- Resort type: Country resort
- Landscape: Town, Riverside, Mixed Forest, Coniferous Forest, Hills
- What to do: Culinary Tourism, Downhill Skiing, Mountain Trails, Natural Parks & Reserves, Wellness Tourism, Historical & Architectural Monuments, Fishing & Spearfishing, Snowboarding, Shopping, SPA, Nightlife
Madona is a small Latvian city with the total area of 10 square kilometres situated in Madona Municipality in Vidzeme Upland in the east part of the country. It is 165 kilometres away from Riga and 60 kilometres away from Jekabpils.
Madona and its suburbs are an extremely popular winter resort in Latvia. Alpine slopes are good both for the beginners and for those who already have some experience in skiing. The highest peak here is the Gaizinkalns Mountain which is over 300 meters high. The tourists with children can use the services of animators and kids instructors. One can go snowboarding and sledding on this resort.
In summer, Madona becomes a centre of the ecological tourism. In the suburbs of the city, there are many rivers and lakes, including the famous Lubanas Lake. The tourists can collect mountain herbs or go fishing. A spa resort Marciena Manor is very popular with the tourists.
There is a wide choice of activities for the extreme tourists such as climbing, trekking and rafting. In some hotels, there are pools.
If you cannot imagine your holidays without excursions, you can take a study tour around the region and see Cesvaine Palace, Vecpiebalga Castle or Grasu Castle.
Clean mountain air and a favourable ecological situation attract the lovers of the wellness tourism. In some hotels, you will find wellness centres.
You will have a great shopping experience in Jekabpils and its malls SIA Sedumi or DEPO Majai Darzam.
The foodies will try Latvian delicacies in Krodzins Bura or enjoy pizza in Picerija Neapole.
At night, you can go to some bars in the hotels.