A short ride from Rēzekne, Lake Rāzna (Latvia's largest by volume) is an epitome of tranquil beauty. Encircling it, Rāzna National Park is a quiet preserve protecting roughly 600 sq km of Latgale’s lakeland. Fishermen's villages around it were founded by Russian Old Believers, who gave them Slavic-sounding names. The park's information centre is located in Lipuški on the southern shore.
Čornaja bay, on the northern side of the lake, 15km from Rēzekne, is the base of Buruguru, which is how captain Andris Strutskis brands his operation involving himself and his ocean-going sailing boat. Unless you travel in a large group, it makes sense to inquire in advance about the possibility of sharing the sailing tour price with other tourists. The boat is also available as a romantic floating hotel, which comes way cheaper than sailing.