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Travel Guide of Mirissa in Sri Lanka by Influencers and Travelers

Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 150 kilometres south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres above sea level.

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1 - Weligama

   6 km away

Weligama is a town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Matara District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The name Weligama, literally means "sandy village" which refers to the area's sandy sweep bay. It is approximately 144 kilometres south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 9 metres above the sea level.

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2 - Matara

   9 km away

Matara is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province. It is the second largest city in Southern Province. It is 160 km from Colombo. It is a major commercial hub, and it is the administrative capital and largest city of Matara District.

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3 - Safaris in Talpe

   22 km away

Udawalawe Safari Day Trip is for the tourists who stay at Hikkaduwa ,Rathgama, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa, Matara, Hiriketiya, Dickwella and and free pick-up & drop-off are included from these areas. If anyone is looking to explore wild safari with witnessing large group of Elephants & various kind of animals, then Udawalawe National Park is the most identical and famous place for that. This is one of the popular day excursions in Sri Lanka. Attractions & Activities • Enjoy Udawalawe National Park Jeep Safari • Visit Elephant Transit Home (ETH) • Visit (Optional) Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya (Ancient Rock Cave Temple) Inclusions • Free Pick-up & Drop-off • Private Transportation with English Speaking Driver-Guide • All entry fees • Safari Jeep • Breakfast • Lunch Key Points • Tour Starts from pick-up points at 4.30am, 6.00/6.30am & 9.30/10.00am. This is an All Inclusive package & No hidden costs.

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4 - Secret Beach Mirissa

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5 - Ahangama

   12 km away

Ahangama is a small town in the Principality of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. It is located within Southern Province.

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6 - Shore Excursions in Talpe

   22 km away

Our representative will meet you and Transfer to Udawalawe, Safari guide will take you to Udawalawe national park. Udawalawe main attraction is the large herd of Sri Lankan elephants who call it home. With a large area for them to roam, it is the best place in Sri Lanka to see Wild Elephants. Watch as these majestic, graceful, albeit playful giants interact with each other, following a complex social order within the herd. Spend the rest of the exciting tour exploring the best of this unique landscape, Mean time you can see some other animals and som different variety of birds too. Including a three hour Jeep Safari to see the beautiful elephants at the park. After finish our lovely safari tour we drop you to the Hotel you wish.

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7 - Koggala

   16 km away

Koggala is a small coastal town, situated at the edge of a lagoon on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.

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8 - Unawatuna

   26 km away

Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and known for its beach and corals.

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9 - Archaeology Tours in Midigama

   9 km away

You can explore the famous Matara city and attractive sites in southern area with the guidance of government qualified tour guide , Also you can enjoy the nice shady beaches during the tour.If you have any special requirements we always happy to customize the itinerary.

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10 - Galle

   30 km away

Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the provincial capital and largest city of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the capital of Galle District.

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11 - Tangalle

   37 km away

Tangalle is a large town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is one of the largest towns in southern province. It is located 195 km south of Colombo and 35 km east of Matara. It has a mild climate, in comparison to the rest of the district, and sandy beaches.

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12 - Boossa

   38 km away

Boossa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 123 kilometres south of Colombo and 12 kilometres north of Galle, immediately north of the mouth of the Gin Gaga.

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13 - Hikkaduwa

   46 km away

Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, about 17 km north-west of Galle and 98 km south of Colombo.

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Why should you visit Mirissa ?

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How to visit Mirissa ?

Mirissa, a small coastal town in Sri Lanka, has become increasingly popular over the years for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and incredible whale-watching opportunities. This tropical paradise is the perfect destination for those looking to unwind and soak up the sun while exploring the island's natural beauty.

To get to Mirissa, you can fly into Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city. From there, you can take a private taxi or bus to Mirissa, which is about a 3-4 hour drive depending on traffic. Alternatively, you can take the scenic train route along the coast from Colombo to Weligama, which is a short tuk-tuk ride away from Mirissa.

There are a few activities that you should book in advance when visiting Mirissa. If you want to go whale watching, it is best to book a tour in advance as they tend to fill up quickly during peak season (November to April). Additionally, if you plan to take a cooking class or go on a guided tour, it's a good idea to book these ahead of time to secure your spot.

The costs in Mirissa are relatively low, making it an affordable destination for travelers. Accommodations, meals, and activities are generally inexpensive compared to other popular tourist destinations. However, expect to pay higher prices for whale watching tours and other guided activities.

Some of the best things to do in Mirissa include relaxing on its pristine beaches, surfing the waves at the nearby Weligama Bay, and taking a sunset stroll along the picturesque Coconut Tree Hill. Don't forget to visit the iconic Parrot Rock for a breathtaking view of the coastline.

When it comes to dining, Mirissa offers a variety of local and international cuisine. For delicious Sri Lankan food, head to Dewmini Roti Shop, known for its mouth-watering rotis and kottu (a local dish made from chopped flatbread, vegetables, and spices). For a unique dining experience, visit Zephyr Restaurant & Bar, which offers a beachfront setting and a mix of local and Western dishes. Lastly, Little Red House serves up tasty vegetarian and vegan options that even non-vegetarians will enjoy.

For accommodations, Mirissa has a range of options to suit different budgets. Sunbeam Coral Villa is a cozy guesthouse that offers a friendly atmosphere and comfortable rooms at a reasonable price. For a more upscale experience, consider staying at the luxurious Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa, which boasts stunning ocean views and a peaceful ambiance. Those on a tighter budget may opt for JJ's Hostel, a popular backpacker hostel with both dorm and private rooms.

Off the beaten path: If you're looking for a unique travel experience in Mirissa, consider taking a guided bike tour through the nearby rural villages. This off-the-beaten-path adventure will give you a glimpse into local life, as you cycle past rice paddies, tea plantations, and traditional homes. You'll also have the opportunity to visit a local temple and learn about Sri Lankan culture and customs from your knowledgeable guide.

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East of Weligama Bay, about 150 kilometres south of Colombo, the small fishing village of Mirissa is home to some of the country's wildest and most beautiful beaches. There is nothing to disturb the peace and quiet of the travellers except the thundering of the Indian Ocean. Surfers have of course moved in to enjoy the waves but that's it. There are few buildings on the shore. Only coconut trees, fine sand and a lot of sun. The icing on the cake: the centre of Mirissa beach is relatively sheltered from the sea currents. Perfect for safe family swims. With such clear and inviting waters, you'll probably want to check out the aquatic life during your stay in Sri Lanka. Grab your mask and snorkel, and the exotic colourful fish, giant sea urchins and corals are waiting for you. Try to spot the amazing Boxfish, a yellow tropical fish shaped like a... cube! If you prefer to stay out in the open and are on site between November and May, take a small boat out to see the blue whales - the largest of the species - cruising offshore. If you're lucky, you may also see humpback and sperm whales. Sri Lanka is renowned for being one of the best whale watching spots in the world.

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