The second-widest waterfall in Latvia is Abavas Rumba. Its 1 m height might sound unimpressive but this is such a pleasant place for bathing in summer!
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A popular stop on the route from Riga to the gorgeous town of Kuldiga is Abavas Rumba – the second-widest waterfall in Latvia after the 249 m (up to 270 m) wide Ventas Rumba.
Abavas Rumba, though, is a lot less impressive. While the waterfall is some 30 to 35 m wide, it is just 1 m high.
Even more, this 1 m is not a single, abrupt step but a steep slope in the Devonian dolostone of Plavinas Formation. In some places the rock has many smaller steps, in some – it is almost a slide.
This might sound unimpressive, but Abavas Rumba is a really pleasant place to visit, especially in summer, when the water is warm.
One can find a cosy place in the stream and enjoy this natural spa.
In winter, when the water level is higher, Abavas Rumba may become less pronounced and sometimes it disappears altogether – there is just a powerful stream rushing ahead.
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