Unspoilt nature, pagan traditions, UNESCO heritage, pure food and 500 km of white sand beaches - this is a brief snapshot of Latvia. One of three Baltic States, Latvia is a one-of-a-kind mix of old and new, a bridge between the East and the West, and proud to celebrate its centenary in 2018.
Latgale is a region renowned for the sincerity and hospitality of its locals, the quality of its traditional cuisine, talented potters and craftsmen, and people of different faiths living side by side. It’s also known as the Land of Blue Lakes.
The region is best discovered at a leisurely pace, stopping to watch the birds take off into the skies, take a dip in an inviting, crisp blue lake and drop into a pottery workshop to buy a unique regional souvenir. Leave plenty of time to enjoy local cuisine like kļockas (hearty curd dumplings) and kuģelis (baked potato pie). Overnight at rural guest houses where you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sounds of nature. Locals are extremely welcoming and keen to share their stories.
Visit Latgale with an open heart and be ready to return with memories to last a lifetime.