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Water Activities in Weligama – Popular Southern Beach Resort

Weligama sits on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. On the island, water based activities are the biggest lure and Weligama home to a natural bay is quite popular for a variety of aquatic adventures.


Canoeing in Weligama

Weligama Bay is excellent to explore on a canoe or kayak tour. You can opt to take a guided tour along the bay which will take you to the best places of interest or explore the nearby lake. Either way, the experience is quite enjoyable dotted with vistas of sandy shores, swaying palms and shimmering ocean to skim across.


Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is catching on quite fast around Weligama; it is the best alternative to surfing and lets you get the hang of balancing on a board. With enough practice, you will be able to catch a wave while friendly instructors will soon have you cruising the coast like a real pro.


Surfing in Weligama

Home to 'Surf Beach' Weligama certainly is a surf central. Catering to beginners and seasoned surfers the huge bay provides a safe learning ground for those of you trying to get the hang of balancing on the boards. A good surf hotel Weligama is famous for will give you easy access to the beach as well as flexible accommodation options. For those of you on a surf safari across the island Weligama certainly is worth a stop; moreover, you could check out the luxury hostel type hotels offering accommodation, restaurants, and entertainment right across the beach. Like at We Escape there are many flexible accommodation options at hotels situated close to or across the street from gorgeous Weligama Beach.


Aqua Gymnastics

A sport that's gaining popularity at Weligama resorts Aqua Gymnastics is where you enjoy a full workout with the hotel's aerobic team right in the pool. A full session of stretching and cardio workouts are carried out in the pool that promise to have you energized and feeling fit, in a naturally fun atmosphere of course.


Whale and Dolphin Watching

Mirissa, Weligama is one of the islands central whale watching destinations. It's one of the spots famous for taking out eager tourists on thrilling whale and dolphin watching tours; you can enjoy this activity during high season. October to April are the best months to join one of the tours for sights of one of the 20 odd whale species that make the waters off Sri Lanka their playground. The dolphins are quite a treat and may reward you by swimming right up to your vessel and performing the usual acrobatics.


Swimming in Weligama

Swimming in the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean is an even better treat in Weligama. The bay area which offers you a chance to wade deep into the ocean is ideal and safe for families. The extremely shallow waters are highly conducive to enjoying a day of leisure at the beach. Swimming can be enjoyed by the whole family as the beach is very safe and just right for loads of rest and relaxation.

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