Tropical beaches, misty mountains and wild animals
If there’s one word to describe Sri Lanka, it’s wild. The coast is lined with incredible beaches from north to south and is recognised as the best place in Asia for beginner surfers. The central region is rugged and mountainous, with high ridges, deep valleys and rolling tea plantations. Wildlife spotting couldn’t be easier with unexpected elephant encounters an almost everyday occurrence.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
South & Central: December to March
East Coast: April to September
$1 USD = 202 Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Sri Lanka Travel Blogs
Lipton Seat in Sri Lanka's highlands is arguably the most iconic destination when it comes to the country's rich tea plantation history. So much more than just another lookout, Lipton Seat is one of the top things to do in Sri Lanka, sitting atop Poonagala Hill at...
Sri Lanka's south coast is dotted with some pretty amazing towns, but it doesn't get much better than Hiriketiya Beach. This little cove has recently been put on the tourist map as a popular surfing destination for laidback travellers wanting to get away from the...
Thalpe Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Sri Lanka's south coast and unlike any beach we've ever visited before. What makes Thalpe Beach so unique are the rectangular rock pools carved into the long-dead coral reef at the shoreline. Too perfect to be...
When you’re visiting Sri Lanka, most people will tell you to get out of Colombo quick smart and head to the south. Rather than heed their warning, we spent 3 days in the capital city – one of which was spent jetlagged in bed – the other two exploring the calm and...