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Best Time: April - September Read More
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The Sri Lankan coastal town of Arugam Bay lies on the Indian Ocean, 320 kilometres from the capital city Colombo. With several surfing spots scattered across the area, for both beginners as well as skilled surfers, Arugam Bay is often called a surfer’s paradise. The famous surfing points here are Main Point and Whiskey Point, with surfboard rentals in their proximity. If you’re a non-surfer, you can choose to chill on the beautiful beaches. At night, the beaches play host to many beach parties, offering a chance to soak in the lively atmosphere.
Arugam Bay is much more than its beaches and surfing. An evening stroll on the streets of Arugam Bay might lead you to the food stalls, where you can savour the local cuisine. The lagoon safaris, where one can spot elephants and crocodiles, are another highlight of this seaside settlement. Other sights at and near Arugam Bay that are worth exploring include Kudumbigala Monastery, Kumana National Park and Elephant Rock. On the whole, if you’re looking for an incredibly vibrant destination in Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is the place to visit.
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