Mirissa Sri Lanka
While the main focus in Mirissa is on beach life and surfing, many interesting places to visit are close by.
Tea- and rubber plantations, the market town of Matara and the Yala National Park with its exciting wildlife are just some examples to choose from.
Mirissa is known as one of the major surf points in Sri Lanka. Compared to Hikkaduwa surfing is still fun without real line ups and consistent waves.
Best times for surfinging in Mirissa is from October - March.
Yala National Park
Yala Nationa Park is one of the best parks in the world to observe and photograph leopards in the wild. With it considerable size, the terrain of the national park is varied from flat plains to rocky outcrops.
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.
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.