Jurmala, the largest resort city in the Baltic States, is located 25 kilometres west of Riga and sits on a 33 km beach covered in white-quartz sand. The clean fresh air, a mild climate, curative mud and mineral water resulted in Jurmala’s long standing heritage as a resort. German settlers, who discovered Jurmala in 16th century, unraveled its curative mud and healing waters. In the 19th century the town became popular amongst the Russian officers. Resort kept its popularity into the Soviet times when visitors from all over the USSR came here, to relax and restore their health.
The pine forest borders the city of Jurmala, which has as much to offer to art and music lovers as to architecture enthusiasts. The “Dzintari” concert hall, art exhibitions, local and international events and performances make this destination a delight to visit.
Visitors can access Jurmala from Riga international airport(RIX) in 20 minutes, by car.