Jurmala

Spas

share
Jūrmala has a long tradition as a spa resort. Although nobles from Kurzeme made use of its pristine white sandy beaches as early as the 17th century, the first full-fledged spa wouldn’t open until 1838 at the behest of Tsar Nicholas I. Bad Kemmern, now Ķemeri, was the first of many spas to open in the area that now comprises Jūrmala. Soon wealthy city folk from Riga would flock to this narrow spit of land sandwiched between the sea and the River Lielupe. At first they arrived by steamboat, but eventually, in 1877, the railway reached Ķemeri and its popularity soared. Visitors took advantage of mud baths, tried therapeutic mineral and seawater treatments and simply enjoyed the fresh air while taking a stroll along the beach. When swimming finally became fashionable, the sea itself became the impetus for a trip to Jūrmala. The town even allowed men and women to bathe on the same beaches as early as 1881!
Spas and wellness centres mushroomed during the First Latvian Republic and during the Soviet era major hotels and rehabilitation centres tempted holidaymakers from all over the USSR to choose Jūrmala as a vacation destination. Today, many of these outdated buildings have been renovated and modernised to accommodate even the most demanding spa-goers. Have a dietician watch your weight, heal your sinuses in a salt room, take a mud bath or simply pamper yourself with a massage or a dip in a heated swimming pool – all for a fraction of what it would cost in Western Europe.

Refine your search

Choose Categories
Show all categories
What to do
- Bicycle rental
- Saunas
- Spas
- Tennis courts
- Water parks
- With the kids
Choose Categories
What to do
Bicycle rental
Saunas
Spas
Tennis courts
Water parks
With the kids
Choose Amenities
Show all
Credit Cards
Fitness centre
Restaurant
Sauna
Swimming pool
Wellness
Wi-fi
Choose Amenities
Credit Cards
Fitness centre
Restaurant
Sauna
Swimming pool
Wellness
Wi-fi
Submit

Associated Venues

Put our app in your pocket
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE
Top