Midigama

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Best Time: October to January Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Bandaranayake International Airport Check Flights

"Tiny town for beach shacks and snorkelling!"

Midigama Tourism

Midigama is known to be the perfect Sri Lankan surfing turf. It is located at a distance of 140 kms from Colombo in the south coast region. Midigama is a small beach, so small in fact that you can cover both ends in just 10 minutes! The beach is a stretch of land. While one side consists of small shacks and shops selling swimming, snorkelling, surfing and diving gear, and on the other side is the vast ocean, just a few feet away.  Clear tropical water, coconut palm lined beaches makes you want to stay here forever. It is known to be paradise for surfing, and rightly so! 

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Stay in Midigama

You'll find tons of hotels here but 2 of them are very famous and loved by tourists. 1. Surf Paradise & Cabana - what's the first thing you need when you are staying near a beach? It's the ocean view and that is what exactly this hotel provides you apart from extra facilities like restaurant, Wifi and all this under a budget of 3000 Rs only! All of the rooms here come with an attached bathroom. They offer free toiletries. The front desk here is functioning 24/7. So, you don’t have to worry about emergency situations at night. The staff here is cordial and will also provide assistance with ticket bookings and local tours. The Midigama beach is only 290 metres from here! 2. Gem Villa - want to stay closer to the beach but can't afford to spend huge amounts of money? Or looking for a family environment to stay? Well this is the place you go to. This villa is owned by a family and they allow you to rent to private rooms just for 1000 rs each. This affordable villa offers a bathroom with sharing facility. The complimentary breakfast spread every morning is something to definitely look forward to! The lounge area is also accessible on a shared basis. Near Midigama - this is not a big beach and you can walk from one end to another in just 10 minutes. There are neighbouring towns like Ahangama or Weligama where you'll find supermarkets. You have to keep one thing in mind to carry cash in Midigama as there are no ATMs around. You will not find any cabs or taxis here. The common way of travel here is by taking the local tuk-tuks or autos, as we know them. It will cost you around 200 Indian rupees to travel to nearby beaches.

Things to do in Midigama

Midigama place is especially known for surfing. There don't frown thinking that this is the most interesting activity here, because it definitely is not. You will find many other interesting things to do near Midigama. Some of them are mentioned below: 1. Surfing: There are facilities that would help you get started with surfing. You can rent a board from the shops near the beach, or even buy them at great rates., The expert surfers are more than happy to teach you as well. So no need to worry if you're only a beginner. The waves are perfect for starting surging lesson here, as in some parts of the beach, the current is not that strong and waves are moderate, which makes it ideal for surfing as a beginner. Once you have perfected the art of surfing, you can move towards bigger waves. Surfing is a fun activity to do for those who love the waters a little too much. 2. Nature and educational walks There are some tour guides here who are more than willing to take you on nature walks. These walks are highly educational and introduce you to the local way of living, and show how humans and nature are coexisting in unity. Especially fun for the little ones of the family, this tour can be as much advance in knowledge for the grownups who appreciate the flora and fauna. 3. Scooty or Bike Rides Also you can rent a bike / scooter and can ride and enjoy the scenic beauty along the coastal regions. You won't find traffic and you can enjoy your ride just like your favorite actor or actress does in films. So get ready to click a lot of pictures and show them to your friends. You can also catch a glimpse of sunset alongside the beach where you can peacefully sit down at a corner and enjoy the moment. 4. Dive or Snorkeling There are many schools and shops here that teach anyone - from beginners to pros- the skill of snorkeling and scuba diving. You may want to carry your diving gears, but if you do not, it is fine too as these shops will provide you with everything you need. 5. Cruise The tour and boat shops next to the beach also organize boat rides and cruises to sail across the ocean. These cruises take you dolphin and whale watching. A thrilling adventure awaits you as you sail across the ocean watching the dolphins swim with you.

How to Reach Midigama

Neighbouring towns of Ahangama, Midigama or Weligama are located 25 kms south of Galle. You can take a train from Colombo and get down in any of these towns. Tourists love to take train rides to see the scenic beauty on their way and it will only cost you around 200 Rs. Apart from train there are bus facilities as well. Local autos also run here to cover short distances.

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What is the best time to visit Midigama?

Midigama is considered to be year round destination. And if you're looking to surf here then you should visit during June when you won't find a lot of crowd and can surf easily. Since a bit of rain might become a problem during the monsoons in August, October to January is the best time to visit when you can see some great surfing done by professionals.
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What are the places near Midigama?

The top places near to Midigama are Galle which is 21 km from Midigama, Colombo which is located 122 km from Midigama, Kandy which is located 149 km from Midigama, Nuwara eliya which is located 118 km from Midigama, Anuradhapura which is located 261 km from Midigama

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