Andorra is a tiny independent state of 464 km² between Spain and France in the middle of the High Pyrenees; it exists in its current borders since 1288, making out of Andorra the oldest country in Europe. Known as a low-tax shopping paradise (current VAT: 4,5%), it has much more to offer than the commercial district of its capital, Andorra-La-Vella.
Andorra has been discovered only recently as an incentive destination, with a very good infrastructure, including 4- and 5-star hotels, excellent restaurants, and nice locations where to celebrate evening events with fine dinings. Andorra's rural charm is still quite untouched and well worth a visit - the nature is overwhelming, with its picturesque mountain peaks, lakes, valleys and rivers.
The amazingly beautiful, clean and peaceful mountain resort has several skiing areas that are fairly close to each other. Grandvalira is with almost 200 km² of inter-connected slopes the largest integrated skiing region in Europe outside the Alps – and surely one of the most beautiful ones! Beginners as well as advanced skiers will enjoy its diversity, and even for those who don't fancy skiing there is a large offer: ice skating, dog-sleigh riding, snow mobile driving or scuba diving at one of the mountain lakes are just a few examples. There is also a very nice area for nordic skiing.
Besides winter sports and summer outdoor activities, visitors may go on a shopping tour and explore the capital's numerous shops and malls, relax at Caldea spa or do a sightseeing tour to the Sanctuary of Meritxell and the Madriu Perafita Valley, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site of the country. An additional charming appeal is the country's vibrant nightlife with a huge selection of bars and clubs in town and also up in the mountains that guarantee a fun après ski time!