Did you know that Andorra has amongst the highest life expectancy population in the whole world? Could it be the cold fresh air that these people inhale? Very possible, so why not experience awesome camping in Andorra during your next trip?
Is it legal to camp in Andorra?
It is generally illegal to camp in Andorra if it’s not in an official campsite, but there is an exception. There is a limited amount of information on this topic, but what we’ve discovered is that you can camp near a hut.
Basically, if you were planning to rent it out and it turns out there is no space in it and you got nowhere else to go, you can camp nearby.
That being said, as in most countries around the world you’ll be able to camp in the wild if you follow certain guidelines:
- Pick a spot that’s not near big groups of people. Avoid camping near or in the city as you will most likely be asked to leave or sometimes even fined.
- Avoid making campfires. There are much better solutions such as camping stoves which you can get on Amazon.
- Do not camp on private property. If the owner asks you to leave, excuse yourself and apologize, do not argue.
- Do not leave any trash behind you. The fines can be pretty high and you shouldn’t destroy nature either.
- If you are camping outside of an official campsite, do not pitch your tent before dusk. Once the sun is up, take the tent down and keep on moving, do not stay in the same place for more than one night.
If you are visiting Andorra for the first time, we suggest watching this video:
Weather in Andorra
Andorra is near Spain, but it doesn’t share the same climate at all. It’s always cool over the night, even during summer. During January and February it snows, so make sure you bring adequate equipment with you.
Summer is quite warm during the day, up to 25°C (77F), but it gets much colder during the night. It’s not strange to experience thunderstorms or heavy snowfalls over the year. Andorra got all kinds of different weather conditions.
If you are looking for the best months to visit Andorra and travel through it, we suggest you go from June to September. However, if you are looking for a ski vacation, then go in January or February as we previously stated.
In case you want to go during the winter months, but don’t know which tent to use. Take a look at our winter tents article and choose the one you like.
Official campsites in Andorra
Some of them can be considered a luxury, while others are better for those who like to pitch their tent and enjoy nature. Make sure to check each one of them so you can decide which one suits you best, so let’s get started.
There are quite a lot of official campsites available, so we have decided to provide you with a list of the 5 Best Official Campsites in Andorra. Each campsite on the list has a different price, so you’ll be able to find something according to your needs for sure.
Take a look at this map for the best official campsites in Andorra, or find them down below:
With more than 140 available plots, it’s hard to not find a spot at this camp. It’s ideal both for those who love to sleep in their tents and those with camper vans. This campsite is fairly affordable when you see that their facilities include:
- Barbecue area
- Swimming pool with heated water
- Small supermarket
- Mountain bike rental
If you want to explore nature while riding a bicycle, this camp might be an ideal solution for you.
Similar to the previous camping spot, it also includes both apartments and camping spots.
There are 35 different plots where you can pitch your tent. The prices are really low, starting from 4,5€ per day for campers with tents. Electricity is free and the facilities include:
- Laundry cleaning room
- Chemical toilets
- Specially adapter toilets for disabled people
- Children area
Check the booking prices on their website.
In case your tent breaks, this might be a good campsite choice for you because it’s possible to rent a tent. The booking prices are affordable and you’ll have an access to a bunch of different facilities such as:
- Laundry room with washing machine, drying machine, and sinks.
- Shower & toilet
- Mini supermarket
- Bar (Yes, they have ice cream too!)
It sits near the Riu d’Incles river and the nature surrounding is really nice.
This official campsite has found itself in a very beautiful nature surrounding. During the winter months, it’s even possible to ski, and since this official campsite has apartments you can rent, consider this location when you are planning your next trip.
Facilities in Xixerella Park include:
- Coffee Bar
The prices are a bit higher when compared to the previous three campsites, but the offer is better as well.
This official campsite has exactly 150 plots with grass and shade. If that’s not enough for you, it’s also possible to stay in the bungalows that are fully equipped. Those of you with motorhomes can also stay at this campsite.
Camping Valira includes a bunch of different facilities:
- Heated pool
- Washing & Drying machine
… and more
The prices are quite affordable and you can also bring your pets with you.
Wild camping tips & gear
As we previously said, avoid making campfires, so you might want to invest in a portable cooker. Also, since it gets quite cold during the night, you might want to bring some warm clothing with you, a sleeping bag would come in handy as well.
Make sure you bring the basic camping equipment with you as well:
- Water bootle
- Pocket knife
- Lantern or a flashlight
- Dry bags
These are just some of the basics that you should bring with you. You should bring the equipment based on your style of camping, depending on if you plan on staying in a tent, motorhome, or apartment.
In case you are looking for alternative camping destinations around Europe, we’ve got you covered. Read our camping guide on Krk (Croatia), Sardinia, Pyrenees, Andalucia, South Downs, Algarve, and the Dolomites.