra BTT center. This 32 km route (approximately 4 hours) is known especially for the beauty of the landscapes, where you can enjoy the viewpoints of La Plana de Vic, Les Guilleries, the Sau reservoir and the Collsacabra. You will also discover the Iberian and medieval town of Savassona.

PALAFRUGELL – PALAMÓS

If you prefer to spend the day as a family with the little ones, we recommend the Petit Train Greenway, which connects the towns of Palamós and Palafrugell and takes about 2 hours. This route runs over the old railway lines that communicated Palamós with Gerona. The entire greenway is made of cement and the journey can be done easily. It also has no unevenness and is very well signposted and equipped.

Along the route we will find several sections protected by wooden fences, we will pass two bridges over the Aubi stream. The most pleasant thing about this route is that along it, you can appreciate the beautiful landscapes and the Begur Mountains in the background.

SUMMER ESCAPES: COSTA BRAVA

Costa Brava is the name assigned to the Spanish coastal zone that begins in Blanes and ends at the French border in Portbou. Located in the province of Girona, it has an area of 214km and is comprised of the Catalan regions of Alt Empordá, Baix Empordá and La Selva.

Here you will find our selection of the most beautiful places that are a must to visit and enjoy every summer.

TOSSA DE MAR

Tossa is an old fishing village that has now become a popular tourist destination. The walled area of Vila Vella is the emblem of the municipality and was declared a national historical-artistic monument in 1931. At the highest point of the site there had been a castle, which consisted of a watchtower and a rectangular room. . Currently it does not exist, since the current lighthouse of Tossa de Mar was built in its place.

Tossa de Mar gives off sun, beach and lots of relaxation, its best-known beach is Playa Gran, right in the center of the town and among the most famous coves are: Cala Pola, Cala Giverola and Cala Llevadó.

SANT FELIU DE GUÍXOLS

Sant Feliu de Guíxols has a multitude of coves and beaches with exceptional characteristics, among which the Bay of Sant Feliu and the Playa de Sant Pol stand out, with their characteristic bathhouses.

They are beaches where apart from enjoying the bath and the sun, you can practice many nautical activities to discover the seabed or enjoy the charm of the small coves, doing scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing, snorkeling.

The architectural ensemble of the Benedictine monastery is the greatest heritage exponent of the population. It preserves elements as important as its oldest part, the Romanesque Porta Ferrada (10th century), which has also become a symbol for the music festival that is held every year “International Festival of Porta Ferrada” that combines music, theater and dance.

It is located very close to S’Agaró where it can be reached by crossing the famous coastal path: a historical path that was created with the basic functionalities of communicating the different towns, beaches and coves of the coast, at the same time guaranteeing fishermen and Cabotage sailors return to the ports of origin in the event that their boat was shipwrecked against the coastal rocks, but above all it was used to control smuggling and the black market or maritime market by the state authorities.

PALAMÓS

Palamós responds to all imaginable ways of considering vacations or the weekend. Those who think of a peaceful vacation here will find them: beaches of fine white sand and idyllic secluded coves with crystal clear waters await them. Those looking for adventure have the opportunity to discover part of the municipal heritage by walking the coastal path or exploring the Bell-lloc valley.

For lovers of the sea, Palamós allows you to get to know the marine world in depth by walking through its port, visiting its facilities and participating in activities organized by the Fishing Museum and the Espai del Peix.

All the beaches in the municipality are easily accessible on foot or by car and you can choose between different varieties: sandy beaches such as the Grande de Palamós beach, La Fosca or the Castell beach, or rocky beaches, such as Cala Margarida or S’Alguer cove. There are even mixed beaches, with sand and rock, such as Cala Estreta.

The round path that runs along the coast of Palamós connects all these beaches and coves, and allows you to enjoy a unique landscape, among pine trees, at the foot of the sea.

Gastronomically, Palamós stands out for the famous prawn, a product par excellence in the area and which has become the star dish due to its quality, flavor and freshness.CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL Y LLAFRANC

Calella de Palafrugell is an ancient fishing village, made up of several coves, which still retains its charm, it is one of the few towns on the Costa Brava where that atmosphere that was breathed in the towns of the area still remains, with narrow streets , houses with a sloping tile roof and some traditional two-story fishermen’s houses.
It is located on a rocky coast, formed by small coves, to the north of the natural area of ​​Castell – Cap Roig, ideal for walks or bicycle excursions, and to the south of the coastal and tourist center of Llafranc.
In summer, the Cap Roig Music Festival is held in the Botanical Garden of Cap Roig.

The bay of Llafranc, its promenade, the port and the Cape of Sant Sebastià make this small town one of the most prestigious on the coast. Llafranc travels between tradition and modernity. Popular and prestigious destination for more than 50 years. The bay of fine sand, bordered by a pleasant promenade that reaches the nautical port, is framed by the church of Santa Rosa de Lima, with a Roman wine press next to it, and the Cape of Sant Sebastià to the north.

The beaches of: La Platgeta, Golfet, Port Bo, Sant Roc stand out and following the coastal path you can reach Tamariu where we find the coves of Aigua Xelida, Pedrosa and Aiguadolça, natural charms that offer the best landscapes on the Costa Brava.

Above the San Sebastiá lighthouse we recommend visiting the Nomo restaurant with incredible views and quality Japanese cuisine in a unique setting.

