Remember when we were finally able to go out in the spring 2020 de-escalation? After half a year of confinement we launched ourselves into nature with a desire unknown until then. How many of those who dared to make routes through the countryside, tour Spain, buy a bicycle or some mountain boots continue with it? Many were forgetting… “not even a pandemic can get us hooked on nature again,” he says richard luv. He is one of the fantastic speakers that we had at the II TELVA Energy & Happiness Congress. He is clear why we have gone back: “Because in those cases it was done out of fear: that they would confine us again, to catch a disease due to lack of light and fresh air, to go crazy…”.
This American journalist, expert in education and nature, author of five books and creator of the concept ‘nature deficit disorder’has proven that neither fear nor the terrible data and numbers on environmental loss will not really react. For him, the only possible change comes through wonder and love, and subsequent desire for knowledge, of nature. The same thing that happens between two people, and as long as we don’t see it that way, nothing will change.
But if you are so extremely rational that not even love eliminates your desire for data, the author cites different research in his books that demonstrates how contact with nature always improves the evolution of patients with acute depression as well as different mental disorders. The author points out that the nature It is the only therapy that is at the same time curative and preventiveof mental illness.
Andorra, an easy crush
Louv points out that during two centuries of industrialization and unprecedented growth we have almost striven to eliminate nature: from schools, with those cement patios; from the city, with ridiculous mini-parks; of residential buildings, in favor of one or two paddle tennis courts… he points out that in our minds, the rural, the country was associated with the peasant, and by extension with poverty, making us flee from it.
Well today we tell you something: nature is the new luxury. And if you like glamorous luxury, no problem, you can have it all. In the Principality of Andorra, 90% of its extension is made up of lakes, forests, rivers and mountains. And at the same time, it is a paradise for shopping, luxury and recreational and sporting sensations.
Thats why he tourism area of the country has decided to start selling its greatest treasure, which is neither snow nor purchases but its forests. We have launched an experience called moments within your program Wellness paths, emerged after the strong demand for these wellness and health experiences. “Our tourists ask us to enjoy the environment and activities that offer unique experiences in a natural setting.” Fraud moments all that is lived in the wonderful canolich forestin addition to making a journey of personal introspection in silence.
With a beautiful travel notebook that is delivered to the person who reserves the activity, throughout ten stops indicated along the route, we read ‘the life’ of a tree in the area, which is actually a reflection of our own life. The texts are good, without kitsch but going to the essence. It makes you stop and reflect on your life, something that sometimes makes us uncomfortable, but when we do it, it never disappoints us. You leave this forest with an hour of leisurely strolling and plenty of moments to nurture yourself in the coming months.
When luxury is natural
That wonderful walk through the mountains would be of little use if when you arrive what you find is a gray block of sheet metal and glass as accommodation. Andorra Park Hotel It is a jewel in the center of Andorra, but at the same time sheltered by the mountains, such as its 15,000 m2 of gardens, with cataloged species, its privileged location and an impeccable wellness and restaurant offer.
It was built in the 1950s, being the first five-star hotel in the country, by the engineer Bartomeu Rebés i Duran. A visionary whose imprint can still be seen in the original pool, taking advantage of the natural stone slope and perfectly integrated into the landscape. From the first moment he was clear that the special thing about this hotel was the dialogue that he established with nature, and thus he wanted to respect it in every corner.
Two years ago, his granddaughter Neus Viu Rebescosmopolitan woman who put at its head marc garcia, with experience in luxury tourism. Both have managed to make Andorra Park once again the place where everything happens in Andorra, but at the same time it can be a place of calm and relaxation.
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