Jurmala, about 15 miles from Riga on the coast of the Gulf of Riga, has been a resort area for many years. Its warm sandy beaches, mineral springs and mud baths have attracted the leisure class since the 19th century. Jurmala is actually a string of seaside villages (jurmala means seaside), most of them with their own train stations. Pedestrian areas, cafes, spas, bistros, beaches, clubs and a water park combine to give Jurmala a holiday feel.
PUBLISHED: July 19, 2013