Gauja National Park is Latvia’s premier nature destination. Canoeing, cycling, and walking routes net the entire park. Paddling down the serene Gauja River is like drifting through a scenic postcard. The entire country’s stunningly green countryside offers a peaceful sense of stepping back in time, and its long stretches of white sandy beaches present a sense of other-worldliness. New campgrounds attract international campers who want a restful vacation in a serene, tranquil setting with modern amenities. Roads are well signposted even in the countryside.