Latvia is a small beautiful country located on the Baltic sea between Lithuania in the south and Estonia in the North as well as Russia and Belarus to the east of the Country. Latvia offers a wide range of sights to see from beautiful churches, deserted beaches to lush green woods and fast flowing rivers.
With the introduction of low cost carriers this country has developed over the past few years into a wonderful tourist destination offering a wide range of accommodation as well as many activities for all the family. Riga the capital of Latvia makes for a perfect city break destination with only a 2 hour 10 minute flying time from London.
When to go to Lativa
Latvia is a year round destination for city breaks. However if you wish to enjoy the beaches or countryside of Latvia, the best time to visit is between June and September when the temperature is above 15 degrees and can hit highs of 30 in the months of July and August. The first frost arrives in Autumn and by December when winter arrives the lakes and reservoirs are frozen. For more information on Latvia, visit the Latvia Tourist Board
How to get to Latvia
The Riga international airport has many flights from all over Europe. From the UK you can benefit from the low cost carriers such as Ryanair There is always the option to drive to Latvia and below we have some tips on driving in Latvia or the option to rent a car if flying to Riga International airport.
Where to Stay in Latvia
There are many hotels to choose from in the Latvia city centre from small budget accommodation to larger more modern upmarket hotels such as the Grand Palace Hotel Latvia or the beautiful Spa boutique hotel in Jurmala near the coast , in the TB Palace Hotel Jurmala Latvia
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Languages spoken Latvian
Visa requirements No Visa required for stays of up to 3 months.
For more information on Latvia, visit the Latvia Tourist Board