The world renowned realm of blue whales
Where ocean’s giants roam free
A small town on the South coast of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is regarded as the closest point to where Blue whales gather. Others such as Bryde’s whales, sperm whales, killer whales, pilot whales, and four kinds of dolphins (spinner dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, striped dolphin, Risso’s dolphin) can also be spotted offshore. Water sports facilities such as sailing, fishing, coastal cruises, river trips, sea kayaking, snorkelling and boating are also there for those looking for other activities.

The weather is generally fine, but the best time to visit Mirissa is from December to February.
Places to visit
in Mirissa
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Take a boat ride to watch pods of dolphins and whales in their natural habitat; many varieties thrive in the waters off Kalpitiya.
Coconut Tree Hill
Walk to this much sought after location, made famous by instagram, to understand why this protruding grove of coconut is so very special.
Secret Beach
A small, relatively private cove, the Secret Beach may no longer be quite a secret, but its secluded charm is still incredibly perfect.
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