The biggest resort in the Baltic Countries, located by the Baltic Sea is Jurmala (Latvian: Jūrmala), which is just 25 km west from Riga and 15 km from Riga International Airport. The treasure of Jurmala is its 26 km of white quartz sand beach. It is one of the most awesome beaches where a Blue flag flies which confirms that the beach is safe, facilitated and the water is of good quality.
The beach has all necessary infrastructure for daily relaxation. It's equipped with changing cabins, benches, toilets, children playgrounds and summer cafe's. Free WiFi is available on most of the beaches and for active recreation there is an opportunity to rent equipment for water sports, or play volleyball or football on free of charge football and volleyball pitches.
For the safety of the guests, life-saving stations are operating on seven beaches. Since 2013, the beach of Kauguri is available for the visibly impaired, while Vaivari beach is adapted for people on wheelchairs.
Health Therapies in Jurmala
The secret of Jurmala's attractiveness lies in the unique combination of resort factors:
Climate - Climate therapy, Thalassotherapy, Psammotherapy, Air therapy with pine forests and absolutely pure, ionized air, Mineral Waters - Balneological therapy, sulfur, bromine salt and natrium mineral waters and healing mud - treatments with peat and sapropel mud that comes from Kemeri, a historical part of Jurmala. It is a year-round resort, suitable for recreational experiences and treatments, ideal for children and seniors.
Clear sea air has a very good influence on organism, lungs and skin. Mud applications are used for treatments and prophylaxis of different diseases; it also has a positive impact on human well-being and decreases emotional stress. Resort rehabilitation centers, hotels and spa centers offer up to 400 different types of health-procedures and treatments all year round.
Train from Riga to Jurmala
It's easy to get to Jurmala by train from Riga train station. A ticket will not set you back more then EUR 0,80 one way ( buy a return and it will be even cheaper). The trip takes more or less half an hour. Buy a ticket on the Sloka line or the Dubulti line. The most popular beach station is Majori, you'll find a boulevard with shops and restaurants her. Any stop further will bring you to beaches more quiet, bur also with lesser facilities. Pumpuri is the most quiet of all.