Top 9 Things to do in Weligama, Sri Lanka

November 8, 2017 Joeann Galban

Weligama (Sinhalese: වැලිගම, Tamil: வெலிகாமம்) is a town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Matara District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The name Weligama, literally means "sandy village" which refers to the area's sandy sweep bay. It is approximately 144 kilometres (89 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 9 metres (30 ft) above the sea level.
Restaurants in Weligama

1. Sri Lanka Midigama Tours

Uswatta, Denuwala, Midigama, Matara 80650, Sri Lanka
Excellent
91%
Good
3%
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3%
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3%
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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.

2. Handunugoda Tea Estate

Tittagalla, Ahangama 80650, Sri Lanka +94 77 771 3999
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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1%
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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. Mirissa Beach

Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
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2%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Mirissa Beach

Reviewed By MrsDeeW

Lots of bars and restaurants - plenty of shade under the palms. Sea is spectacular with mighty waves - hence all the surfers. A lovely place to relax and unwind.

4. Snake Farm

Horagoda Rd, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka +94 77 796 8320
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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2%
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4.5 based on 147 reviews

Snake Farm

Reviewed By Becca G

Very interesting and educational. We saw numerous snakes including 3 types of Cobras and we got to hold a few none venomous snakes.
The guy was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. I'm glad that the snakes are released back into the wild at Yala national park after 2 week's as I feel that the snake farm is now more a tourist attraction then a place for research.
The only complaint I have is it was a quite distressing seeing the guy antagonize the poor cobras. He was clearly doing it for us so we could see the snake with its hood up and I felt it was a little unnecessary. I also thought that we were allowed to give a donation at the end but apparently it's a set price of 1000 rp..

5. Surf School Sri Lanka

Amara Villa, Kathaluwa, Ahangama, Sri Lanka
Excellent
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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. Visit Weligama

Galle Road, Weligama, Matara 81700, Sri Lanka +94 77 572 0156
Excellent
38%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
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4 based on 263 reviews

Visit Weligama

Reviewed By Craig T - San Rafael, California

It doesn't seem that there are any stilt fishermen anymore, at least ones who fish. Yes, there are some men out there on their stilts with a fishing pole, but they are only there for the tourists, mostly big Chinese groups that come by. If you try to take a picture, they run up to you and demand money. Too bad, as this is the iconic thing in Sri Lanka. But it's obviously a thing of the past.

7. Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka +94 91 2 283427
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
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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.

8. Kushta Raja Gala

Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Kushta Raja Gala

Reviewed By Aaryathara - Bengaluru, India

It's worth paying a visit. A river and few small water bodies around. You can also hear the sounds of wild animals from the next forest. If lucky they may give you a glance

9. Weligama Beach

Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka +94 71 678 9932
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4 based on 29 reviews

Weligama Beach

Reviewed By Stefan H - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A lovely long beach with surfable but not punishing waves. Lots of surf schools. Sand that goes a long way out, so you can recover after your repeated falls. This has to be the easiest place to learn to surf.

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