Hang out in a hammock in Tangalle, with a sea breeze in the air, and a lean back and comfy ambience. Head for the sea in search of Blue Whales and Dolphins in Marissa. Smart it out in Unawantuna. Dine in old Colonial Galle. Flow down the coast. It’s a treat.

If you should stay at one beach, while it is still secluded, it should be Tangalle at the eastern part of the south coast. Not much to do here, but kilometers of still wild yet crispy fine golden sand beaches, with a chance to see big green turtles laying eggs in the moonlight. Yes, they come all the way to shores and then dig a safe hide out near the mangroves to lay their tiny pingpong balls look alike eggs. If it is not full moon, then you may visit a turtle hatchery nearby.

Tangalle is the easternmost beach scape on the south coast. From here it is not far to Udawalawe National Park with its impressive elephant herds. An hour to the west and you are in Mirissa, known for an outstanding chance to see blue whales. The best weather here is from October to April, where the is sea calm and sun abundant, but you can go here all year, if a bit rough sea and a few showers do not bother you. In European summer from May to September the east coast in Trincomalee and Arugum Bay is better.

Tours in Tangalle


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