Mirissa is one of the beach destination in Sri Lanka that you will never want to leave. Mirissa has more to offer to you than only beach stay.

Where is Mirissa?

Mirissa is fishing village in the south coast of Sri Lanka famous for its beautiful beach with clear warm water and whale watching. Many tourists comming there during November - April to enjoy fantastic Indian ocean.

How to go to Mirissa?

You can come to Mirissa from international airport easily by taxi (2,5h, around 90 USD) or by A/C bus to Colombo Fort, there take another A/C bus to Matara and from Matara normal bus to Mirissa (very cheap option). 

What to do in Mirissa?

Stay on the beach and enjoy swimming, body surfing and surfing. Go whale watching, relax during ayurvedic massages, visit turtle hutchery and fish market. Explore Mirissa´s surrouding with paddy fields and many birds.

DAYTRIPS from mirissa

You can make daytrips from Mirissa and observe wild animals in national parks, visit tea factory, colonial town Galle, go whale watching and many others.

Whale watching Mirissa

Whale watching

Mirissa is the best place in Sri Lanka to see the biggest animal of the world - blue whale. The trip starts at 7am and the duration is 3-5 hours. You can see also doplhins and other species of whales.

National parks Sri Lanka

National parks

Uda Walawe national park, 3h from Mirissa,  is home for many elephants. In Yala national park, 3.5h from Mirissa, you can see elephants, deer, crocodiles,  monkeys, birds and many other animals.

Akuressa Tea factory SrI Lanka

Akuressa tea factory

Visit Nandana tea factory and spice garden in Akuressa, 40 min. from Mirissa. Learn about tea from growing it from a seed to tasting it in your cup. Walk through the spice garden with herbst and fruit.   

Colonial fort Galle Sri Lanka

Galle fort

Galle is one of the best well-preserved colonial town in Asia. Dutch fort was built in 18th century. Walk along colonial streets with many souvenir shops and enjoy romantic sunset on high walls of fort.

Sinharadja rain forest

Sinharadja rain forest

National park and biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. Of Sri Lanka's 26 endemic birds, the 20 rainforest species all occur here as well many endemic trees, insects, reptiles and birds and mamals. 

Turtles hutchery Habaraduwa

Turtle hutchery

Five species of turtles comming to the south Sri Lanka to lay eggs into nests on the beach. Turtle hutchery in Habaraduwa  protects found eggs and releases new born baby turtles in the ocean.

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