For over two centuries Jūrmala is well known as a spa destination with its unique combination of pine aroma, sea breeze, mineral springs, and 32km Blue Flag sandy beach.
It is a resort town 25 km west of Riga, nestled in the natural pine-tree forest along the white-sand dunes of the Baltic Sea. Its spas offer facilities from mud baths to riding therapy and hiking in the woods. Long beach, green parks and romantic wooden houses in Art Nouveau style make Jūrmala a popular tourist attraction. In summer there are many activities, events and concerts in the town.