This section explores the regions of Latvia. A separate part is devoted to the towns of Riga and Jurmala – the most popular places of visit. Other regions and towns of Latvia will be highlighted in this section including information on how to get there and where to get hold of further information.
Heading from the centre to the periphery we will discover the regions lying to the north-east (in the direction of Estonia), to the east (in the direction of Russia and Belarus), to the south (in the direction of Lithuania) and to the west (towards the western coast) of Riga located at the heart of the country.
The historical names of the regions (Vidzeme, Zemgale, Kurzeme and Latgale) that you will often come across in other guides on Latvia are brought along with their geographical names.
In the North-East : Vidzeme
Vidzeme Coast (Saulkrasti, Limbazi, Salacgriva, Ainazi)
In the East: Zemgale and Latgale
In the South: Zemgale
In the West: Kurzeme