Many are drawn to Latvia’s cosmopolitan capital Riga, with the romantic cobbled streets of its historical Old Town, its amazing architecture and the odd interesting Soviet relic, it’s not hard to see why. As in Latvia’s other towns and cities, the welcoming residents are keen to share in the delights of their traditional markets, distinctive cuisine, and local festivals celebrating Latvian culture and natural events. With half of its land covered by forests, rivers and lakes, as a visitor to this stunning landscape you will be greatly rewarded for venturing further afield. Feel the power of Ventas Rumba, Europe’s widest waterfall, or meet the wild horses and cattle in Engure Lake Nature Park. Immerse yourself in nature whilst foraging for seasonal mushrooms and berries after a spot of canoeing. As well as all that, there is a 500km of coastline to explore, with everything from bustling beaches and quaint fishing villages to pine-fringed, secluded sandstone cliffs.