Rural tourism in Latvia

Rural tourism in Latvia

Guest House Ventaskrasti

Ventaskrasti Guest House and Camping is located on the very bank of the Venta River. Ideal for weddings, anniversaries, seminars and other events!

Wedding at Bellevue Park Hotel Riga

Bellevue Park Hotel Riga offers spacious and bright banquet rooms for corporate banquets, weddings or anniversaries.

Your wedding at SemaraH Hotel Lielupe!

SemaraH Hotel Lielupe SPA & Conferences is located in one of the most beautiful corners of Jurmala, which will give your celebration a special romantic atmosphere.

Wedding at the Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel

Weddings in Jurmala

Where to organize a wedding in Jurmala? Restaurants by the sea, banquet rooms with stunning views, outdoor terraces.

Rixwell Terrace Design Hotel

The Rixwell Terrace Design Hotel is located in the “quiet center” of Riga, 15 minutes from the center of the capital and the Old Town.

Luxrent - wedding car

Solo hiking practice

They say preparing for the holiday is better than the holiday itself. Much the same can be said about the upcoming journey. Waiting for it, preparing for it is a very good time. And the right thing, too. Upon returning, it is a shame to find out that, being next to something interesting, I didn’t look, tasty — I didn’t taste it, unusual — I didn’t feel it. You should not make such a mistake, you must study the information about the rest in the country in advance.

We are going to visit Latvia. What do we know about her? A small country located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. The capital is the beauty of Riga. The state was once one of the republics of the USSR. For a Soviet person, this is almost a foreign country - well-groomed, elegant, with small cafes and restaurants. Older people remember the names of Vija Artmane, Lilita Ozolini, Vilis Latsis.

Times have changed. What do we know today? The country is a member of the European Union, applies the rules of the Schengen area. You need a visa to travel. The monetary unit is the euro. Names - composer Raymond Pauls, singer Laima Vaikule. Shows from Jurmala. This is roughly the set of knowledge about our northern neighbor.

How to get there

You can get from Moscow to Latvia by bus, train, plane, or your own car.

If you travel during the day, the bus is very interesting. Much, albeit briefly, can be seen along the way. Such a journey is physically difficult, you need to calculate your strength, the ability to spend 14 hours on the bus. The weather or customs may increase the travel time.

The second way is the Moscow-Riga train. Will take you in 16 hours.

The plane flies to Riga for about two hours. The airport is located seven kilometers from the city.

It is convenient and interesting to travel with your own car. Entry to Latvia through Zilupe, all hotels with parking on the route. The car must not be tinted, with glass without cracks, no damage to the body, the driver must have a Green Card.

Domestic travel

Running outerwear on a hike - principles of selection

Top places to stay

Popular holiday destinations among residents and tourists are in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia.

Snow Park in Mezaparks

Winter recreation park in Riga. Tracks with cameras (cheesecakes) work.

Quest Rooms

The mass quest movement began in the summer of 2014, when a variety of escape rooms began to open.

There are currently 10 large cinemas in Latvia: 5 in Riga and 5 in central cities of Latvia.

Elfu Fabrika

All products are created exclusively by hand, in a single copy or in small series. Many works are branded by the author.


Latvia can be safely called a theatrical country. There are a lot of professional venues here, and strong acting troupes work. And the Latvian audience is the most grateful!

Museums in Riga, Jurmala, Latvia

Latvia is a country "rich" in museums. The main gems are, of course, concentrated in Riga.

Latvia is a popular country for relaxing on the beaches of the Baltic Sea. It mesmerizes tourists with its mild climate, excellent coastline near the sea, green oases and a large number of attractions. In this article, we will consider the most popular places not only in Riga, but also in other cities of the country.

About the country

Latvia is a small state located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, its neighbors are Poland, Estonia, Russia and Belarus. There are many nationalities in the state, but Latvians and Russians predominate. The climate is quite humid. The nature is very beautiful, especially the Latvian beaches are mesmerizing.

In the vicinity of Sigulda, there are perennial castles and unusual caves scattered along the Latvian river Gauja. The country boasts a large number of forests and a variety of animals. Latvia belongs to the developed industrial countries, but agriculture does not lose its achievements. Latvians send dairy products, meat and fish to many countries.

