Unspoilt beaches and magnificent waves: it’s the ultimate ‘hangout’ for surfers and travellers from around the world. Located on the South Eastern shoreline, ‘the Bay’ is possibly the ‘coolest’ little seaside town in Sri Lanka. Famed as one of the top ten surfing spots in the world, it attracts big talent. With several local and international events taking place in Arugam Bay, the best time to visit would be May to August during the season.
Apart from the waves, there is the lagoon, river, mangroves, jungle, rice fields and dunes to explore too.
Things to do
in Arugam Bay
Kumana National Park
Located at the eastern edge of Yala, Kumana is renowned for large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds - a paradise for birdwatchers.
If you fancy your turn on the board, there are many surf schools and qualified instructors to help you hit the waves safely.
This isolated monastic complex built in 246 BC offers scenic views. 26 km south, the drive alongside the jungle is rather exciting too.
Witness one of the oldest and biggest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka as the Sacred city of Kandy hosts an annual pageant which is an explosion of color and light, during the period of the Full Moon in August in which the Tooth Relic is paraded on an elephant back heralded by traditional instruments and troupes of dancers.
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