West Coast

Sri Lanka's west coast is a mélange of many parts and indeed it combines many seemingly disparate elements into a vivacious cultural stew, which evokes the islands colonial past and centers around Colombo’s cosmopolitan intentions. The closest destination to the Airport is the sea side town of Negombo, which is the combination of a busy, bustling city and a laid back coastal getaway, usually serving as a point of entry or exit due to its proximity to the airport. To truly get away from it all however, you will have to venture further North, to the Kalpitiya peninsula.A more isolated community, with sparsely occupied beaches and attractions like dolphin and whale watching. A short drive past the old town of Puttalam is the Wilpattu National Park, a wild life sanctuary teaming with bio-diversity and offering plenty to see and do. The Island's capital Colombo is a conduit between the northern part of the west coast and its south, the busy metropolis is the sort of thing you'd expect of any major city and at times it can be an overwhelming jumble, best experienced during its quieter moments. South of Colombo several beach side towns line the shoreline, each offering a slightly different version of a tropical getaway.Waduwa, Kalutara, Beruwala and Bentota offer an endless variety of beach side resorts, guest-houses and just about everything in-between. The islands west coast and surrounding areas cater to every persuasion and whether you stick to the sun and surf of the coast or venture inland, you’re sure to be greeted with customary hospitality and treated to the experience of uncanny discovery.

West Coast — West Coast

Kalutara Sri Lanka

Kalutara Sri Lanka

Kalutara is a city of interesting contrast, it is also one of the island's larger and busier coastal cities. With...

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Wadduwa Sri Lanka

Wadduwa Sri Lanka

A short drive from Colombo, the lovely little coastal town of wadduwa provides a welcome respite from the busycity. With...

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Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa is the island’squintessential beach getaway and is immenselypopular with backpackers and youngerrevelers. This bohemian enclave sports an extravagant selection...

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Ambalangoda Sri Lanka

Ambalangoda Sri Lanka

Ambalangoda is one of the busier more populated towns on the southern coast and though usually passed up in favourof...

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Balapitiya Sri Lanka

Balapitiya Sri Lanka

Balapitiya is in many ways the typical southern fishing village, where life ambles by at its own casual pace.With fantastic...

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Kosgoda Sri Lanka

Kosgoda Sri Lanka

Kosgoda has a lot of things going for it, beautiful beaches and excellent waters, theKosgoda Lagoon which is rich in...

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Ahungalla Sri Lanka

Ahungalla Sri Lanka

Ahungalla is a handsome little fishing enclave, tucked away approximately 15 kilometers south of Bentota and 40 kilometers north of...

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Induruwa Sri Lanka

Induruwa Sri Lanka

Located just 70km from Colombo Induruwa is a quiet little fishing village, with uncrowded beaches and warm, serene waters.The town...

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Bentota Sri Lanka

Bentota Sri Lanka

The scenic coastal town of Bentota is located approximately 65 km from Colombo and 56 kilometers north of Galle.Located on...

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Beruwala Sri Lanka

Beruwala Sri Lanka

Beruwala is an important cultural center, with the island's first Muslimpopulation having been establishedin the area somewhere during the eighth...

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