Beach season in Latvia

Beach resorts are popular with those who prefer sea breezes and fresh air instead of stifling heat. Latvia is suitable for tourists who prefer to relax in a temperate climate zone. The beach season, which falls in summer, is quite rainy.

Time and place for rest in Latvia:

  • Jurmala. May is the driest month, it is still quite cold to swim, but some daredevils decide to do it. The sea warms up to +20 C only in the middle of summer, and the swimming season lasts until mid-September. In the second half of August, precipitation begins.
  • Liepaja. Waves at sea are a constant phenomenon in this area, therefore the water temperature is lower. The Baltic Sea warms up only at the beginning of August, so even in July the minimum number of tourists swims. In September, the weather begins to deteriorate.
  • Ventspils. The beach season is rainy. The water temperature reaches +19 C at the beginning of August.
  • Assari and Melluzi. The area is suitable for families with children, because the water in this area warms up faster due to the shallow coastal depth.

Climatic features

Latvia is characterized by a temperate climate. The most comfortable travel season is summer. In June, the temperature reaches +25 C, but in the eastern regions it is slightly lower.

Winter in the country is mild and comfortable, the thermometer drops to -5 C. But some years were noted when the winter was frosty and the air temperature dropped to -30 C.

Rest on the Baltic Sea of ​​Latvia

To have a successful vacation, you need to choose the right season not only when to travel, but also decide on the hotel. Latvia gives tourists the opportunity to choose accommodation for every taste and budget. Let's consider the best options.

Domestic car tourism may become the main trend of 2020. Summer vacations in some popular regions of the European Union will be either very expensive or especially profitable.

You should wait for the summer vacation booking. Such advice is given by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. "At the moment, no one can make reliable forecasts for July and August," the head of the European Commission said on April 12 in an interview with the German mainstream newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

The travel industry proposes to move the dates of school holidays

Thus, one of the EU leaders clearly warns his compatriots, who like to plan the "best weeks of the year" very well in advance, that this time, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot will be different with summer vacations. As we can see, she does not consider the option of going somewhere to relax in June, July and August are a big question.

Latently, the head of the European Commission sends an equally unequivocal warning to the European travel industry: the current high season may not take place at all. The industry understands this - and is looking for ways to somehow ensure the demand for their services.

Therefore, for example, Norbert Kunz, Executive Director of the German Tourism Association (DTV), came up with a proposal to prudently shift the summer holidays in six German federal states to August and September. Thus, he picked up the idea of ​​colleagues from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, who hope in this way to at least partially save the season for resorts on the Baltic Sea. However, the authorities have not yet supported the idea.

Traditional factory breaks may be canceled

Stefan Wolf lobbies completely different interests. “The summer vacation this year should be canceled,” suggested the head of the automotive component manufacturer ElringKlinger and the president of the metal industry employers' association Südwestmetall.

"I would consider it advisable to start the economy at full speed in the summer," he explained, "and let the factory holidays fall out once, no matter how offensive it may be. In times like these, we all have to make sacrifices." The businessman fears that the largest enterprises of the German car industry will resume production only in May, and in June-July they may again get up because of the traditional many-week vacations.

It is possible that numerous small and medium-sized businesses, after one and a half to two months of forced downtime due to quarantine, will prefer to work at full capacity in the summer, without numerous vacations, and will try to negotiate this with trade unions and employees. And a considerable part of them may well agree with such a proposal in order to at least partially compensate for the income losses incurred in the spring.

The middle class will not want to stay at home again after quarantine

So with the current summer holidays and vacations, a lot is still not clear. Nevertheless, there is no doubt: a significant part of those working in Germany and other EU countries will certainly want to take advantage of their legal leave during the warmer months of the year. And where will they rest then?

While in Russia many people have the opportunity to spend the summer in the country, in Western Europe, country houses are much less common. "Vacation in the Balconia", as the Germans ironically call a vacation on the balcony of their apartment, few of the middle class will be satisfied, especially after a long home self-isolation during quarantine measures. But where in the current situation can you go to unwind and gain strength?

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