Koggala / Ahangama Sri Lanka
Koggal and Ahangama are catering for all tastes. Great surf breaks, uncrowded beaches and an amzing wildlife just a few minutes from the sea.
In the Ahangama area are some excellent reef breaks that are well worth investigating.
The surf conditions in Ahangama are ideal for beginners, too. If you want to learn surfing you can hire a local instructor and get started right away.
Early morning offshores are best and the sun does not get in your eyes.
Ten minutes walk from Koggala is the tiny village Kathaluwe, where about 300 meters off the main road you'll find the famous Giniwella temple, well known for its murals and for the preserved first printing press, brought by the Dutch to Sri Lanka.
You can spend hours exploring the famous Dutch fort, go shopping at one of the oldest markets of Sri Lanka and the modern shopping complexes or you can enjoy the feeling of "the good old times" at one of the colonial-style hotels and restaurants.
Koggala is more popular for its scenic river and the lake scattered with islets including the legendary Madol Doova ( mangrove islet), which has become famous by the book written by the internationally renowned Martin Wickramasighe. An ideal surrounding for bird watching, boat trips and canoeing.