When talking about southern coast of Sri Lanka, you should not miss visiting the pristine beaches of Mirissa and Weligama. Especially if you are in search of the best surfing & whale watching in Sri Lanka.
If you come to Weligama and don’t go surfing, then you’ve made a huge mistake. The waves are perfect for beginners. It is a popular surfing hotspot and it is no surprise that tourists staying at close by coastal cities visit it as well. In fact, when it comes to the best things to do in Matara, heading to nearby Weligama for some surfing is recommended!
Going to Mirissa
It’s just a short tuk-tuk ride away from Weligama to Mirissa, one of the quietest beach hideaways along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Mirissa has found extra popularity as a whale watching hotspot among tourists. The peak season for watching whales is from December to march. It’s indeed an unforgettable trip to find giant blue whales, Fin whales, dolphins and more!
Where to stay
While having a fun time in these pristine beaches, you can stay in some of the beautiful beach hotels in Matara such as Soul Resorts and feast your eyes on blue turquoise waters and gorgeous sunsets during your stay.
Mirissa Beach – chilled out vibes
From gorgeous sunsets to crystal clear blue waters, especially the nightlife in Mirissa beach is a mellow affair just the way everyone likes!