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Talpe, Unawatuna, Unawatuna Overview

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.

One of the main attractions of Talpe is swimming and surfing at the beach. With the coral reef being one of the main reasons why many tourists flock to this place. This small coral reef forms a small swimming pool and is perfect if you are looking for a beach getaway. The beautiful Koggala river enhances the beauty of this place and the surrounding cinnamon estate, which is easily accessible on foot or by tuk-tuk. It is also easy to get in and around the city by walking or by renting a cycle.

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Things To Do in Talpe

1. Go Surfing:
Talpe offers the perfect waters in the South for surfing, and you can easily find a suitable spot for yourself to embark on the adventure of riding the waves.


2. Galle Fort:
Talpe is known for its natural heritage and which is easily visible through the famous Galle Fort. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO it is one of the most beautiful forts built by the Dutch which shows you the perfect blend of European and Asian cultures all in one.

3. Koggala:
Koggala is one of the popular attractions at Talpe, which is famous for its amazing islets and scenic rivers. A river is an ideal place for a day picnic, to relax and catch up with family and friends, go boating, canoeing or engage in some bird watching.

4. Kathaluwa Village:
The village is a ten-minute walking distance from Koggala is the first printing press which was brought by the Dutch along with the serene Giniwella temple which is famous for its murals and wall paintings.

Shopping at Talpe

Talpe is a place to relax and have a chill time, but it is also a place where you can buy to your heart’s desire. If you are seeking for some traditional and ethnic shopping, do make it a point to visit Rithihi for some luxurious fabrics. Golden Needle is also an exotic store offering Indian and Pakistani wear. Suriya Home Décor is perfect for collecting some beautiful pieces for your home

Local Food and Restaurants in Talpe


Talpe is also famous for some authentic Sri Lankan seafood and cuisines, which is a delight for every nonvegetarian. Some notable places include Diyawara Family Food & Roti Shop which is a casual place and is also recommended for family and kids, CoCo-Beach for the excellent food and lovely beach view, and Owl and Pussycat Hotel and Restaurant which is a hip boutique hotel famous for its fine dining options in the beautiful outdoors.

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