Located on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Weligama resonates the charm of an idyllic fishing village. Unbridled with rubber and coconut plantations, this quaint town is largely untouched by mass tourism and meanders along a stunning bay, dotted with rocky ridges and fringed with fine beads of golden sand.
Dense, green tropical gardens can be seen in abundance, as you wander along the narrow trails to get the feel of the local life. A few minutes’ drive takes you to the famous Stilt Fishermen – whose unique style of fishing has been passed on from generation to generation.
Spice gardens, natural sanctuaries, exotic wildlife and exciting boat rides along the bay await you when you travel to Weligama. Spend a day just roving around the stunning beach, or marvel at the denizens of the deep ocean when you embark on a diving excursion. Popular for its remarkable surf points and dive sites, seas off the Weligama Beach is home to an extraordinary collection of marine life – offering you the chance to see Blue Whales, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Stingrays, Angelfish, Parrotfish, and wide array of other marine life. If you are on a vacation in Matara, a trip to Weligama is a must.