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Cottages in Latvia
Latvia is a beautiful tourist destination. This is definitely not said. If you are wondering what places to visit and what to do, you will get a little of everything in Latvia. Regardless of your budget or what you like, Latvia more or less has something for everyone. So, if you are planning to visit Latvia in the summer, the possibilities are actually quite open and fantastic.
If you love nature, you will love it here. Latvia looks like a nature reserve, where in some places there are high-tech islands of modern European cities. This is an amazing country where forests, swamps, lakes and rivers live in their own rhythm, almost without human intervention. Take a look at our cottages Latvia offers and you will have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful country.
The unspoiled nature of Latvia is rich and diverse. Hilly plains stretching to the beach, a network of countless rivers and lakes. The majestic forests, long swamps, meadows, groves and parks make up the unique Latvian landscape. The province of Latvia conquers with its pastoral tranquility.
Nowhere in Europe can you find such a large population of black storks and less spotted eagles. Covering an area of 65,000 square kilometers, they are inhabited by hundreds of wolves and lynxes, 4,000 otters and 100,000 beavers. Latvia's coastline is 500 km of white sandy beaches, almost untouched by the resort and restaurant business, as well as by crowds of tourists.
Latvia's climate is gradually shifting from the sea coast along the west coast to the mainland, typical of the eastern part of the country. This is a kind of natural crossroads where people meet the flora and fauna. Latvia's geographical position on the shores of the Baltic Sea creates unique conditions for the coexistence of vegetation typical of different geographical regions.
Several hundred of the 1304 flowering plants and fern species grow on or near the border with Latvia. A similar trend can be observed in the animal kingdom. So, almost everywhere you can find species of plants and animals that are specific to different geographical areas, but exist in the same area. In the forests of Latvia you can find four-dimensional erica, typical of the western regions, "eastern" broad-leaved cinnamon, "northern" flying squirrel and "southern" regiment.
Latvian forests are mixed: there are both northern coniferous and southern deciduous trees. Here you can see a pine grove next to a birch forest, as well as meet a variety of flora and fauna. Almost a quarter of the local forests grow in wetlands due to the unique climatic and topographic features of the area. There is great biodiversity in such forests. Many species of plants and animals can only exist in the conditions of the habitats provided by the Latvian nature.
Several Latvian forests meet all the parameters of a natural forest. Many different fruits grow in these forests: wild strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and logan fruits. The fruit season begins at the end of June and lasts until the end of September. During this time you can also pick mushrooms. Mushroom pickers prefer mushrooms, aspens, chanterelles and rusula. With the exception of clearly marked private areas, all the natural wealth of Latvian forests, including fruits, mushrooms and nuts, is available to people.
Where to go with children?
If you are looking for a holiday for the whole family, do not forget to visit the Riga National Zoo, which is located in the neighborhood Mezapark. It is open all year round and is home to over 400 species of birds and animals, and more than 90 are listed in the Red Book. Children and adults can watch the demonstration feeding of animals and learn a lot about their behavior.
In the Kemeri National Park, in the central region of Latvia - Zemgale, there is a very rich flora and fauna, some of the plants are included in the Red Book of Latvia. This is a great place for walks and picnics, dog walks and bird watching and you can spend all day here. For technology lovers, a great pastime will be a visit to the exposition of the Museum of Retro Cars, which includes military and sports cars, cars made in Latvia, various cars and limousines from the 30s, including prominent party figures. presented.
For those who love sports and extreme sports
The town of Sigulda, which is called "Latvian Switzerland" because of its excellent ski slopes, one of which is run by the Latvian Olympic Center. There is a ski school that teaches the basics of skiing for adults and children.
A special feature of Sigulda is the bobsled track not only for athletes but also for those who are thirsty for adrenaline. In amateur downhill sledding, which can accommodate 4-5 people, reaches speeds of up to 80km/h. In summer you can ride a sled on wheels here, even for children. In addition to the above, not far from Sigulda there is a vertical wind tunnel, jumping with an elastic band and many adventure parks. You can also ride on the only air cable route in Latvia from Sigulda to Krimulda at high altitude.
In Riga you can find a unique project for laser tag, paintball park, parasailing, wakeboarding and windsurfing. Riga and other cities in Latvia are suitable for long cycling trips: comfortable sidewalks, pedestrian discounts and many fully equipped bicycle rentals. A popular route - from the Old Town to the end of Jurmala, will allow you to see the most beautiful buildings and enjoy the atmosphere of a European city.
The climate in Latvia is temperate, the coast is maritime, and the east is continental. The hottest month is July, on the beach the average daily temperature at that time is +20°C, in the continental regions -23°C. At night the air temperature in summer does not fall below 10°C. The coldest month is January, in the afternoon in January on the coast there are frosts of about -1°C, in the east - to -5°C, at night in the west of the country the air temperature in January drops to -6°C, in the continental regions - to -11°C, but sometimes 30°C frosts are observed. Precipitation reaches 500-800mm per year, mainly in late summer and autumn, when up to 80 mm of precipitation is observed per month. In summer the water warms up to +23°C.