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Swimming Pools and Water Parks in Riga

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Riga is a historic city with moderate temperatures ranging from the 10Cs to the 20Cs during summer. Visitors and residents alike are lucky, as pools in Riga are usually open all seven days of the week and keep long hours.  They also tend to be part of larger sports clubs to offer more variety and are priced at 5 to 12 Lats based on duration of stay.  Riga even has a few water parks, ensuring that there are plenty of ways to make a splash in the city.

photo by ajari

Kipsala swimming pool is Riga’s largest and most popular.  It has eight 50 meter lanes, 2.2 to 2.3 meters deep.  Open on the weekdays from 0700 to 2230 and slightly shorter hours during the weekends.  Along with the pool there is also a café, small shop and a gym.

At the Joker club, early morning water aerobics and kid’s swim classes are offered in their large swimming pool equipped with a waterfall.  A number of relaxing activities are available, including massage, sauna and aroma sauna.  There are even three different temperature water baths for bathers to jump in, with temperatures ranging from cold to hot.

The Sportima is the biggest fitness club in the Baltics and it has a 25m indoor pool and sauna along with a basketball court and gym and exercise class area.  Keizarmezs swimming pool is a 25 m pool with four lanes, each 1.8 to 2.5 meters deep.  The ticket price also includes a Sauna and Turkish bath, along with two children’s pool.  There is also a hotel on the premises.

For more fun in the water there are a number of water parks.   Livu Akvaparks is Latvia’s largest indoor water park.  It’s equipped with a wavepool, outdoor pool, children’s pool and even a poolside bar.  Aqualandia boasts tons of different activities.  Land activities include table tennis, a kid’s playground and shops.  There’s a traditional Turkish bath but also a 100 meter artificial river.  Nemo is an open air water park situated slightly outside of Riga.  Waterslides and swimming pools abound and in the summer, the park turns into a concert ground.  In 2001, Sting performed there.

 

Hotels in Riga

Old Riga Palace Hotel-roomOld Riga Palace Hotel
Average Price: €32
Average Rating: 7.6

Maritim Park Hotel Riga-roomMaritim Park Hotel Riga
Average Price: €39
Average Rating: 8.5

Hotel Edvards-roomHotel Edvards
Average Price: €44
Average Rating: 8.5

 

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Tiffany's hobbies include swimming, yoga, traveling and watching far too much TV. She likes having her picture taken with various exotic animals.

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  1. Cloudy Pool Water says:
    June 26th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I’m planning to visit Latvia on this summer, and Livu Akvaparks seems to be great for me! The photos of Livu Akvaparks from internet look attractive and interesting. Will visit there and write a review about it after my summer trip :)

  2. Giana Forzareli says:
    August 30th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you for informing me on this great location to let loose. I have been looking for a great place to vacation for a while; finding multiple blogs that only discuss Disney World. I have spent most of my aquatic sports enjoyment at nc water parks. This year I think I am going to go on a multinational vacation. I hope to find a great time in Latvia. Thanks for the great post!


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