Hands down, the Taka Spa is the best Spa in Riga to me. It might seem tiny, but the moment you step in, relaxation kicks in immediately. Because of the relatively small rooms, you never get a sensation of crowdedness, you rarely meet other people on your way and the pool area does not disturb you with a super loud waterfall (what is it with these noise generators in spa halls anyway?). It is just quiet enough with the usual spa music. The sauna area might not have the cold water bucket but just a shower, but that is easy to forgive as you get a soap scrub that smells delicious in return, handed on a plate. It feels amazing on your skin while sweating at 90 degrees centigrade. The couple treatment is happening on the second floor in a
The thorough reader of my website might have learned that I like Spas. Riga has ridden the wellness wave well, and has enriched the city’s relaxation opportunities with a decent amount of Spas, a few of which I already had the privilege to visit. Let me introduce these to you, but keep in mind: I never went there alone, but took my girlfriend with me every single time. That’s why I will keep the couple experience in focus. I will dedicate a full post to every spa for an easier review digest. Enjoy!
Once you have been to Riga, just try making a top 5 of places or events you have been to. You will find that it’s beyond hard to leave stuff out past these 5 places, as it is such an overwhelming lot to like there. This list is super subjective, and yours might look entirely different of course, but that makes it nonetheless enticing.
Riga has changed over the past years. Since my first visit in 2012, a whole lot of the city has been modernised, made more attractive for tourists as well as for commuters. If you come to see the city for the first time this year, you could absolutely tell at first glance that it is a European city, with a European heritage.