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Resort Arugam Bay

Resort Arugam Bay (Arugam Bay), located near the fishing village 3 km from the small town of Pottuvil, great place to relax, which is, moreover, one of the ten best places in the world for surfing. A huge sandy beach, safe even for inexperienced swimmers, extends to the great rock Crocodile Rock, where one can often observe wild elephants.

Arugam Bay is surrounded by jungle, near the lake and are moist wetlands, so here formed a special climate and low rainfall.

How to get to Arugam Bay,

Buses depart from Colombo to Arugam Bay in the vicinity of 6:30 and 00:30. Another way - to get a rickshaw to Pottuvilya (LKR 20 per person, 100 LKR for the whole knock-knock), which is much easier to get to the capital.

Prices are listed on page July 2016

In addition, in the resort, you can rent a scooter in some guesthouses and shop A-bay Surf Shop (tel .: 077 707 0307, ​​077 958 5008; LKR 350 per hour).

Surfing in Arugam Bay,

The beaches of Arugam Bay,

The local beach Pottuvil Point - the dream of every surfer. The only disadvantage of the beach - it is almost no shelter, so you need to bring a lot of fresh water for drinking and, if necessary, small tents.

In April and October in Arugam Bay in the morning until noon blowing southeast wind, picking the best waves for surfers.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Arugam Bay,

2 km from the resort are amazing mangrove lagoon Pottuvil, where you can go on an excursion in a canoe. In addition, in the vicinity of the argument-Bay are two national parks, perfectly suitable as a day trip.

First, Lahugala, it located 12 km from Pottuvilya and famous for its huge elephant livestock. Second, East Yala, lies 25 km from the resort. Here you can see not only elephants but also leopards, and on the northern tip of the bird sanctuary nestled Cumana.

Near the beach Pottuvil Point, in the jungle, there is an ancient temple Magul Maha Viharaya, whose age goes back over two thousand years.

What to see: one of the oldest cities of the island of Ceylon Anuradhapura, "Lion's Rock 'Sigiriya, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, cave monasteries Dambulla, a town-museum of Polonnaruwa, and the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, which is also often referred to as" little England ". Finally, it is worth to spend a couple of days in the vibrant and bustling capital of the country - the city of Colombo. You may also be interested in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Japan. The most popular destinations and resorts of the country: Bentota, Galle, Negombo, Kandy, Colombo.