The best thing about Latvia is that it is so compact. Its 500 km of sandy beaches are easily reached from historical towns, where medieval hanseatic foundations support baroque and art nouveau buildings, that become venues for cultural festivals during the summer.

Latvia is one of the European Union member states. Latvia is a signatory of the Schengen Agreement; accordingly there is no border control for persons entering from the European Union.

The people of Latvia are hospitable and cheerful; friendly and open towards visitors, and able to get on with anyone, as throughout the centuries they have gained a vast culture heritage.

Latvia is made unique by its two different worlds - the European metropolis Riga and the rest of Latvia - a rural environment with unspoilt nature, tranquil towns and a green environment. Therefore, an observant traveller visiting Latvia will find excellent opportunities for recreation!

If you want to know more:

Guide to Latvia
Official Latvia Tourism Portal
Riga Information website LiveRiga
Campaigne You wont believe itAerodium, Cosmos, Great Song Wars, Blue Cow
Official video - Sounds like Latvia