Located around 200 kilometres away from Colombo, Tangalle is a charming seaside retreat found along the island’s southern coast. From scenic beaches to lively towns, the region is the perfect embodiment of a tropical island retreat – you can take in the culture of the land or simply take it easy under the warm sun!


Tangalle has all the great attractions associated with Sri Lanka’s South Coast. Here, the local population relies primarily on fishing and farming for sustenance. Coincidentally, the sea and the beaches that border it are the main attraction of the settlements nestled close to the coast, Tangalle included.

Tangalle is home to a number of stunning beaches, both on the northern and southern reaches of the town. Due to Tangalle’s relative obscurity when compared to more famous beach locations like Galle and Hikkaduwa, you might even be able to enjoy the beauty of the region’s beaches all by your lonesome. You can also explore Tangalle Town to immerse yourself in the local culture and get a feel for what it’s like to live your life in a small coastal town. There are several Buddhist temples to visit here – all of which have a unique history associated with them. Consider visiting one of the nearby fish markets too and striking up a conversation with the locals.

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There is a great selection of accommodation options to choose from here in Tnagalle. These range from budget apartments to luxurious beachside hotels. Here’s a look at the best places to stay in this coastal town.
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Beautiful beaches are the name of the game here in Tangalle. There a number of natural wonders – like the Hummanaya blowhole – as well. Be prepared to get in the water as well and even swim around with the resident marine life.
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