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Just 30 minutes from Riga, Jurmala (Jūrmala) is a magnificent seaside playground with everything you need to unwind.
Sand, sea and style
With miles of sandy beaches, swaying pine trees and deliciously fresh air, eclectic architecture and plenty of fun, Jurmala is a resort like no other.
Originally a cluster of fishing villages, Jurmala has been a beloved seaside resort for over 200 years.
The generations of folk coming to relax have left a unique architectural blend with everything from ornate timber cottages to giant Soviet concrete sanatoria, plus a few contemporary masterpieces.
Nature adds to the enchantment with fresh air, swaying pine trees and an easygoing atmosphere guaranteed to bring your stress level down.
And if you need a bit help relaxing, check into one of the resort’s legendary spas. Spoil yourself with a massage or beauty treatment, swim in the pool, sweat it out in the sauna, or partake of Jurmala’s famous medicinal mud baths or mineral water treatments.
Culture at the beach
In addition to its natural assets, Jurmala also boasts top culture and entertainment events all year round.
Music lovers flock to Dzintari Concert Hall, a magnificent heritage building drawing top symphony, opera, pop and jazz acts.
There’s plenty of fun at the seaside as well. Mingle with the masses around the football pitches and beach bars, or stroll away to quitter patch where your only companions are the gulls and the waves.
Top things to do
Jurmala offers fascinating attractions for everyone from families to singles, and nature lovers to gourmets.
People-watch the diverse crowd on Jomas iela, Jurmala’s kilometre-long pedestrian boulevard, a strip of friendly bars, cafes and restaurants.
The whole family will love the dozen slides and other crazy rides at Līvu akvaparks, the biggest water park in the Baltics.
Discover Jurmala’s fishing heritage at the Open Air Museum and take a stroll through a unique ecosystem of pines at dunes at the nearby Ragakapa Nature Park.
Enjoy abundant birds, animals and plants, sulphur springs, walking trails and unique architectural sites like the grand Sanatorium at unique Kemeri National Park.