What will happen?
Riga Sauna and hot tub is located 2 kilometers from Riga Old town, which takes approx. 25 minutes by walk. For an extra cost, we can organize one-way or return transfers. You can rent only the sauna or together with the hot tub. At a time 5-6, people will feel comfortable inside the sauna, thus if a group is larger than 6 we advise renting a sauna together with the hot tub.
At the time you arrive, the sauna and a hot tub will be ready, so you can hop into a hot tub or use the sauna straight away. The whole activity from the moment you arrive, until you leave, takes 3 hours. If you think that 3 hours won`t be enough, you can rent a sauna for a longer time (please let us know in advance to avoid a situation when a Riga sauna and a hot tub are booked by some other group). If you are on your Riga Stag do or with a larger group, you can rent a sauna/hot tub all day. This might be a good idea, especially in summer because of the many additional activities you can book. Some of the additional activities are – renting kayaks, and SUP boards, and going on a one or two-hour trip down the river with a floating sauna on which you can make a BBQ while sipping a beer. There is also a wakeboard park 100 meters from the Riga sauna.
You can bring your food and drinks to the sauna. There is a charcoal grill if you like to cook sausages, shashlik, and chicken thighs or make some burgers and hot dogs. For an extra cost of 5 EUR per person, we can deliver charcoals, flammable liquid, and all necessary accessories and utensils.
What you need to know before visiting the Riga sauna and a hot tub
- Please take towels and swimwear with you. Slippers/flip flops in summer are recommended but not mandatory. In winter it is necessary to take slippers/flip flops with you.
- There is no shower on site. We recommend swimming in a river (in summer) or dipping into a river (in winter) and soaking up with a towel, before leaving the sauna. There is a shared shower in the territory of a pier, located 100 meters from the Riga sauna. As there is only one shower, we do not advise it for the groups as it will take a long time.
- Riga floating sauna is built on pontoons and is docked, therefore it does not float anywhere.
- The hot tub is located on the ground, about 7 meters from the sauna. The hot tub will be filled up with water from the Daugava river. In the countryside of Latvia, this is a very common thing (to use the water from the lake/river) which is nearby the hot tub. The water is clean but by the colour, it is darker, than the water from a tap. Thus the hot tub experience is closer to rural Latvia than the jacuzzi of some SPA hotels.
- Riga sauna and a hot tub can be booked all year round and is even more perfect in winter when the outside temperature is negative.
Renting Riga sauna in summer
Although the main attraction is a sauna and hot tub, there are many additional activities you can do there. If you book a Riga sauna and hot tub in the summer, you can rent one or a few SUP boards and/or kayaks. You can leave near the sauna and share with your friends, so while some are in the sauna or in a hot tub, some can make a race with kayaks or try SUP yoga. If you feel lazy about any physical activity, you can rent a floating terrace for one or two hours with a captain. You can have some beer and cock food while cruising around some of the islands of the Daugava river. For those who want to have a more active experience, we can offer wakeboarding or flyboarding. Please let us know if you decide to book any of those activities, as they need to be booked in advance.
For an extra cost, you can purchase a sauna whisk, essential oils (citrus, eucalyptus, birch, pine, lavender, peppermint, and cinnamon oils), as well as rent towels, sauna hats and bathrobes. There is a charcoal grill available on site. Please note that there are no utensils, cutlery or charcoal. You can either buy in advance and bring it with you or for an extra 5 EUR/pp order a BBQ set. That includes paper plates, plastic/wood forks, plastic glasses, spoons, bowls, grilling baskets, metal skewers, cast iron pan, charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, matches/lighter, knives, paper towels, tongs and spatulas. You can bring your food and drinks to a sauna and we recommend buying everything in advance.
Why the price is higher if a solo traveller, couple or a smaller group of people use the sauna/hot tub?
We write `price from 30 EUR/pp` because that is the lowest possible price available and is valid if a group of 8 or more people use sauna/hot tub. You can imagine that it takes the same time to heat up sauna/hot tub no matter how many people are using it.
If you are less than 8 people, options can see below:
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 125 EUR
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 180 EUR
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 75 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 100 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 50 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 70 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 45 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 55 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 40 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 45 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 35 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 40 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 30 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 34 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna – 27 EUR per person
- 3 hours rent of sauna/hot tub – 30 EUR per person
Remember that sauna is not only fun, but it is good for your health. It relieves stress, cleanses the skin, relaxes muscles and soothes aches/pains in both muscles and joints, thus helping you to recover faster.
FAQ: Riga Floating Sauna and a Hot Tub
What is the Sauna?
Sauna is a room or a building which is made with the primary purpose to make a hot and dry or wet air, causing the sweating of a body. There are two types of saunas – dry saunas and wet or steam saunas. The main difference between both models is the temperature and humidity. In steam baths, heating takes place at 50-60 ° C with a relative humidity of 60-70%, but in dry saunas - at 70-110 ° C and between 5-25% humidity.
What is the Hot tub?
The hot tub is used outdoors in the fresh air and, instead of hot air, you use 38-45 degrees of hot water to heat your body.
What do I need to take with me to the sauna?
To Riga floating sauna, you need to take swimwear, flip flops and a towel. You can bring your drinks and food as there is also a BBQ set to cook food.
What are the benefits of taking a sauna?
The main benefit of taking a sauna is improving the health condition. The sweating, caused by the sauna, removes toxins from one’s body and heat also serves as a muscle relaxant and muscle pain reliever. Still, we cannot deny that relaxing and having great with your friends would be less pleasant.
What are the benefits of taking a hot tub?
The main benefit of taking hot tubing is an effective means of improving blood circulation, helping to cure rheumatic pain and various diseases of the nervous system. Besides, it is just a pleasant and exciting recreation.
When is the best time to take a sauna?
One can`t distinguish the best time to take a sauna. The Riga floating sauna can be done at any time of the day and on any day of the year. To some, it might be a cold winter night when after the sauna you can dip into the river. To others, a sunny afternoon in summer when you chill with your friends and make a BBQ just next to the sauna.
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