A long weekend means multiple things to different people. It can mean long sleeping hours, it can also mean exploring that recently opened cafe in your city that you had been planning to visit for days now or maybe binge-watching that newly released series but for adventure junkies and peripatetics it only means one thing and that is taking a trip and doing all these things together and all at once. And all we are saying is plan for a trip to Sri Lanka on this long weekend. Sri Lanka is home to a beautiful town named Tangalle and there are many interesting places to visit in Tangalle on long weekend. Plan for a trip to Sri Lanka if you wish to experience what being close to nature feels like. You can also plan for a trip to Sri Lanka if you are a water baby or someone who loves history for the country is rich in culture and history and that is another thing that will make you fall in love with the place.
There can be nothing better than planning for a friends’ trip on a long weekend. And if that trip is to Sri Lanka then it is the best. We kid you not, taking a trip to Sri Lanka with your friends is one of the best things to do. There is so much to do that you and your gang will be thrilled. You can thank us later. But it’s not just that you can also plan for a family trip on a long weekend and you will have such a good time. There are many great places that you can visit in Sri Lanka with your family too. The important thing is that you don’t miss out on the places to visit in Tangalle on long weekend. Just go and have the time of your life.
5 Places To Visit In Tangalle On Long Weekend
From forts to beaches and hot springs to places where you can interact with fauna there are so many places to visit in Tangalle on long weekend that you will be nothing but glad that you included it in your itinerary. Just take a look at these famous places.
1. Star Fort
As the name suggests, the Star Fort is constructed in the shape of a star. It was built by the Dutch to prevent attacks from external enemies. The fort is composed out of 6-points forming a star which has a point facing every direction. Each point is bolstered with two large canons. Still protected from all sides by a deep moat, the Star Fort houses a well in the center that offered water within the territories. Additionally, two prisons are also present within the fort’s premises. It was later occupied by the British to carry out administrative work. The Fort stands even to this day as a remnant of colonialism in Sri Lanka.
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2. Mirissa Beach
Mirissa Beach is one of the popular beaches of Sri Lanka. This beach is home to several seafood restaurants which are popular amongst the tourists. It is also in the notice for watersports like surfing & seasonal whale watching activities. The sand of the beach is dotted with the beach shacks, restaurants and hotels, mostly by using simple bamboo and palm frond affairs. With an ample open space to sit, guests will be able to sit right on the sand and have coffee/tea or beer while watching their kids playing and or simply spending time in leisure. In the evening, most of the nearby restaurants and eateries on this beach put out their delicious and fresh seafood so that tourists and locals pick the one of their choice and enjoy eating.
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3. Secret Beach
The Secret beach is a famous tourist spot for the tourists and locals in Sri Lanka. Before we move ahead, let’s understand it why ‘secret’ is added in its name. As per the locals, at some point of time it used to be secret beach spot and only locals knew about it. They would keep it a secret for a longer time. With time, the locals thought to turn it into an attraction of sorts. They thus introduced this beach to the tourists thereafter. You can hire snorkel sets and day beds at nominal rates here so that you can truly enjoy its beautiful surroundings.
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4. Dondra Point
If you love water animals especially Whales and Dolphins, then a day visit to the Dondra Point accessible from the Mirissa Beach won’t disappoint you. The perfect time for encountering such water animals is 6 AM to 6.30 AM. Your tour operator will take you to that point by a boat for greater exploration.
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5. Mahapelessa Hot Springs
If you are looking for those places to visit in Hambantota district where you can sit back and relax, then this is it! It is because one of the unique experiences of taking bath in a hot spring is provided here. This place attracts several locals and tourists on a regular basis.
There are 7 hot water tanks with 7 different water temperatures so one can choose from which to take bath according to their comfort.
There is also a small park for kids and a place with animals- like rabbits, turkey, hens and fishes.
Location: Mahapelessa, Hambantota, Tangalle 82000, Sri Lanka
Contact: +94 91 2 224072
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With so many exciting places to visit in Tangalle on long weekend you just can’t go wrong. You will be so thrilled to see what you are seeing and you will be so very excited. We bet you will fall in love with Tangalle and will just want to keep going back. If you are convinced and will be soon planning for your Sri Lankan holiday then check out the customizable options and plan your trip with TravelTriangle. Happy traveling!