Saulkrasti Tourism

Saulkrasti (; German: Neubad) (in translation from Latvian - Sun shores) is a town in Latvia, which lies on the east coast of Gulf of Riga. It stretches across 17 km from Lilaste river to Zvejniekciems village including. The town itself spans across 48 square kilometres (19 sq mi), and includes 42 square kilometres (16 sq mi) of field and forest territory. The towns motto – "The town closer to the Sun. Town which carries the name of the Sun". The coat of arms of Saulkrasti represents the four rivers (white stripes) Inčupe, Pēterupe, Ķīšupe, Aģe, and five villages (green stripes) – Bādciems, Katrīnbāde (Pabaži), Pēterupe, Neibāde, Zvejniekciems. The top parts represent the sea and the sun. Saulkrasti carries its present name since 1933, when the villages of east coast of Gulf of Riga were merged into one common municipal structure, and since 1991 it is a town. An EU funded bypass of the main A1 Motorway between Riga and Tallinn was completed in 2007, which will reduce through traffic, noise pollution and the large amount of lorries. Saulkrasti is the home to the annual Saulkrasti Jazz Festival.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Saulkrasti in Latvia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Saulkrasti like a local. The nearest major city to Saulkrasti is Riga. Add Riga to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia, Riga Town Hall Square, House Of Blackheads. Also, to reach Saulkrasti, you'll have to take a flight to Riga; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Saulkrasti.

Saulkrasti is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Saulkrasti before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 38.93 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.66 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.56 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.69 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.92 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25.75 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.53 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Saulkrasti for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saulkrasti.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.1 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.99 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.2 (High)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.63 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.84 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.87 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.5 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.71 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.84 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.96 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Saulkrasti is 143.88 (High)

    • Safety Index 62.62 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 39.96 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.69 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.57 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 59.08 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.93 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Saulkrasti

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.96 USD

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