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Mirissa - The Shores for Whales & Dolphins

The beautiful beach of Mirissa is a favourite of the international and native traveller. Found in the coastal district of Matara, Sri Lanka, the region is positioned 240 km away from the commercial capital - Colombo. Famous for aquatic activities such as whale watching and snorkelling, Mirissa indulges the adventurous visitor.

History 

One of the most important and the largest port in the south, Mirissa is an idyllic coastal hub. The port is said to be opened always and it is from here that whale watching excursion commences. Considering Sri Lanka’s history of tourism, it is in the mid-eighties that Mirissa started garnering a name as a popular holiday destination. 

Boasting of a number of guest houses, hotels and other accommodation options, the exotic beaches of Mirissa is a natural haunt for the global tripper. An array of aquatic sports and excursions merged with picturesque beach pampers the tropical loving holidaymakers completely. 

 

Attractions in Mirissa 

Redefining adventure for the intrepid traveller, Mirissa is haven for adrenaline pumped holiday makers.

Whale Watching

Mirissa is Synonymous with Whale and Dolphin Watching. There are selected seasons (between November until April, and July and October) that these gentle giants of the ocean visit the humble seas of Mirissa. 

Surfing 

The shores of Mirissa encourages holidaymakers to take fun under the sun to the next level. The breaks found here are suitable for beginner surfers. However, its best to consult a locale expert before venturing to ride the waves. 

Snorkelling

Indulge the ocean loving swimmer in you and take to snorkelling the shallow area of the Mirissa beach. View the marine life in its natural habitat with ease while snorkelling around here!

Fishing 

The port of Mirissa invites you to experience the coastal life. Enhance your holiday and take to fishing! Sail the waters of Mirissa and catch your own dinner. Boat rentals and a fellow fisherman to guide you is a definite possibility.

Sightseeing

It~s hard to imagine that you can do any kind of sightseeing, when Mirissa is all about the Beach!But for the curious wanderer, Mirissa hosts a few temples that are of definite interest. The Ratnagiri Temple, Bandaramulla Temple and the Ancient Mirissa Bodhiya. 

 

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