5 things to do in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

5 things to do in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Imagine yourself, swinging in a hammock enjoying the last sunset flares, Mirissa beach offers this! Mirissa in Sri Lanka is often skipped by travelers but it was our biggest surprise! There are some great things to do in Mirissa and you won’t get bored when visiting 2 to 4 days.

Get to Mirissa by taking the train from Colombo to Weligama. From there, take a tuk-tuk or taxi to Mirissa.

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1. Surfing whole day

Mirissa Beach is a good spot to start surfing in Sri Lanka. The waves look great and since there’s just little crowd, surfers really love being here. Surf from October to March for ideal surfing conditions.

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2. Whale watching at Mirissa

Mirissa Sri Lanka is very popular for its marine life. At the beach they offer whale watching tours, taking you out on the Indian Ocean for a few hours spotting whales, dolphins, and turtles. The best to watch wales should be from the end of November until March.

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3. Day trip to Unawatuna or Galle Fort

The area around Mirissa is beautiful and popular as well. Unawatuna is a great place to wander around because there are a lot of things to do in Unawatuna. Galle Fort is a place to go shopping and explore the old Dutch Fort, you can easily spend the whole day in this area.

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4. Best thing to do in Mirissa: The Beach

The beach was our favorite part of Mirissa, crowded though very relaxing! The vibe in Mirissa was just right. Some great restaurants are located at Mirissa Beach so don’t hesitate and get in there!

The parrot rock is a unique piece of land where you can climb up at low tide. It’s located at the end of Mirissa beach.

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5. Our favorite places to eat in Mirissa

Little Tuna

Sushi! We know this isn’t local food but we really loved this place. The sushi was delicious and the atmosphere at the restaurant was perfect!

Dewmini roti shop

In the same alley is the number one roti restaurant in town. So if you like real local food and prices, head over to Dewmini. Delicious combinations which create a great roti.

Best places to stay in Mirissa Sri Lanka

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Sounds of Nature mini hotel
Sounds of Nature mini hotel

Beautiful area to stay, just outside of the town center. Wildlife was everywhere!

GG Lodge
GG Lodge

Walking distance from the beach and a good price!

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