In case you need a rest from all the surfing or if it’s a ‘Bad-Wave-Day’ there are more activities you can do in Weligama and the surroundings:

Cinnamon Island

Cinnamon is one of the most essential ingredients in the Sinhalese cuisine. Not as you might think for sweet dishes but to refine the curries. By boat, you will reach the island and at the cinnamon factory, they will explain and teach you how to make the ‘real’ cinnamon. Additionally, you can explore the island by yourself, discover the Buddhist- island temple, and enjoy a fantastic view.

Tea Plantation

After a 30-minute tuk-tuk ride into the inland, you will reach the tea plantation and factory. Tea was once brought to Sri Lanka by the British and became one of the most important export products of the island. Visit the plantation to find out about Sri Lanka’s 150-year-old tea industry. After the tour through the factory and the land, you can buy various flavors of (Ceylon) tea at the shop. Good to know: the former name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon.

Turtle Farm

Turtles sometimes lay more than 200 eggs per nest about 2-8 times a season. To protect the eggs people from the turtle farm collect and take care of them. After 55-60 days the turtles hatch out of their eggs. Two or three days later the small turtles going to be sent back to the sea. Also, hurt Turtles are brought to the farm and get treated until they are healthy again.

Herbal Garden

If you read and get informed about Sri Lanka sooner or later you will come across the topic of Ayurveda. By visiting the herbal garden you will be able to see many different kinds of medicines and oils made out of roots, leaves, bark, flowers, and fruits which can help you with your healthy lifestyle.

Whale watching

In the early morning, the boat starts, and the ‘watcher’ looks out for the giants of the ocean, dolphins, flying fish, and other aquatic animals. Whale watching is -because of the water depth not too far from the beach- only in the south of Sri Lanka possible.

Snake Farm

There are about 290 species of snakes in the world and 96 are found in Sri Lanka. Therefore local people need to be informed already in a young age. You can admire snakes with different patterns at the farm, from dull to highly ornamented.

River-Sunset Safari

Glide silently over the water in a small fisher boat; watch the monkeys playing at the riverside; short before sunset you can see hundreds of birds coming to sleep in small vivid green palm trees along the waterside;

Safari Udawalawe

Elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, peacocks, buffalos, snakes, deer, and birds are in the prettiest colors. Enjoy your ride in the jeep and get close to these wild and free animals in one of the ‘not-yet-so-crowded’ National Parks of Sri Lanka.

If you are interested in any of these activities just talk with us after your surf lesson, visit us at our surf school or hotel, give us a call, or write us a short message.

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