Ainazi Bound Riding the Bus from Riga

Ainazi Bound Riding the Bus from Riga

As I boarded the bus in Riga, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement for my journey to Ainazi. This small town on the Baltic Sea coast may not be the most popular tourist destination, but it held a special place in my heart as it was where my grandparents grew up. I had heard countless stories about this quaint little town from them and now I was finally going to experience it for myself.

The bus ride from Riga to Ainazi took approximately two hours, which gave me plenty of time to sit back and take in the beautiful Latvian countryside. As we drove through lush green fields, charming villages and picturesque forests, I couldn’t help but feel tranquil and at peace. It was a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of city life.

But as we got closer to Ainazi, my anticipation grew even stronger. The road began winding through rolling hills until we reached the coast where Ainazi sits majestically overlooking the sea. It was like stepping into a postcard – quaint houses with colorful roofs lined up along pristine beaches.

As we pulled into the bus station, I could already see why my grandparents were so fond autobuss Rīga Ainaži of this place. The air smelled fresh and salty, and there was an energy that enveloped me as soon as I stepped out onto its streets.

I decided to start exploring by foot since everything in Ainazi is within walking distance. My first stop was at Marina Park – a lovely green area lined with benches overlooking the harbor where fishing boats bobbed gently in sync with sea waves. It was enchanting.

Next up on my list was visiting Stables Market – a traditional open-air market known for its variety of local produce including fresh fish caught right here in Ainazi’s waters. The lively atmosphere filled with vendors selling their goods reminded me of bazaars back home.

I also made sure to take some time strolling along Kāpu iela (Fisherman’s Street) – a charming cobbled street that runs parallel to the sea. The quaint houses with their wooden shutters and boats tied up along the sidewalk made for a perfect photo opportunity.

One of the highlights of my trip was visiting Ainazi’s main attraction – its beautiful sandy beaches. Unlike other crowded touristy beaches, Ainazi’s were quiet and serene. I spent hours relaxing on its shores, soaking in the warm sun and taking dips into the refreshing Baltic Sea.

Another must-visit spot in Ainazi is Skuru Lighthouse – standing tall at 30 meters, it offers breathtaking views of the town and sea below. After climbing up its 120 steps, I couldn’t help but admire how far this little town had come from being a small fishing village to a lively tourist destination.

As my day came to an end, I hopped back onto the bus headed towards Riga. As I looked back at Ainazi one last time, I realized how much this little town had charmed me. The bus ride may have been just two hours long but my memories of Ainazi will last a lifetime.