BEGUR

Located in the heart of Empordà, the town of Begur and its beaches make up one of the most wonderful places on the Costa Brava. Its municipal term is formed by a set of hills called Macizo de Begur, and an extensive coastline, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. Begur has eight coves and beaches, arranged in the north, east and south of the town, with completely varied characteristics and beauty:

  • Aiguablava: The sand that forms it gives rise to a turquoise color to the water that makes it unmistakable and at the same time very pleasant, in addition to its scenic environment that makes it unique.
  • Sa Tuna: Small cove that preserves its old fishermen’s houses, it has a small cove on the right side which can be accessed by the round path called S’Eixugador, which is a wild place and a beautiful stillness.
    Fornells: include the marina and the house that Bonaventura Sabater, known as Xiquet, had built on the port of Ses Orats; called El Paraíso and which, according to tradition, was the place from where this coastline was baptized with the well-known name of Costa Brava.
  • Aiguafreda: Small cove sheltered by the Puig Rodó that has a small dock for boats.
  • Platja Fonda: You have to go down a long staircase before discovering this hidden and wild place. This natural hiding place has allowed the cove to remain virgin with thick, dark sand, thanks to the difficult access. This is one of the calmest coves on the entire coastline.
  • Sa Riera: It is the largest cove in the municipality of Begur, its name comes from a stream that divides it into two halves, currently preserving the old fishermen’s houses. This cove also has two neighboring coves that are Port des Pi on your right and Cala del Rey on your left.
  • Illa Roja: It is characterized by being chaired by a reddish rocky islet from which its name comes.
  • Platja del Racó: It is located next to the municipality of Pals and is connected by the coastal path with the coves of Isla Roja and Sa Riera.

We highlight Pals, which is one of the best known and most visited municipalities in the region, for the beauty of its landscape and the richness of its historical and heritage legacy. Located on top of a hill, it was built inside a fortress and has maintained its medieval essence so well that a visit to Pals is like traveling back in time and its old town was declared a Site of Historic Interest in 1973.

CADAQUÉS Y CAP DE CREUS

The history of Cadaqués dates back centuries and has been influenced by various peoples such as Greece and Rome. Maritime contacts and commercial exchanges with these and other cultures favored the economic development of the municipality, based essentially on fishing and agriculture. Undoubtedly, the geographical situation of Cadaqués, facing the sea and isolated from the rest of Alto Ampurdán by the Pení mountain, contributed to forging the character and spirit of this fishing town that for centuries had to face pirate attacks and corsairs.

In this cosmopolitan corner of the Costa Brava, some of the most important avant-garde artistic movements of the 20th century coexisted, such as Surrealism. Some of the most famous artists who have been to Cadaqués are: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Ángel Planells, Paul Eluard, Federico García Lorca, Luís Buñuel, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Magritte, André Dérain, Richard Hamilton, Antonio Pitxot, Josep Pla and Eugeni d’Ors, among others.

The geological beauty of Cap de Creus fascinates by the singularity of forms that we can observe both in the rocks and in the plants. Therefore, it is not surprising that the whimsical and curious rocks of this place have been baptized by the inhabitants of the town with names as disparate as the rock of the Camel, the Eagle or the Turtle.

Along the bay of Cadaqués and the Cabo de Creus natural park there are a series of coves and beaches that maintain their authenticity and wild character, some of them being practically virgin, a fact that is observed in the purity and quality of their waters .

WINTER ESCAPES NEAR BARCELONA

If you are planning a visit nearby Barcelona this winter, you will love our selection of two of the most beautiful places to spend a weekend: Andorra and Val d’Aran, located 3-4 hours by car from our luxury residences.

On this post we will recommend you what to do and what to see during the snowing season mostly, on these amazing destinations.

Andorra (officially, the Principality of Andorra) is a small state nestled in the Pyrenees mountains. With less than 500 square kilometers, Andorra is one of the smallest countries in the world, but it does not lack tourist attractions. Its charming villas are scattered throughout the Andorran valleys, which during winter are covered with snow and skiers. Its capital, Andorra la Vieja is also a popular shopping destination due to the country’s low tax level, and there are several spas to enjoy and relax.

Below, we propose different places where you can enjoy Andorra.

Andorra is the country with the highest concentration of Romanesque churches per square meter. Fifty of these are in excellent condition and some of them with remnants of original paintings. Sant Joan de Caselles has one of his most precious jewels of the 11th-12th centuries.

SNOW

Andorra is known for its mountainous landscape and its great ski offer, which lasts from the beginning of December until the month of April. Its excellent location in the middle of the Pyrenees and its excellent weather conditions place the Andorran stations among the most valued by winter sports lovers. Grandvalira and Vallnord are the busiest ski resorts. They also have a wide range of possibilities for all those who do not wish to ski; such as mushing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling routes, etc.

NATURE

The magnificent glacial circus of Pessons is the largest in Andorra located in the Pyrenees. A mixture of magnificent landscapes and spectacular lakes of crystal clear water in the high mountains. During the summer hiking trails in this area are common.

SPA & RELAX

At 1.100 meters of altitude, is the famous Caldea spa, which is a mandatory stop. It is an authentic oasis of relaxation, with an extensive menu of massages and hydrothermal treatments. It has hot tubs, lagoons and baths that make it the largest thermal center in southern Europe.

It is also common for many 4 and 5 star hotels in Andorra to have their own hot spring space.

NATURLANDIA PARK

Naturlandia Park is located in the Rabassa forest, in Sant Julià de Lòria, and is the first animal park in Andorra. It welcomes native species of the Pyrenees and also an interactive children’s space with farm animals, where the little ones can participate. In addition, there is a large area dedicated to observing animals in their natural habitat.

SHOPPING

We cannot forget that Andorra is the shopping paradise and in Andorra la Vella you will find all kinds of small and large shops for all tastes. Andorra is considered a good place where prices are much more affordable than in other countries. What is most recommended to buy is technology.

The shopping centers are grouped in the two main streets of Andorra la Vella, Avenida Meritxell and Avenida Carlemany. Illa Carlemany and the Pyrenees of Andorra are the two best-known and most visited luxury shopping centers in Andorra.

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