Matara

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Matara is one of the main cities in southern Sri Lanka, with amazing beaches and whale watching destinations. Once ruled by the Portugese, Dutch and British Matara has a collection of colonial buildings including the Matara Fort, the Star Fort and the Old Nupe Market.

Places to stay, places to eat and things to do in Matara !

Surfing, Whale watching and diving in Matara

Matara has a beautiful collection of beaches which are perfect to surf, dive, swim and relax. It is also one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see whales.

Weligama beach is one of the best places to scuba dive.

Enjoy seeing the largest animals ever on the planet.

About 12 kilometers to the south from Matara this cove shaped sandy beach is perfect to surf and relax.

A clean, less crowded beach ideal for surfing with lots of restaurants, with lovely seafood along the road.

An amazing beach next to the Matara town, overlooking the Paravi Duwa temple. Witness the amazing sunsets from this beach.

Calmer waters, with moderate waves the Polhena beach is popular among many locals.

A cove shaped beautiful beach in Matara for anyone who loves to surf.

Places to see in Matara

Being invaded by Portugese, Dutch and the British and serving as one of their operational towns Matara’s main attractions include the colonial forts.