Weligama (meaning ‘Sandy Village’) is located on Sri Lanka’s southern coast about 30km east of Galle and is an interesting and lively blend of international beach resort and raucous Asian fishing town. Weligama resonates the charm of an idyllic fishing village. Unbridled with rubber and coconut plantations, this quaint town is largely untouched by mass tourism and meanders along a stunning bay, dotted with rocky ridges and fringed with fine beads of golden sand.
Dense, green tropical gardens can be seen in abundance, as you wander along the narrow trails to get the feel of the local life. A few minutes’ drive takes you to the famous Stilt Fishermen — whose unique style of fishing has been passed on from generation to generation.
Spice gardens, natural sanctuaries, exotic wildlife and exciting boat rides along the bay await you when you travel to Weligama. Spend a day just roving around the stunning beach, or marvel at the denizens of the deep ocean when you embark on a diving excursion. Popular for its remarkable surf points and dive sites, Weligama is home to an extraordinary collection of marine life — offering you the chance to see Blue Whales, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Stingrays, Angelfish, Parrotfish, and wide array of other marine life.
Weligama is considered ideal destinations for lovers of water sports and sporting activities like water skiing, jet skiing, wind surfing, canoeing, snorkeling, sailing, deep sea fishing, sports fishing and sea cruises will delight even the diehard water sports lover.