Information & Facts
Activities Skiing and boarding in Pas de la Casa caters for
everyone from the absolute beginner to advanced competition
experts, with nursery slopes just above the resort, about 23 red
runs and 13 black runs. Alternative snow fun on offer includes
snow-mobiling and tobogganing. There is plenty to do when you need
time out from the slopes, with a gym, indoor and outdoor pool,
movies, ten-pin bowling, snow-shoeing and walking just some of the
options. Nearby there is a spa offering thermal baths, or take
excursions to try out the facilities in nearby resorts.
The official language of Andorra is Catalan (used in
administration and business). More than half the population speaks
Spanish, and French and Portuguese are also spoken.
The unit of currency in Andorra is the Euro, divided into 100
cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change and
to avoid additional charges it is best to have travellers cheques
in Euros. Most major credit cards are accepted, including
Eurocheque cards and ATMs are widely available in Andorra La
The village is not much to look at and can become quite rowdy
after dark. Not the best place for a family holiday with young
Pas de la Casa stands out as one of the clubbing and bar havens
of Europe, keeping the young crowd hopping and bopping through the
night with throbbing music and cheap drinks. Local bars extend
'happy hour' to extremes and some have even been known to reward
good customers with free drinks. Another thrill is to enjoy
floodlit nighttime skiing on the Font Negre piste.
With more than 60 restaurants cooking up a storm in and around
the Pas de la Casa holiday resort, no one working up an appetite on
the slopes need go hungry. Local cuisine is largely Spanish (with
paella as a favourite) but there are plenty of French influences on
the local menus. Rated as the most 'upscale' gourmet dining
establishment in 'Pas' is the Restaurant Marisqueria Campistrano;
for views of the competition action and competitive boarding
courses dine on high (2,200m up) at the Costa Rodona, which has a
self-service cafeteria on the ground floor. There are many other
restaurants on the slopes offering panoramic views and delicious
meals, with dozens more cafes and restaurants in town offering
everything from quick snacks to gourmet delights.
Pas de la Casa, like the rest of Andorra, stands out as one of
the world's best duty-free shopping enclaves, its shopping precinct
a gold mine of holiday bargains. There are, of course, sports shops
for snow gear like the multi-storey Olympia Esports, but shoppers
here also stock up on electronic goods at establishments like
Florencia; perfumes and cosmetics, designer clothing, photographic
equipment and car and motorbike accessories from tyres to leathers.
British visitors revel in the tax-free tobacco, alcohol and
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last
Sunday in October).