Inhabitants: 57 371 (01.01.2016.)
Length of the beach: 24,2 km
Distance from Rīga city centre: 25 km
Distance from the international airport “Rīga”: 15 km
Distance from Rīga passenger ferry terminal: 25 km
Only 30 minutes from Rīga, Jūrmala with its long sandy beaches, pine trees, fresh air, romantic wooden houses and plenty of fun is an outstanding place to relax and improve your health.
Fresh air rich in phytoncide and ionized by the sea and ﬁne, sugar-like white quartz sand make Jūrmala’s beach a calm place for resting and improving your health.
Jūrmala has 11 official swimming areas along its beach. In 2015, Bulduri, Dzintari, Majori, Dubulti and Jaunķemeri seaside swimming areas received the Blue Flag certificate, meaning that they meet stringent standards for environmental sustainability as well as water quality and beach management.
There is plenty of fun at the seaside as well. Various local and international sporting events take place on Jūrmala’s beach. In the summer, beach football and beach volleyball tournaments, as well as beach races are held; in the winter Jūrmala’s beach turns into a snowy, 20-kilometer cross-country ski track. The playgrounds and various climbers are also popular and bring special joy to the beach.
Spa and medicine
Jūrmala has been known as a medical resort since the late 18th century. Today its treatment centres offer a wide range of healing, rehabilitation and SPA services, and it is an ideal place for combining leisurely relaxation with healthcare.
In addition to its natural assets, Jūrmala also boasts top culture and entertainment events all year round.
The city is home to the concert hall Dzintari. Its events programme offers world-class symphony, opera, pop and jazz acts.
Jūrmala City Museum has a reputation as one of the best exhibition halls in Latvia, while Aspazija’s house provides an authentic insight into the everyday life and creative work of one of the greatest Latvian poetesses.
Dubulti Art Station – the only modern art space in Europe that is located in a functioning railway station – combines transport, cultural and public administration resources to make a unique art platform accessible to everyone.
The Gulf of Riga encloses the whole of Jūrmala’s 24 km – long northern side. In the south, Jūrmala is bounded for 30 km by the river Lielupe. Jūrmala’s curative resources are concentrated in its western territories which feature lakes, swamps and wetland forests. The rest of Jūrmala is known as a Climatic recreational resort.