Top 10 Things to do in Koggala, Sri Lanka

November 26, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Koggala is a small coastal town, situated at the edge of alagoon on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Koggala is bounded on one side by a reef, and on the other by a large lake, Koggala Lake, into which the numerous tributaries of the Koggala Oya drain. It is approximately 139 kilometres (86 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the sea level.
Restaurants in Koggala

1. Sri Lanka Tours with Dinesh

Koggala, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 44 reviews

Sri Lanka Tours with Dinesh

Hello, I'm Dinesh Suranga and working since 12 years as a Tour Guide and a Driver. I speak perfect German and English Languages. my vision is provide Tour & Travel facilities arround in Sri Lanka with reasonable rates by promoting vacations to individuals, couples, families and privat groups. therefore we arrange all Day Tours, Round Tours, Wild Safari, Eco Tours and more options as you wish.I would like to introduce to you the life and culture of the people's in our country and to show you all the sights.also i organize your Airport tranfer.

Reviewed By ChristopherB9HI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Wir haben Dinesh's Nummer von einer Freundin gekriegt und einige Zeit vor unserem Urlaub mit, super einfach, per Whatsapp Kontakt aufgenommen. Dinesh spricht super Deutsch!
Vorab haben wir auf seiner Internetseite einen groben Überblick gekriegt, was einzelne Touren beinhalten und konnten somit unsere individuelle Erlebnisliste zusammen stellen. Hat von Anfang an alles super geklappt, er hat uns vertraut, wir haben ihm vertraut - alles bestens. Wir hatten eine 5 tägige Tour mit so vielen unglaublich schönen Erlebnissen. Wir haben 7500 Stufen zum Adam's Peak erklommen, Rotte auf dem offenem Feuer gebacken, unglaubliche Tempel gesehen, eine wahnsinns Safari erlebt und noch vieles mehr. Dinesh hat auch ziemlich schnell gemerkt, dass er uns mit kulinarischen Sachen begeistern kann und hat immer am Straßenrand gehalten um uns Sachen zu zeigen und zu kaufen.
Alles in allem kann ich Dinesh und sein ganzes Team wärmstens weiter empfehlen, er hat diesen Urlaub zu etwas ganz Besonderem gemacht, wofür wir ihm sehr dankbar sind.
Hoffentlich bis irgendwann mal, hier in Deutschland!

2. Handunugoda Tea Estate

Tittagalla, Ahangama 80650, Sri Lanka +94 77 771 3999
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4.5 based on 401 reviews

Handunugoda Tea Estate

Reviewed By Patty W - Ogden, Utah

I had no idea there were so many different types of tea. The factory was very interesting. It was quite educational to see how they process the tea. They have a little store where you can taste all the teas and buy the ones you like. It was a very beautiful tea plantation. I also liked seeing the rubber trees and feel the sap.

3. Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery

Matara Road | Between posts 128km and 129km, Habaraduwa 80630, Sri Lanka +94 77 783 6115
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3.5 based on 263 reviews

Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery

Reviewed By Mars1964 - Minnesota

Small farm crested to protect the endangered turtles.
Eggs collected and buried in the sand until they hatch.
Reared in ponds before releasing
Of the 8 different varieties of turtles in the world 5 are found here.
All turtles lay 105 eggs 6 times a year.
So much to learn from the guides. Well worthwhile stopping to learn more.

4. Sri Lanka Midigama Tours

Uswatta, Denuwala, Midigama, Matara 80650, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 33 reviews

Sri Lanka Midigama Tours

Reviewed By Pascale B - Antwerp, Belgium

We booked Ranjith to drive us from Una Watuna to Uda Walawe which took about 2,5-3hours. He charged us a fair and good price for this trip. Airco van was comfortable and clean. He drove safely and chill with some music on. We had very much the impression he liked what he did. Everything went smooth till drop off. Definitely someone to call or contact if you need a just price-quality service / transport.
We booked via him to bring us from Uda Walawe to Bandarawela (Ella). This was not with Ranjith himself but with one of his friends. Apparently there has been a miscommunication between Ranjith and this new driver since the latter asked for more money in the end, because he misunderstood about our final destination and did not got the info as we had the impression. Nonetheless he understood this - we also showed him the evidence of the whatsapp correspondance - and he was not upset nor pushy towards us. Apart from this little inconvenience everything went smooth and honest. No reason not to look into the possibility of booking Ranjith though.

