Mirissa Sri Lanka
Travel & Accommodation Guide
Another destination for independent travelers and surfers on Sri Lanka's South Coast is Mirissa. A small fishing village with a beautiful beach and excellent surf points.
While the main focus in Mirissa is the beach, it is a good starting point for excursions, especially to the Yala National Park.
A short distance to the interior you can find rubber and coconut plantations, ancient temples and spice gardens.
Another highlight is the traditional Devil Dance, a Southern Sri Lankan special. Known for its healing powers, Devil Dancers are invited to help speeding up the recovery process of illnesses. A great thing to watch and/or even participate.
Mirissa has a lot of small charming restaurants, most of them directly on the beach. Fresh seafood, traditional Sri Lankan meals and international specialties are available at reasonable prices.
The accommodation offers in Mirissa range from friendly, family run guesthouses to small, boutique-style hotels.
Mirissa, Sri Lanka is located 185 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 150 km from Colombo.
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