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Living in Escaldes-Engordany, spa tourism and wellness

Postal code: AD700 | Coordinates 42º 30' 32'' North 1º 32' 27'' East | Average altitude: 1.050 m

Escaldes-Engordany is the second most populated parish in Andorra. Those who wish to live in Escaldes-Engordany opt for a booming and modern living environment. The existence of the hot springs has led this parish to make major investments in the spa tourism sector. Located in a large, sweeping valley, Escaldes-Engordany affords its residents the ideal combination of modern life, peace and quiet; with all the services they need, just steps away.

Climate | The climate is Mediterranean, yet with the noted influence of the high mountains. This can generate extreme conditions during the winter, with cold and snow, making it is common to see sub-zero temperatures. Living in Escaldes-Engordany during the summer is frankly wonderful, as the temperatures are mild and seldom exceed 30 degrees Celsius.

Language | The official language of the country is Catalan, although Spanish, French, English and Portuguese are commonly used throughout the entire territory of Andorra; and to a lesser degree Russian, German and other languages are also spoken here.

Local administration | Escaldes-Engordany accommodates the offices of national institutions and services, in addition to the “Comú” or Parish Council of Escaldes-Engordany. Just steps away are the main offices of the central government and other national and international bodies, which are headquartered in the neighbouring parish, Andorra la Vella.

Financial services | Escaldes accommodates the branch offices of the country’s five bank groups, which moreover have extensive business hours, Monday through Friday.

Transportation connections | Escaldes-Engordany is well-connected with both the national and international road systems and also has two heliports near its centre. As to air transport, this parish is located just 30 km away from the Seu d’Urgell Airport, which receives flights with destination Andorra. Moreover, it is just an hour and a half away from the Lleida Airport (Spain); and the international airports of Barcelona (Spain) and Toulouse (France) are only three hours away.

Educational Centres | The Parish of Escaldes has three schools (primary, secondary and university preparation) that correspond to the three educational systems that coexist in the country: the Andorran system, the French system and the Spanish system. Nearby, in other parishes, you will find private international schools, government-funded private schools (in keeping with the Spanish model), and one professional training school, as well as two conventional, presence-based universities and two online universities.

Shopping | If you decide to come and live in Escaldes-Engordany, you will find a wide variety of shops and shopping centres, with all the top international brands, always at very competitive prices, as the applicable Value Added Tax (known as the IGI in Andorra) is only 4.5%.

Spa tourism | There are many advantages to living in Escaldes-Engordany. Among others, you will be able to enjoy Caldea and the Inuu Wellness Centre. Two world renowned temples of hydrotherapy, wellness, and wellbeing.

Recreation, entertainment | Culture, shopping, restaurants, mountain hikes, incredible parks, indoor and outdoor sports! When you live in Escaldes-Engordany, you are sure to enjoy a wide range of activities with the great advantage that they vary with the seasons.

If you are thinking about moving to Andorra and you feel that Escaldes-Engordany is the best place for you, be sure to check with Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty, your real estate agency in Andorra. Our team of professionals will be delighted to assist and guide you through all the paperwork and procedures necessary to set up your residence in Andorra.