Balapitiya Sri Lanka
The open sparkling blue sea is ideal for surfing, snorkling or just relax on Balapitiyas golden beaches.
On the beach you can find romantic little coves offering privacy.
life here is deifetily quieter than at the nearby popular tourist resorts.
The Maadu river offers very popular boat trips down the river where you can arrange to visit temples, cinnamon estates and other nature resorts. This area is a preserved wild life sanctuary.
In the interior you can visit cinnamon estates where you can arrange to see the peeling, drying and stacking of some oth worllds best cinnamon..
In Meetiyagoda you'll find Sri Lankas only Moonstone mines.
Balapitiya has a few shops with cottage crafts that would interest the visitor. Ambalangoda and Aluthgama are offering bigger variety in shopping and not to mention Hikkaduwa , the most popular souvenir centre.