Things To Do In Unawatuna

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1. Relax at Unawatuna Beach

Relax at Unawatuna Beach
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Unawatuna is one of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka, which draws both tourists as well as the locals to its everlasting beauty. This banana shaped beach, with its golden sand, sparkling water, and lush palm trees is the perfect place to relax and spend some quality time with your family. There are sunbeds available for you to sit back relax and enjoy your day with a drink.

2. Pearly's Dream Cabana Swing

Pearly's Dream Cabana Swing
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Built by the Dream Cabana guest house on Dalawella beach, this rope swing has become a bucket list item. The spot features a rope tied to a palm tree, with a single-foot loop at the bottom. Adrenaline junkies can launch themselves off the palm tree and swing towards the Indian Ocean. The location also provides excellent views of the sunset, and tourists can take great pictures here.

3. Surf at Dewata Surfing Beach

Surf at Dewata Surfing Beach
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Located in the Dewata village, Dewata beach is a surfing spot renowned all over the country. The beach also has a surfing school, with qualified instructors and slow, soft waves making this a great place for tourists to learn surfing. The fairly consistent beach and sandy bottom make surfing here safe and fun. Surfers can rent boats and enjoy coconut water and fresh juices after their

4. Explore Galle Fort

Explore Galle Fort

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The Galle Fort, located on the southern coast of the country, is one of the five historical monuments which one must visit when in Sri Lanka. The fort was initially built by the Portuguese and was later modified by the Dutch. Today the Galle Fort is also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a stunning blend of architecture, archaeology and history amidst a beautiful tropical setting.

5. Enjoy Some Quiet at Jungle Beach

Enjoy Some Quiet at Jungle Beach

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One of the lesser unknown treasures of Unawatuna is Jungle Beach. Located between Unawatuna and Galle, right next to the jungle is the beautiful and calm emerald green waters of this beach. The beach is not as easy to visit as compared to the other beaches of the city, but you can access it either by walking on foot and making a trekking trip out of it or even take a boat ride which will become a whole new experience for you.

6. Learn About Turtles at Sea Turtle Hatchery

Learn About Turtles at Sea Turtle Hatchery
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The Sea Turtle Hatchery is situated in Habaraduwa, and was established in the year 1986, has successfully rescued and taken care of more than 1,000,000 sea turtles. If you are someone who loves everything about nature, make it a point to visit the Sea turtle hatchery which takes tremendous efforts to nurture the sea turtles in a safe environment before releasing them into the sea. Sri Lanka is a place which is favourable for sea turtles, where many sea turtles lay their eggs on the sandy beach and later go back to the water

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7. Whale Watching

Whale Watching
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Local travel agencies organise whale-watching cruises at Unawatuna, and Mirissa is the best place for it here. Tourists can sight Sperm Whales, Bryde’s Whale, Killer Whales and Fin Whales, as well as multiple varieties of dolphins from aboard the cruise boats specifically made for whale watching.

8. Marvel at the Japanese Peace Pagoda

Marvel at the Japanese Peace Pagoda

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The Peace Pagoda is on the hillside of the Galle Fort and is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. The Mahayana sect built the Peace Pagoda as an initiative to establish peace in the Sri Lankan conflict zone. The Pagoda is a spectacle to witness, especially when you view it from the side of Unawatuna, which makes it look like it has grown out of the jungle.

9. Spa and Massage Therapy

Spa and Massage Therapy
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The Sanctuary Spa, behind beach bars on Unawatuna beach, is among the top-rated places to visit in Unawatuna. Therapists at this outdoor spa combine traditional techniques with natural herb oils for a relaxing experience. In addition, there are other spas spread across Unawatuna, such as the Nature Spa and Deergayu Acupressure Centre, and each of them makes for a relaxing and therapeutic experience.

10. Diving and Snorkelling at Unawatuna

Diving and Snorkelling at Unawatuna
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Rocky formations underwater along with black corals, shipwrecks and a variety of tropical fish species make Unawatuna a paradise for divers and snorkellers. Sites near the beach are ideal for beginners. At the same time, the more experienced can explore the underwater rock formations and the wreckage of the 100-year-old steamer “Rangoon” and experience the range of marine life this location has to offer.

11. Mihiripenna Beach

Mihiripenna Beach
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Mihiripenna beach is one of the famous beaches on the south coast at Unawatuna. The beach is perfect if you are on the lookout to spend some quiet and leisure time with your family, away from the buzz of the beach activities. The beach is secluded, and one can spend hours just staring into the beauty of the waves while sitting calmly on the soft golden sand.

12. Rumassala South Beach

Rumassala South Beach
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1 km
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Nestled along the Rumassala Hill in Unawatuna, Rumassala South Beach is also renowned as the Jungle Beach. It is located very close to Galle-Matara's main road.  

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13. Dalawella Beach

Dalawella Beach
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When in Unawatuna, make it a point to visit the famous Dalawella beach. If you are looking for a quieter escape from the main beach, head out to the Dalawella beach. The beach is the ideal location to spend some quiet and quality time with your family or loved ones, while you relax, sunbathe and swim under the beautiful blue sky.

14. Koggala Beach

Koggala Beach

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Sri Lanka is home to many different beaches and is a paradise for all the beach lovers. Located in the Galle district is the unexplored and pristine Koggala beach. Kogalla beach takes the credit for being the longest beach in Sri Lanka, for visitors to indulge in the perfect holiday of sand, surf and sun.

15. Talpe, Unawatuna

Talpe, Unawatuna

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Talpe is a small little town which is located at a short drive from the main beach at Unawatuna. If you want to get away from the hustle of daily life and are searching for some peace, head out to this small village. Immerse yourself in an experience like never before by dipping your feet in the cold water, taking a stroll through the beach or just grabbing something delicious at the cute cafes.

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The top sightseeing places in Unawatuna are Talpe, Unawatuna, Jungle Beach, Unawatuna Beach, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Rumassala South Beach, Sea Turtle Hatchery.
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