THINGS TO DO
Unawatuna is a town in southern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its coral reef and its palm-lined beaches, like Unawatuna Beach. Nestled in nearby jungle, the Japanese Peace Pagoda has a stupa with ocean views. The Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery south of town protects endangered species. North across the bay is the city of Galle’s fortified old town, founded by the Portuguese and expanded by the Dutch in the 17th century.
Whale watching is one of the many amazing activities
available along Sri Lanka's southern coast.
These enormous and magnificent creatures aren’t afraid to show themselves to the public and many different tours are established to offer the opportunity to sight these awe inspiring sea mammals.
Most major surf spots on Sri Lanka's South Coast can be reached within half an hour.
SNORKELING & SWIMMING WITH TURTLES
Swimming with turtles is an extraordinary experience,
It is magical to be present in the company of these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. In addition to the turtles, there are also many other beautiful fish one can encounter at the reef.
UNESCO HERITAGE SITE GALLE FORT
Visit The UNESCO site of Galle Fort, a fort built by the Portuguese and Dutch during the colonial period.
The fort and the immediate surrounding area is a beautiful combination of religions and traditions - influenced by the wide variety of cultures of the different people who have lived there over the years, as well as those currently residing there. It has recently developed into a hotspot for shopping, cafes, restaurants and bars making it a quaint blend of old and modern.
KOGGALA STILT FISHERMEN
An old and remote fishing technique is used in the Southern province
of Sri Lanka that is a sight worth seeing.
The fishermen's poles are created so that the fishermen can sit on them to fish in deeper waters. It is recommended to go there around 5pm as it combines sunset, ocean and Sri Lankan tradition in to one beautiful experience.