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The coast to the South of Unawatuna, especially between Weligama, Mirissa and Tissahamarama, is still untouched by mass tourism and offers beside laid back villages and secluded beaches some of the best surf spots on the island.
In this area the famous (original) stilt fishing men still can be found.

Polhena Reef 
Polhena is a sea bathing spot situated in the city limits of Matara. The reef, which encircles this spot, provides protection, because the water level within this area is shallow. There is a natural reef with lots of corals.Right in front of this spot there are Hotels, which cater to the local as well as the foreign tourist providing facilities for beach vacation. The sea is inviting, and the beaches extensive, wide and unpolluted. Plenty of scope for fishing, diving, and sea and sun sport.

Dondra Point
The Dondra Point is situated in the southern most point of Sri Lanka facing the Indian Ocean which is the main sea route between west and east. And the Northern most point is Point Pedro situated in Northern Province. The Dondra Point is important for its sea route.

River Nilwala
River Nilwala is the third longest river in Sri Lanka. It starts from the hill country in Deniyaya and Rakwana. It runs through Deniyaya town, Morawaka, Akuressa and reaches the city of Matara where it joins the Indian Ocean at Thotamuna.

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Devinwara (city of gods) 
Devinwara, the city of gods in Sinhala language is important for many reasons. First for its historical importance, and second for its religious importance, and third for its geographical importance. While some of the ruins in this area gives evidence to prove its historical importance, Devalaya or the Temple stands as a monument to prove its religious importance, and the Light House which stands about a quarter kilometer by the sea coast shows its geographical importance.