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Top 05 Things to do in Tangalle – Laidback Coastal Resort

Nestled within the Hambantota District of Southeast Sri Lanka, Tangalle is a relaxed seaside town that gives you space and freedom to relax; enjoy nature at its best, laid back sunny days & much more.

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Turtle Watching

Turtle Watching

Turtle watching is most certainly a top attraction in Tangalle; a town favoured by soft sandy beaches and a turquoise blue bay. The most popular beach for turtle watching is Rekawa; easily found about 10kms on the eastern quarter of the town. You will be treated to sights of Leatherbacks and Green Hawks Bill Turtles depending on the time of year you visit the beach. April to September are months most favoured by giant turtles that come in with the tide to lay eggs on the beach under the light of the moon. The magic of nature certainly cannot get better than this treat, making your trek to the romantic beach at night even more enchanting.

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Chilling on Tangalle Bay Beach

Chilling on Tangalle Bay Beach

Of course, beach life does not get any better than lazy days on Tangalle Beach itself; framed by swaying palms, golden sandy shores and glistening blue bay the place is paradise on earth. Climb the hillock to one side of town and you will be rewarded with marvellous views of the entire bay. Let the cool breezes soothe mind, body and soul as you capture the marvellous vistas on film. Even more beautiful are the bird's eye vistas one savours when flying with Cinnamon Air to the Hambantota District which itself is an attraction, as the area is known for its stunning beauty.

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Check Out the 3 Beach Zones of Tangalle

Check Out the 3 Beach Zones of Tangalle

Do plan loads of exploration inundated with long spells of doing nothing on the gorgeous beaches of Tangalle. Well worth checking out are the beaches around Tangalle Town; these are mainly Rekawa, Goyambokka, Marakolliya and Medaketiya. A significant difference at these beaches is the less crowded effect. Ideal for relaxing and taking in the surrounding beauty, each beach offers a unique experience of sun sand and surf. Goyambokka is a kid friendly beach that is also easily accessible. The place is well serviced by beach kiosks and loads of sun loungers while Mawella is a pretty isolated beach with some rocky outcrops reaching the water. If you are hankering for a day of solitude under sunny skies and nothing but the sound of pounding surf, take the time to check out this beach.

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Swimming, Sunbathing and Surfing

Swimming, Sunbathing and Surfing

Around Tangalle are little village hamlets around which a variety of beach activities are available. Check out the villages of Medilla, Mawella, Pallikaduwe and Seenimodera, each offering a variety of water sports such as surfing, snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing.

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Visit Mulgirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

Visit Mulgirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

This is an ancient Buddhist temple well worth a visit. The temple was constructed in the 3rd century by King Saddhatissa. A long flight of stairs carved into the rock face will take you to various levels of the temple, part of which are caves housing ancient statues.

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