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The largest Baltic resort-town Jurmala is situated some 20km from Riga, on the coast of the Gulf of Riga.


Jurmala is famous for its natural curative features - mild climate, sea and salubrious air, medical mud and spa water. The resort has unique 32km long golden sandy beach, vast pine forests and a blue natural border - the Lielupe River. Wooden summer cottages, built in the beggining of the last century, richly decorated with carvings succesfully co-exist with the more recent buildings of spas.


Numerous hotels and spa-hotels offer recreation and spa-cure in Jurmala today. Active holiday-makers can spend their time on tennis courts, in fitness halls, try yachts or water motorcycles, play bowling and go horseback riding. Gourmands are welcome to cosy restaurants and bars, but in order to satisfy the soul, one can visit art exhibitions, local amusements and concerts.


In 30 min. you can easily come from Riga to Jurmala by electric train or comfortable minibus.


Since the year of 1997 Jurmala has joined THE BLUE FLAG BEACH campaign organized by the FEEE.


The EU Blue Flag is awarded to the beaches of Majori and Bulduri acknowledgeing high quality of the swimming waters, security, First Aid and good service.