Arugam Bay Surf Beach
Arugam Bay Surf Beach

Arugam Bay Beach is located in the Ampara District of the Eastern Province in Sri Lanka. The curved part of the beach near the sea takes on a dry sandy nature, while the blue to green seawater adds to the beauty of the area. Arugam Bay, one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world, is a testament to the country's value to the tourism industry. There is a large bay called Elephant Point in the Arugam area which is great to see the whole area once you reach the top of the rock. Read More

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

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. Also known as Ruhunu Maha Viharaya. This is also known as the place where Queen Vihara Maha Devi, the wife of King Kawantissa celebrate the landing. As it is a Buddhist temple, it is very worthwhile to visit this place Read More


Kudumbigala Sanctuary
Kudumbigala Sanctuary

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. It is a once in a lifetime must visit place and if you go there do not forget to take alms or dry food and other necessities to the monks who live there. Read More

Kumana National Park
Kumana National Park

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. More than 430 endemic, resident and migratory birds can be seen in Sri Lanka, of which about 200 can be found in Kumana National Park. Read More


Crocodile Rock and Crocodile Point
Crocodile Rock and Crocodile Point

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

Kumana National Park
Magul Maha Viharaya

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 Read More


Elephant Rock
Elephant Rock

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

Pottuvil Lagoon Safari
Pottuvil Lagoon Safari

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. As the sun rises, the lagoon is filled with wildlife. Birds flock to the lagoon Read More


Lahugala National Park
Lahugala Kitulana National Park

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. Lahugala National Park is located in the Lahugala Divisional Secretariat Division in the Pottuvil Electorate in the Ampara District of the Eastern Province. Read More

Okanda Devalaya
Okanda Devalaya

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. It is believed that the god Skanda first sailed to Sri Lanka in a golden boat and that the boat turned into a rock Read More


Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse

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. Read More



Sunrise in Arugam Bay

Description 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

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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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