Get to know about Mirissa – A coastal paradise!

Mirissa is home to some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and it is not too crowded like other coastal cities in the country. You’ll find many things to do here while having a good dose of the tropical sun.

The beach

This is undoubtedly one of the beautiful beaches in the country with a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. Sit back and soak up the spectacular ocean views or just lay down for a perfect tan. From gorgeous sunsets to crystal clear blue waters, especially the nightlife in Mirissa beach is a mellow affair just the way everyone likes! Many Mirissa hotels are found in abundance lining the coastal stretch and most of them are set in tranquil atmospheres with comforts that are in demand for an ideal beach getaway.

Whale watching

Mirissa has found extra popularity as a whale watching hotspot among tourists. The peak season for watching whales is from December to march. It’s indeed an unforgettable trip to find giant blue whales, Fin whales, dolphins and more! There are many resorts, like Mandara Resort Mirissa which provide whale watching excursions to their guests.

Stilt Fishermen

Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of ‘Stilt Fishing’, a traditional fishing method in Sri Lanka. Do take your camera with you to capture the wonderful sight of these fishermen fish skillfully during dawn and dusk. You’ll clearly witness that it’s all about skill and balance!


You’ll come across many beachside bars and mini food outlets along the coast. Apart from these, there are local boutiques from where you can try out authentic Sri Lankan food like pol roti and coconut treacle hoppers. The delicious hot butter cuttlefish is a popular seafood dish among Sri Lankans!

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+

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