Visit Jurmala and enjoy the Latvian sea

Posted by on March 7, 2013

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Jurmala, Latvia is a pretty town located about 20 km from the capital Riga and less than 10 km from the international airport. It extends for a considerable length until the end of the Gulf where the intersection between the Baltic and the North Sea create a very dangerous point with a bathing prohibition for strong currents. The more than 30 km of white sandy beach are divided into many seaside resorts. One of the most important celebrations Ķemeri, Jaunkemeri and Sloka which have a point more than the others especially due to the organization and a very affordable price.

Jurmala rough sea

Jurmala rough sea

Jurmala Seaside

Jurmala Seaside

For the last few years more and more elite summer destinations have appeared for many tourists (mainly Russians) who take advantage of the proximity of the place to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The relaxing days are spent between the characteristics of the villas in wood or in the many hotels which are equipped and very cheap. Of note is the “Baltic Beach Hotel“, very characteristic with its naval shape, sea view and private beach.

Jurmala Beach

Jurmala Beach

Jurmala Snowy Beach

Jurmala Snowy Beach

There are many types of restaurants (Japanese, Armenian, Dutch, Italian) present in the center that give the possibility to have an excellent quality | price (10-20 Euros for a full meal). As for customers with a bigger budget the premises with the sign “Restaurant” have a higher level. Most restaurants are located in the main street “Jomas Street” which is not directly facing the sea but within a walking distance of two minutes.

Jurmala restaurant

Jurmala restaurant

Jurmala shop

Jurmala shop

The town is populated mostly during the summer with many clubs and lounge bars but in the early days of spring you can enjoy the antics of tourists, the strange breeds of animals on a leash or super sports machines. Not far from the center is the “Kemeri National Park” large natural park along the river Lielupe ideal for lovers of long walks in the nature untouched.

Jurmala Snowy Railroad

Jurmala Snowy Railroad

Reaching Jurmala is easy with direct flights from Riga airport from which by train with a single Lat (local currency) and in 30 minutes you can reach the resort. This is the ideal city for those who want to relax with friends over a period of time from April to September.

Jurmala photos: Muzunga, Robert McCreadie, Kenan2, LUK!Around, evgeny drokov, Margo Fox, avotiya.

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