Its cosmopolitan capital is already a star on Europe’s city-break scene, but little Latvia has a lot more to offer curious tourists. Our map of Latvia will help you plan your adventure.
Sprinkled with snowflakes in winter and yet beautifully balmy in summer, Riga is the natural place to start exploring. Gothic spires and mustard-coloured townhouses have tourist cameras snapping in Vecrīga, the city’s historic centre, while refined concert houses and tacky underground nightclubs compete for the tourist buck after dark.
Elsewhere across the country, forests bursting with berries provide the backdrop for serene, cross-country road trips. But to see the Baltic at its best, just head west; wide bands of fine sand skirt much of the country’s coastline.