Things To Do in Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay Surf Beach
Arugam Bay Surf Beach - Pottuvil

Arugam Bay Surf Beach is located about 2 km south of Pottuvil, a small town in the Ampara District in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Arugam Bay is one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and one of the world's most famous surfers' paradise . Read More

Located in: South of Pottuvil
Traveling Time: 5 min (Pottuvil town)
Best time to visit: May to September
Cost : Free
Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya - Pottuvil

Muhudu Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple of ancient historical value. Built over 2000 years ago by King Kawan Tissa of Ruhuna. Muhudu Maha Viharaya is located 2 km away from Pottuvil town in the Ampara District of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Read More

Located in: Pottuvil
Traveling Time: 7 min (Pottuvil town)
Cost : Free

Kudumbigala Sanctuary
Kudumbigala Sanctuary - Pottuvil

Situated on a beautiful rock in the middle of a very quiet natural reserve about 22KM from Yala Kumana Sanctuaries in the Eastern Province and about 22 km from Pottuvil, Ampara, this is a place of worship where the monks meditate. Read More

Located in:Pottuvil
Traveling Time: 58 min (Pottuvil town)
Cost : Free
Kumana National Park
Kumana National Park - Pottuvil

Kumana National Park is one of the most scenic national parks in Sri Lanka. It is also popular as a bird sanctuary and as being home to some of the largest mammals found in the bordering, Yala National Park - Sri Lanka. Which national forest is known as the Paradise of Birds. Read More

Located in: Okanda ( 22km south of Panama)
Best time to visit: During April - July (May to June is nesting season)

Crocodile Rock and Crocodile Point
Crocodile Rock and Crocodile Point - Pottuvil

As the Panama Tank (Crocodile Point) moves about 12 kilometers south of Arugam Bay, you will come across a coastal village called Panama. This is also known as Crocodile Point. It is located at a distance of 4 km from Pottuvil town. Read More

Located in: 15.8 km Arugam Bay
Traveling Time: 26 min
Cost : Free
Kumana National Park
Magul Maha Viharaya - Pottuvil

This Archaeological Shrine is one of the must visit places in the Eastern Province and is a unique place that explores our island-wide heritage. Although local and foreign tourists pay close attention to the historical ruins of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, little attention is paid to the historical sites of Ruhuna. Read More

Located in: 19.2 km from the town of Arugam Bay
Traveling Time: 28 min

Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse - Pottuvil

Pottuvil is located in a small village called Sangaman on the Kalmunai road. Located about 3 meters above sea level. Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse was built in 1947. At first its height was 25 feet. It was destroyed in the 2004 tsunami and now remains a light little house with only 15 feet in height. Read More

Located in: 25.0 km from the town of Arugam Bay
Traveling Time: 34 min
Cost : Free
Elephant Rock
Elephant Rock - Arugam Bay

This Elephant Rock is another great place to visit if you are visiting Arugam Bay. It is also an extremely popular surfing spot. This place is not crowded due to lack of road facilities. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Elephant Rock from Arugam Bay Read More

Located in: 3 km from the town of Arugam Bay
Traveling Time: 15 min by tuk-tuk or Jeep

Pottuvil Lagoon Safari
Pottuvil Lagoon Safari - Pottuvil

Pottuwal Lagoon is surrounded by 200 acres of mangrove forests with a very small island in the middle. The biodiversity rich lagoon is home to many animals. Read More

Located in: 7.5 km from the town of Arugam Bay
Traveling Time: 17 min
The Best times to visit: 6 Am to 4 Pm
Lahugala National Park
Lahugala Kitulana National Park - Lahugala

Lahugala is the sixth ecologically diverse national park in Sri Lanka. Declared a Sanctuary on July 1, 1966. The present extent of Lahugala National Park is 5,131 hectares. Read More

Located in: 20.4 km from Arugam Bay
Traveling Time: 28 min

Okanda Devalaya
Okanda Devalaya - Pottuvil

Okada Dewala is another place you can visit when you come to Arugam Bay. This is located on the Panama Forest Road near the port of Okanda. This place is located on the way to see Kumana bird paradise. Many people, irrespective of race or religion, come to worship this place with reverence. Read More

Located in: 30.4 km from Arugam Bay
Traveling Time: 53 min

Arugam Bay Surf Spots

Description About Arugam Bay surf spots

Arugam Bay is a world famous beach for playing surf spots. There are several different surf spots in Arugam Bay. Here are the best ones for beginners, If they are

Sunrise in Arugam Bay

Description About Sunrise in Arugam Bay

This place is the perfect place to watch the Sunrise. The sky was covered with orange-red clouds and the sun made every effort to rise from the darkness. This is definitely a must see once in a lifetime experience.
Normally the sunrise time varies and you can watch this from 5.45 am to 7.00 am.

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Help the Fishermen

Description About See and help the fishermen

Fishermen can be seen all over the beach every morning. This is a very fun experience. You too can have this experience

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Eat Lots Of Delicious Food

Eat Lots Of Delicious Food
If you come to Arugam Bay you can get food without any shortage. You can enjoy all the local and foreign food and drink. All restaurants are about 2 km from the main road. There are different restaurants throughout the area. Walk down the street, check out the restaurants and choose the best meal for you.

The small restaurants are built to impress and offer Sri Lankan food, fresh seafood, wood-fired pizza, and even vegan food or soft dishes.

Restaurants are closed for only a few hours on Friday evenings to perform their religious rites, as there are many Muslims in Arugam Bay.

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Yoga for Relaxation

There are many yoga places in Arugam Bay. Going up and down the main road, it is not difficult for you to find yoga places. This is a great way to start the day busy, exercise and relax a bit.

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Nightlife at Arugam Bay

Beach parties are held daily at night during the Arugam Bay season. Here you can participate in a very enjoyable party with all the alcohol and music you need.

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