5. Surf School Sri Lanka

Amara Villa, Kathaluwa, Ahangama, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 40 reviews

Surf School Sri Lanka

Surf School Sri Lanka offers you an amazing combination of the highest possible levels of surf coaching in some of the most user friendly surf conditions on the planet. We offer excellent accommodation options where the surf is on your doorstep and our practise and chill centre is unlike anything worldwide.

Reviewed By mke_300

I attended surf school for 7 days and it was totally worth it. Thanks their good coaching system with video analysis of Surfing lessons, balance board, Surfing technique, and various speeches, I really improved my Surfing. Coaching outside and inside the water was very good, they really go into details about problems you have and always find answers to it.
Keep up the good work!
Cheerio, Big Wave Mike

6. Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala)

Mathara Road, Koggala 80630, Sri Lanka +94 77 311 1365
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4 based on 72 reviews

Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala)

The "Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery" is a non - profitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. The "Turtle Farm" is situated in Koggala (southern part of Sri Lanka - Galle District) near to the beautiful beach. That is 12km from the Galle - Matara main road. The center was started in 2010 and up to now we have released more than 100,000 Turtles.

Reviewed By Linconshire couple - Boston, England

A very small place with around 10-12 pools with various types of turtles. Some are awaiting return to the sea after treatment, others been rescued following injuries. Also have a hatchery and for an extra 1000 rupees you can release one to sea. Guides show you round and pass on their knowledge, tip expected!!

7. Japanese Peace Pagoda

Rumassala, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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4.5 based on 748 reviews

Japanese Peace Pagoda

Reviewed By mikeclapham92 - Ja Ela, Sri Lanka

The Japanese Peace Pagoda stands prominently on a small hill overlooking the ocean. Painted brilliant white, it is highly visible for miles. This beautiful structure was built by Japanese Buddhist monks in 2005, paid for by the people of Japan and opened to the public by President Rajapaksa. It was built as a peace temple for the people of Sri Lanka at a time when the civil war was raging. It also commemorates the loss of 16 Japanese students at Yala in the 2004 tsunami.
There is no doubt that it is a peaceful place to walk around and provides a good view of the ocean and glorious sunset. There is a little sign warning you to remove your shoes, not to eat or smoke nor to use your mobile phone. There is a Buddhist shrine next to the pagoda and you are allowed in if appropriately dressed. It is free to enter but donations are expected.

8. Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Galle 80000, Sri Lanka +94 72 241 9520
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Reviewed By carlislechris327 - Carlisle, United Kingdom

If you are visiting Galle by train please don't fall for the scam involving a so called "Government Owned" Tuk Tuk tour of Galle. We were approached immediately after arriving at the train station at 11:30 am by a seemingly very friendly and helpful guy who said he worked at the station who told us that the fort at Galle wasn't open until 2pm (a complete lie) and would we like a tuk tuk tour of the Galle area - and it would be much cheaper in an official run tuk tuk with a meter. Stupidly we agreed and after a sham of the tuk tuk driver taking an opening meter Reading off we went on a "tour" of Galle, which included a temple, an attempt to get us to visit a spice garden, the Turtle sanctuary and the stick fishermen. On returning to the fort at Galle the driver simply made a figure up and tried to charge way over the odds. We argued like hell and got the price down to around $35 but felt completely tricked - so don't be fooled into doing this. The driver was actually a nice guy but it did spoil our day. So never get into a Tuk Tuk without agreeing the price first

9. Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka +94 91 2 283427
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Reviewed By Kasun S - Colombo, Sri Lanka

if you're around Koggala, you should not miss this place. entrance is Rs50 for locals and Rs200 for foreigners, legendary Martin Wickramsinghe's house and museum.

10. Koggala Lake

Koggala 80506, Sri Lanka +94 77 890 4815
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4 based on 99 reviews

Koggala Lake

Koggala Lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Sri Lanka. A number of Islands are scattered in the lake among which the Temple Island, Modol Doova, Bird Island and the Cinnamon island are the most famous. The lake is rich in birdlife and mangroves and is a major attraction for tourists.

Reviewed By IAmAGlobalNomad - Melbourne, Australia

What a huge disappointment- overpriced, terrible & a waste of time.
We only wanted to go to cinnamon island & do the fish feeding- turns out these are both on the one island but at different ends of the tiny island .
The fish feeding was good.
Cinnamon island was a waste of time - there is only a few plants.
Very annoying- waste of time and money
This is a tourist trap!!

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