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Western Latvia (Kurzeme)

The wealth of Kurzeme lies in its forests and the sea, which has shaped not only the history and traditions of the area but also the famous temper of the locals. The seashore will please every vacationer. Kiters and surfers favour the beach near Jurkalne Steep Bank and Pavilosta. Those wishing to learn about the life of fishermen in Kurzeme, visit the fishermen villages along the picturesque seashore of the Riga Bay.

  • Western Latvia (Kurzeme)
  • Bird's view of Kuldīga
  • Cinema City "Cinevilla" near Tukums
  • Pape Nature Park, wild horses
  • Jūrkalne bluff

Cape Kolka – the farthest north-west point in Latvia is a meeting place for waters of both, the open sea and the bay, the sunrise and the sunset and all four winds. The wild and sandy beaches are perfect for walks to get harmony from the sea winds. Kurzeme has an impressive Soviet military heritage. The 8th largest radio telescope in the world, which served as a secret position finder for spying during the Soviet period, is located in Irbene. The former Karosta prison in Liepaja gives an opportunity to walk in a prisoner’s shoes. The Latvian capital of wind and rock music, Liepaja, has good restaurants, charming hotels and outstanding pearls of cultural heritage – the world’s largest mechanical organ at the Holy Trinity Church and the longest amber necklace in the House of Craftsmen. The port city Ventspils is also called the Latvian capital of flowers and fountains. Enjoy your family holidays at the Children’s towns, the Blue Flag Beach, which also has a separate place for surfers and nudists, and the highest artificial skiing hill in the Baltic States. The Seaside Open-Air Museum is devoted to fishing traditions and hosts a unique collection of anchors, which can be viewed while riding Mazbanitis on the narrow-gauge railway. Kuldiga, the pearl of Kurzeme, will enchant you with romantic streets and backyards. See the old brick bridge over the River Venta and the widest natural waterfall in Europe – Ventas rumba.

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  • Not far from Jūrmala, the most popular resort in the Baltic Region, Ķemeri National Park is located – the “Natura 2000” territory...
  • Ventspils a popular tourist centre in Latvia, offering recreation on a “Blue Flag” beach with excellent amenities and Ventspils Aqua...
  • The historical centre of Kuldīga started developing as far back as the 13th century and has preserved urban planning elements dating back to...
  • The Venta waterfall (Ventas rumba) is the widest waterfall in Europe.
  • During the bird migration period, almost every species of bird identified in Latvia can be seen. Latvian Blue cows graze in the littoral meadows in...
  • Slītere National Parkis a specially protected area of nature which is included in the “Natura 2000” network of European specially...
  • Wild horses, bison, and wild ox can be observed on the shores of Pape Lake, and from the specially built tower you can also see migratory birds. It...
  • The world’s eighth-largest radio telescope can be found in Kurzeme, not very far from the seaside between Kolka and Ventspils. Even today,...
  • Liepāja Military Port – Karosta – occupies approximately one third of the total area of the city. It is a unique site not only in the...