Talpe Sri Lanka
The soft sandy beach of Talpe are perfect for sunbathing and strolling. Watch memorable sunsets and enjoy open waves for exciting surfing and the reef for snorkeling. What about unforgettable moonlight swim in the natural swimming pools protected by the small coral reef?
Talpe is a perfect gateway for your surf explorations of Sri lanka's South and West Coast. There are some excellent reef breaks close by. Most major surf spots on Sri Lanka's South Coast can be reached within half an hour.
Shopping & Nightlife
While Talpe is a very relaxed place you can find more excitement one kilometer away in Unawatuna with beach parties and an active nightlife.
Shops and supermarkets can be found in Unawatuna and Galle.
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.
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.