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Weligama

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Midigama is a city in Weligama.

Understand[edit]

Weligama is a lively fishing town where you can experience a great mix of local culture and surfers chilling out.

Midigama is a relaxed beach town next to Weligama with uncrowded surf and friendly locals. Midigama is what Hikkadua was in the 70's and now lacks.

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By bus[edit]

Buses running around the coast pass along the Colombo to matara road every 20minutes or more frequently 24 hours per day.

By train[edit]

Direct trains to Midigama departure daily three times at 06:55 am (#8050), 2:25 pm (#8056) and 06:05 pm (#8766). Weligama is served more frequently and Midigama is reached quickly via tuktuk.

Get around[edit]

Tuk tuk: more expensive than buses but take you door to door. approx 700rupee from Midigama to Galle, 150-200rupee to Welligama. Bus: cheap and easy way to get around the main features but is restricted to the main roads. Pass along road every 10-20minutes.

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  • Surf - Weligama Bay is one of the best places to learn to surf in Sri Lanka. With consistent beach breaks there are perfect waves for beginners all year round. The official season is October to April where it gets busier and the weather, although still tropica,l can be better. If you go in off season better discounts can be found for rooms.

There are multiple surf breaks within walking distance along the coast. Lazy lefts - popular left hand reef break with easy take off and long walls great for mid range surfers. Ram's - A frame reef break with steep take off and hollow sections on both right and left, beware shallow reef. The surfing season is from Okt-Apr. Best conditions can be found in March.

Beach: great for swimming snorkeling and relaxing when not surfing.

Dive: Scuba dive with Weligama Bay Dive Centre. The only PADI registered Dive School in the area. They offer Fun Dives $35; Discovery Dive $60; Open Water and Advanced courses. They have a number of great dive spots where you can see Turtles, Rays,a lot of fish life and you may even be lucky enough to see a whale shark!

Go Whale Watching and see a Blue Whale

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Local guest houses provide good local foods and limited drink (beer and soft drink) for reasonable prices.

  • Soul Cafe. Healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch.  edit

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  • Kasuma's Lazy left guesthouse: E-Mail: sugi.rest@yahoo.com. Located in the middle of Midigama beach Lazy lefts offers cheap, clean and friendly accommodation catering for travelers keen to enjoy the surf and beautiful beach that runs directly in front of the guesthouse. 1300rupee per night includes private room with attached bathroom right on the beach. Has good food and drink available on site, people say the burgers are the best in all south of Sri Lanka, surfboards and snorekel gear for hire, internet access and friendly staff. The owner bulit a new House 5 min away from the beach. 2 rooms are finished and another 3 will be ready by the end of 2014. The rates for accomodation are more than fair.


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