Business Insider included Latvian capital in a list of five best European cities to enjoy summer holidays thanks to nice atmosphere, affordable prices, pleasant terraces and proximity of the seaside.
The Latvian resort of Jurmala is giving new life to its historic spa traditions, says Alice Azania-Jarvis.
Boutique hotels took a while to infiltrate the former Soviet Bloc – but, judging by the Amber Spa in the Latvian resort of Jurmala, they are helping to resurrect historic spa towns for the 21st century.
Riga, the Baltic city and the capital city of the Baltic state of Latvia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist spot in the region, as IRTimes.com reports.
Latvia's Cape Kolka, already a popular destination spot, could become a showcase for the country's ambition to become a leader in "green" tourism, the Earth Times ewports referring to a news agency DPA.
Evidence of a lively choral music tradition flourishing among the Baltic nations has been with us for some time now: in splendid recordings the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir has made for Harmonia Mundi and ECM, and in ravishing performances by the Latvian National Choir at Lincoln Center last year
A tragic past hasn't stopped the Latvian capital of Riga from becoming a prosperous and vibrant city, the largest in the Baltics.
Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States and a capital city of Latvia. With more than 800 years history the city offers the finest collections of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe.
Having travelled to the more popular European countries over the years it was a good change to see and experience a country that has a Russian influence or trying to get out of the Russian influence.