The famous health resort is located on the coast of the Baltic sea 20 km from Riga. Jurmala, a resort town possessing 150-year-old resort traditions, occupies approximately one-tenth part of the coastal line. Jurmala is the longest town in Latvia - 30 km stretching along the sea coast. The permanent population of the town is about 60 000. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are coming for their summer holidays there.
Jurmala has a fantastic relief - dunes, adorned with stately pine trees and unique fine-sand beach where the sea waves wash ashore the "tears of the pine trees" - the amber. The town is famous for its natural spa factors - the salubrious air and the sea, the high value of medical mud and mineral waters. Thanks to the temperate climate the rest is recommended to those who cannot endure the hot Southern climate, for cardio-vascular, lung and CNS diseases.
The architecture of Jurmala is combined of historical wooden summer cottages, richly decorated with woodcarvings and modern buildings of spa institutions. Business and conferences can be combined with recreation and rest there. In summer Dzintari concert hall provides concerts of famous singers and performers.
Jurmala is the place for a city dweller tired of life to reacquire the feeling of being the Nature's child. Here fresh sea wind will fill people's lungs and make them dizzy with the smell of pines, the eyes will rest in the blue of the sea, the feet will sink in the soft golden sand… Now, after the 50-year-long isolation again various generations from various countries may enjoy the special gentle charm, curative waters and mud baths of Jurmala… Jurmala with its romantic wooden houses in art nouveau (Jugendstil), its spacious beaches, forests, and calmly flowing Lielupe river is especially attractive in the modern world of standards, for it has not lost its singularity. At the same time every guest of Jurmala is glad to find available everything necessary to a city dweller appreciating comfort.
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