A Northern Riviera
Jurmala is often called the „Northern Riviera” due to its close resemblance to its French counterpart in its historical development. The city, which is located on the Baltic coast, has formed as an agglomerate of dozens of fishing villages and bathing towns. In the middle of the 19th century, the region blossomed, as the newly built railroad line promoted greater number of visitors and helped to popularize the spa culture.
Jurmala, the pearl of the Baltic Sea, is also regarded as an open-air spa. The ionized air of Jurmala boosts body’s immune system, heals the respiratory tract and improves heart function. The healing mud and mineral waters beneath Jurmala aid in eliminating toxins. Due to the abundance of these incredible natural resources, the area is full of spa houses, spa centers and sanatoriums.
In addition to its natural assets, Jurmala has a vibrant cultural life. Since the late 19th century, the outdoor concert venues and the internationally acclaimed Dzintari Concert Hall have been entertaining its visitors and local residents with unique festivals, theatre performances and art programmes.
For tourists: http://www.visitjurmala.lv/lv/jurmala/praktiska-informacija/