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The city of Mirissa is located in the Matara District of Sri Lanka’s southern province. This small city is best accessed by bus from bigger cities like Colombo, where the international airport is located. Once getting into Mirissa, the best way to get around is by foot, as it’s a very small town.

The biggest attraction in Mirissa is arguably Mirissa Beach, which is especially popular among surfers and whale watching enthusiasts. There are other beaches scattered along the same coastline, so if one area seems too crowded especially for relaxation in the sand, it’s a smart idea to venture out further along the coastline.

Those who want a break from surfing and relaxing on the beach, a short trip to Weligama Bay is a welcome change of scenery. The small town is perfect for a relaxing walk along the coastline while shopping for handcrafted items and souvenirs, as well as fresh fish from the local fishermen. These are several small markets and places to get a refreshing beverage or snacks while shopping or watching the fishermen bring in their daily catch. There are several hotels on Weligama Beach, several of which are waterfront properties.

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