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Top Things to do Around Balapitiya - Lesser Know Town of Many Allures

Balapitiya located around the southern belt of Sri Lanka is not a very famous resort; however the few who discover this sleepy fisher village fall in love with the many attractions. Listed are a few.

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Explore the Madu River

Explore the Madu River

Nature lovers will certainly love a cruise along the Madu River. A diverse environ of many lures the river is great locale for enjoying nature's undiluted beauty. Cruising along the river you will observe a huge variety of aquatic and land animals as well as come across beautiful mangrove forests which form mysterious tunnels through which your boat will glide. Along the way you will be treated to sights of mammals, amphibians and reptiles; the river and its surrounding lands masses are also a huge bird sanctuary and quite a treat for all bird watchers. Offering a historical angle the many islets and stony mounds along the river are home to vintage temples; some which house ancient artefacts. Some islands are home to cinnamons farms where you can observe the process of obtaining cinnamon sticks from the bark and even buy a bottle of sweet smelling cinnamon oil.

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Shopping for Crafts in Balapitiya

Shopping for Crafts in Balapitiya

Given the low publicity that Balapitiya receives as a tourist destination there is not a wide selection of shops to browse. But on a brighter note there is enough to satisfy the holiday shopper in you. You will find a good collection of antique, arts and crafts and souvenir shops scattered across the town while you can always skip over to nearby towns of Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa and Aluthgama for more specialised souvenirs and handicrafts. Remember that Balapitiya is a lovely seaside resort that focuses on utter relaxation and there are plenty of Balapitiya hotels that offer just that. The Madu Ganga along which the The River House Balapitiya can be found, is an ideal location for choosing accommodation; if you enjoy basking in the tranquil folds of nature's best.

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Water Sports in Balapitiya

Water Sports in Balapitiya

As mentioned before Balapitiya is a resort to rest, rejuvenate and treat your senses and whenever the adrenaline junky in you craves a rush of action head over to the nearby town of Bentota. There you will find crowds of tourists enjoying all manner of water sports. Bentota is a well-established tourist resort that is more popular for its rambunctious atmosphere while the sleepy folds of Balapitiya is where you will return to, hankering for a spot of rest and relaxation within one of the towns designer resorts.

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Enjoy Special Excursions to Cinnamon Estates

Enjoy Special Excursions to Cinnamon Estates

Learn all about Cinnamon in the land producing the most popular version of it. Sri Lankan cinnamon is loved the world over for its sweet and fragrant nature and visiting a cinnamon farm is quite a fascinating experience. Your Balapitiya resort will readily arrange a tour to one of the many cinnamon producing estates in Balapitiya where you may observe how the bark is stripped, dried and rolled to make the fragrant cinnamon sticks.