For those who wish to explore there is plenty to see locally. Take a mountain bike or a three-wheeler tuk tuk along the back lanes and see tea estates and tea factories and village life unfold. There are temples galore often built in the most delightful settings. Spend time in Galle Fort and walk the ramparts at dusk to witness a glorious sunset or visit the local markets.
For the enthusiastic, birdlife is colorful and abundant. Gardeners will enjoy the wonderful variety of plants and trees and can also visit the Brief Garden in Bentota or a spice garden. Wildlife can be observed in National parks, the nearby rainforest, during a Koggala Lake boat trip,a visit to the turtle hatcheries or the nearby snake farm.
Beaches in the area include Unawatuna with its beautiful sweeping bay for all year round swimming as well as many quieter spots such as Mirissa and Tangalle which cater for sunbathers, swimmers and surfers or you can pick your own deserted cove along the way. Boat trips, whale watching, snorkeling, wave surfing and diving can all be arranged.
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