Jurmala is the main holiday resort town in Latvia, the place
locals go to when they want to relax, catch a tan and enjoy a spa
treatment. The beaches are very good, including the Baltic's only
Blue Flag beach, and the seafood restaurants are excellent, too.
The main attractions of Jurmala (apart from sand and sea) are its
spas, which offer a range of therapies and treatments at a fraction
of what they'd cost in western Europe. Getting to Jurmela from Riga
is easy: by train or bus, the journey takes 30 minutes. Jurmala is
fast becoming one of eastern Europe's best spa destinations, and
tourists are urged to check it out before the secret gets out and
prices begin to sky-rocket.