Encamp is a town in the parish Encamp in the northeast of Andorra, it’s situated between Andorra la Vella and the French boarder at Pas de la Casa and located on the banks of the Valira river and connected to a 4 miles long cable car to Lake Engolasters. As of latest measurement the parish has a population of 12 thousand people.
The main town shares the same name Encamp and is about 3 miles away from the capital city of Andorra, Andorra la Vella. The highest mountain in Encamp is Pic del Pessons with a height of 9400 ft. The economy of Encamp is mostly based on the tourism industry with as biggest categories skiing and hiking. There’s also a retail industry for skiing and hiking stores, covering a lot of local stores. Several supermarkets and post offices are spread out over the town.
Local transportation within the town could be done by car or foot. In the town there’s a road tunnel which connects Encamp with Anyós in the neighboring parish La Massana, it cuts down a 45 minutes journey to just 5 minutes going through the tunnel. When staying in the town, or passing by there’s several of local sightseeing worth seeing including historical and cultural ones. One of them is the historical complex at les Bons, consisting of a Church Sant Roma, defense tower, water tank with irrigation channel to cut rock and the remains of a fortified house from the beginning of the Middle Ages. During the months from July to August there’s free guided tours.
American and European citizens can enter Andorra after showing their valid passport and a return ticket to immigration. If the duration of your stay does not exceed 90 days, there’s no requirement for any type of visa. In general the city of Encamp has a low crime rate.