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Jūrmala is the largest resort city in the Baltic States. It is rich with natural treasures – the mild climate, sea, healthy air, curative mud and mineral water. The attraction of Jūrmala hides in its almost 33 km long white sand beach, large pine forests and the natural border of the city – the river Lielupe. In Jūrmala you will find the combination of charming wooden houses built in the beginning of the last century and modern resort buildings.

Jūrmala is divided in 13 small areas, ex-villages - Priedaine, Lielupe, Bulduri, Dzintari, Majori, Dubulti, Jaundubulti, Pumpuri, Melluži, Asari, Vaivari, Sloka and Ķemeri.

For foreign visitors the best time to visit Jūrmala is July and August. Although the beach gets very crowded and hotel reservations should be made well in advance, the town has great summer atmosphere of vacation and joy. Probably this is because summers in the Baltics are so short, so we try to make the most of 2-3 warm months.

Jūrmala has special charm in autum, spring and winter. In autums the town gets quiet and empty. When the weather is sunny, it is a pleasure to dress warmly and take long walks on secluded beach, across the paths of the pine forest and quite Jomas street, which is so loud and crowded in summer. Winter on the beach is spactacular! Frozen beach and sea are worth seeing. After the chilly walk you can warm yourself with coffee with local balsam and a delicious cake.

Central street - Jomas street

Jomas street

Beach in July

Beach in Jurmala

Sunset in Jūrmala:

Sunset in Jurmala


Winter in Jūrmala:

Winter in Jurmala



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