To get to Jurmala, simply take a train and arrive at “Majori” station.
Jurmala is a stretched street along the coast with plenty of cafes and souvenir shops. However, prices in the same chain restaurant in Jurmala and Riga differ by one and a half times. It’s a resort, just as you wanted.
There are quite a few people on the streets in May. Especially in the morning: shops and cafes only start working from 11 o’clock.
The beach from this street is about 300 meters away. The beach, of course, is not tropical. It’s the Baltic Sea after all.
Goodness knows what to do on this beach.
Well, they play football.
They collect metal.
Who and why come here to swim is completely unclear. Only out of despair.
Probably better in summer.
Let’s return to the street. Wooden Jurmala.
The globe of Jurmala.
The city is clean.
There are bicycle lanes.
Surprisingly, there are many wealthy people living in Jurmala — both Latvians and Russians.
In such a cottage, apartments of 90 square meters cost 300,000 euros.
The surroundings are fairly well arranged.
Beauty. A house in Japanese style, they even planted sakura.
There is an amazing park nearby.
Children love climbing on all these structures.
The paths in the park are made of wooden planks. There are modern benches and trash bins.
In the middle of the park, among the trees, there is an observation tower.
If you walk a little further, the wealthy houses end and simpler ones begin.
There are even some very humble houses.
The urban planning is dissolving in the air. If you look for it, you can even find an abandoned Soviet sanatorium.
It resembles Pripyat.
Soviet playground for children.
Unique specimen: the only street sign in Russian language throughout the entire trip in Latvia.
They are planning to demolish the sanatorium. There used to be many of them in Jurmala, but now only a couple of them remain.
In general, there is absolutely nothing to do in Jurmala.