Latvia became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991 but it wasn’t until 2003 that the Latvians discovered the secret nuclear bunker that had been built near Ligatne. A refuge for KGB and Latvian Soviet government officials in the event of a nuclear war, the site is now open to visitors. Containing most of the original furniture and fittings, it’s easy to imagine what it might have been like if an extended stay had become necessary!
The Baltic coast is blessed with many sandy beaches – ideal for a bit of rest and relaxation. Alternatively, the Sigulda Adventure Park ‘Tarzans’ is the largest in the Baltics. With facilities including a toboggan track, catapult, climbing wall, gigantic Tarzan swing, tube slides and bungee trampolines, this is a great place to burn off excess energy and have loads of fun.