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About Mirissa

The south coast towns of Mirissa can be reached along the main coast road which gradually assumes a more relaxed air as it winds its way beyond Galle. Those travelling from the hill country head directly south past Uda Walawe game park. The southern railway can take you from Colombo to Matara (second-class seats only). When operational, the Air Taxi can land in Koggala and Dickwella. Helicopters are used by some more well-to-do travellers for airport transfers to Tangalle. Useful drive times include: Airport to Tangalle (6.5 hours); Colombo to Tangalle (5.5 hours); Galle to Mirissa (45 minutes); Galle to Tangalle (2 hours); Tangalle to Yala (2.5 hours); Dickoya to Tangalle (4.5 hours).


No beach is more magnificent than Mirissa, a crescent-shaped strip of beach flanked by green vegetation. Mirissa is popular for surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing and sea-kayaking. At Ahangama, Midigama and Weligama, surfers prowl the shores in search of some of the best waves in Sri Lanka. Matara is a bustling town possessing two Dutch forts and a decent Rest house. Three miles further on, Dondra Head, with its octagonal lighthouse, marks Sri Lanka's most southerly tip. Close-by to Matara you can enjoy the beaches of Polhena and especially Talalla, a gorgeous beach that remains relatively unknown. Dickwella is famous for its beaches and scuba diving. Tangalle offers a glorious, uninterrupted stretch of beach. Closer to Tangalle, seek-out the small and often deserted cove of Seenimodera (Sugar Bay). The southern coast also serves as an ideal base to explore the south's wildlife parks including Yala and Uda Walawe National Parks and Bundala and Kalametiya bird sanctuaries. Experience the ancient southern heritage with a visit to the Mulgirigala rock temple, Tissamaharama or the jungle shrine of Katragama.

Whale Watching...

Mirissa is a beautiful small rocky beach which is calm, relaxing and almost private. Whale and dolphins watching, Deep Sea Fishing, River Trips, Snorkeling and Bird watching are activities you could do while you travel in Mirissa Srilanka. These days much of tourist specially coming to Mirissa as it's very famous for whale watching. Indian Ocean off the Mirissa harbor you can watch the whales in November to April season During these months there is 95% chances of spottingSperm Whales and great chances of spottingBlue Whales as their migration path is just off Dondra Point.


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