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A spectacular stretch of coastline next to Mirissa

The roads leading into Weligama, edged by the sea, are lined by the famous Sri Lankan stilt fishermen, who sit perched above waves like curious-looking birds. Go on a fishing trip in a traditional catamaran with a local fisherman, or visit the stilt fishermen and see if you can balance above the ocean as they do. The abundant water-sports available should also be on your hit list – surfing is particularly good here.

Fun Facts

  • The American writer Paul Bowles lived on Taprobane Island for four years, during which time he wrote the novel Spider's House.

Experiences & Things to Do at Weligama

Deep sea fishing - Weligama -  Sri Lanka In Style
Deep sea fishing

Board a boat especially set up for deep sea fishing, where you’ll be accompanied by experienced skippers to guide you.

Overnight whale watching - Weligama -  Sri Lanka In Style
Overnight whale watching

Head off on an overnight whale watching trip aboard Jade, a catamaran with four cabins able to accommodate 8 guests.