|Latvia is one of Northern Europe's most exciting places. There is a lot to do and see in Latvia from the untouched nature to the historic buildings dating back to the days of the great trading in the Hanseatic League. |
The Latvian climate is humid, continental and temperate owing to the maritime influence of the Baltic Sea. Summers are warm and the weather in spring and autumn fairly mild, however, the winters can be extreme due to the northern location. Precipitation is common throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall falling in August.
Latvia can be accessed by virtually every means of transportation. Maritime transport links the three main seaports (Riga, Liepaja and Ventspils) with the other Baltic Sea countries. Highways lead into Latvia from Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia.
Air traffic is growing exponentially. Several low cost airlines have found their way to Latvia as well as long haul flights to the USA. Currently Riga International Airport is the main hub for air traffic and is located about 13 km from the city centre. One can get there by taxi or by special airport bus number 22 and 22A, which run every 30 min. In addition to Riga there are regional airports at Liepaja and Ventspils have recently been renovated and are already attracting international charters.
|Riga is situated at the mouth of the Daugava River, on the shores of the Riga Gulf of the Baltic Sea; Riga has excellent air, rail and road connections, which makes it a major tourist attraction in the country. Riga is rich in history, culture and diverse entertainments. Visitors can admire buildings of remarkable Gothic, Baroque, Classicism and Art Nouveau architecture. |
As far as winter sports are concnered Sigulda is without a doubt Latvia’s winter capital. You can enjoy a leisurely nature hike, ski or snowboard in the surrounding hills or use the bobsleigh track.
Jurmala offers the ultimate beach holiday destination where you can explore beautiful beaches, soothing spas and seafood. The north-western tip of Latvia around Cape Kolka (Kolkas rags) offers some of the most ruggedly beautiful and unspoilt scenery in the country.
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