Tourism / Sri Lanka / Tangalle


Tangalle (Tangalle) is famous for its stunning beaches, which are among the best in Sri Lanka for sunbathing. On the southwest coast of the island it is difficult to find a place like this. To walk calmly along the sandy shore and for several kilometers without seeing a soul.

In addition, the resort offers all types of accommodation - from budget apartments to luxury hotels.

How to get to Tangalle

On the bus to Tangalle drive from Colombo (shuttle / air-conditioned 200/410 LKR, the way 6 hours), Halle (shuttle / air-conditioned 85/200 LKR, in 2 h), Matara (47 LKR, 1,5- 2 hours), Hambantota (89 LKR, 1 hour) and Tissamaharama (110 LKR, 3 hours).

Prices are listed on page July 2016

The beaches of Tangalle

In Tangalle interesting several beaches: Medaketiya (Medaketiya) and Medill (Medilla) in the north, Goyambokka (Goyambokka) and Pallikaduva (Pallikaduwa) in the west. Of these, the most attractive - Medill beach with soft sand and shells of all colors and sizes. In the water - coral boulders and stones, so it pays to be careful. Safest Bathing three-kilometer beach Medaketiya, where most of the budget hotels and apartments.


Entertainment, excursions and attractions Tangalle

In the town you can see several traditional Dutch houses, such as the courthouse, the oldest hotel on the island (1774) and the residence of the district judge. Fort, built by the once ubiquitous Dutch, now converted into a prison.

Where to stay: in Tangalle, which is famous for its marvelous sandy coast; surfers - or in Weligama Hikkaduwa (the latter, by the way, and enjoy divers); in Unawatuna, which according to the Discovery Channel is included in the "top ten" best beaches in the world. Koggala interesting for its lake, which stretches along the beach line for many kilometers. 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, Dutch fort of the 17th century in Galle, a city-museum of Polonnaruwa, and the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, 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.