Tourist travel information about Latvia
Latvia is a country in northern Europe. It is one of the three Baltic States. Latvia is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus on the south east, and the Baltic Sea on the west. Forests cover more than one-third of Latvia’s land area. As forest covers the majority of the country, timber and wood products make up the country’s most important products. It has four national parks, 42 nature parks, 260 nature reserves, 355 nature monuments, seven protected marine areas, 24 micro reserves and a biosphere reserve.
The most famous tourist destination is Latvia’s capital, Riga, which is also a World Heritage Site. However, Latvia has many other great places to see, such as Liepaja with its unique former secret military town of Karosta, Kuldiga with Europe’s widest waterfall, and Cesis with its medieval castle ruins. Latvia also offers a well-preserved wild 500 km long sea coast, consisting mainly of white, soft sandy beaches. Forests, which cover approximately a half of Latvia’s territory, offer many nature trails and nature parks.