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5 unique things to do in Beruwala – Enjoying your coastal escape

Among the best coastal cities in Sri Lanka, Beruwala takes a significant place because of the uniqueness it has. Mainly because Beruwala is located close to Colombo, tourists pay great interest to spend their holidays in Beruwala, and here are some things to do when you are there.


Water sports at Beruwala Beach

When this city has a picturesque beach with not so many people, who will say not to water sports here? The beach is called the Golden Mile Beach and is surely ideal for any kind of a water sport. You can try jet skiing, windsurfing, or even parasailing and when you get tired, you can also refuel yourself at a nearby hotel such as Cinnamon Bey Beruwala. You may engage in any water sport you like in the morning or the evening so that you'll not be so hindered by the sun.


Visit the Aluthgama Market

Aluthgama is a town that's so closely located to Beruwala. Aluthgama can be easily reached via tuk-tuk from most of the Bentota hotels, and then when you are there, the place you should go to is the Aluthgama Market. Make sure you do this on a Monday because the market is only open on Mondays. You will see many vendors trying to sell different types of edible products to the crowd, and this is one of the most authentic Lankan experiences ever.


Enjoy a boat safari

Yes, the sea could be your go-to to spend all your joyful moments when you are in Beruwala, but give the Bentota Ganga (River) a chance to please you too. Floating along the Bentota Ganga will be a relaxing experience to you, and while you do, make sure you also capture some good photographs as you will not get this chance in another destination. You may also get to see baby crocodiles if you are lucky.


Explore the Brief Garden

In Beruwala, there is a small village called 'Kalawila' and this amazing garden is located there. Do not miss the chance of exploring the Brief Garden when you are holidaying in Beruwala as it helps to rejuvenate your minds a lot. Needless to say, this garden is blessed with spectacular greenery and in addition to that, there are also admirable sculptures and artifacts. This is truly a well-maintained garden in Sri Lanka, so make sure you don't vandalise it while visiting.


Visit the Kechimalai Mosque

Well, in Beruwala, there is a considerable proportion of the Muslim community in Sri Lanka, and among them, the Kechimala Mosque is a sacred place. Outside and inside this mosque, there are three tombs of the very first Muslims to land in the country and they are worshipped by the devotees. The Mosque is indeed an architectural marvel and you will surely fall in love with its tall structure once you see it. This mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka to date.