Located on Sri Lanka's picturesque South Coast, Weligama still offers the charm of an idyllic fishing village. Enjoy walks along uncrowded beaches, still untouched by mass tourism and be fascinated by the famous stilt fishing men.
But Weligama is more than beach life. Much more. Surrounded by rubber and coconut plantations, ancient temples and spice gardens, natural sanctuaries and exotic wildlife, Weligama offers something for everybody.
Another highlight is the traditional Devil Dance, a Southern Sri Lankan special. Known for its healing powers, Devil Dancers are invited to help speeding up the recovery process of illnesses. A great thing to watch and/or even participate.
The ideal location of Weligama makes it a great starting point for excursions along the South- and West Coast as well as for explorations of the National Parks.
Weligama is one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean with several famous surf points in walking distance. There is one Beach Break, the Weligama Beach Brake (best for beginners), Reef Brakes are Kabalana, Midigama, Ram's Point, Plantation Point and Two Secrets Point. Surf lessons, surf board hire and a surf camp provides all beginners or professionals are looking for.
Whale and dolphin watching is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a whale and dolphin watching excursion.
Be amazed what a coconut tree all provides for. Its not only coconuts but fibre which is traditionally used for mats, ropes and nets. A great insight in a classic craft.
Not only for the health conscious. Be amazed by the variety of fruits including 20 different types of bananas. All organic and available as pure fruits, jams, juices and tasty food in their own restaurant.
Since ancient times Sri Lanka is well known for its natural riches and this includes the rubber trees. Watch the process from collecting the fresh sap to the export-quality pure rubber.
Be scared or charmed by these creatures which are displayed in their natural habitat. Experienced guides will explain all there is to know about Sri Lankan snakes.
The gems of Sri Lanka have been famous since Biblical times. It was to Sri Lanka the Island of Gems, that King Solomon sent emissaries to procure the jewel which won him the heart of the Queen Sheba. The best gems to buy in Sri Lanka are sapphires and rubies, although you can also find exquisite cat's eyes, spinels, aquamarines, blue topaz, garnets, tourmalines, amethysts, zircons, moonstones and alexandrites.