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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Take bus heading to Matara from Fort in Colombo and ask to get out in Mirissa. A/C costs 370 Rupees. Regular costs 250 Rupees. Depending on when you go, a trip will take between 3.5 and 5 hours.
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Take bus heading to Matara or Tangalle from Fort in Colombo and ask to get out in Mirissa. A/C costs 370 Rupees. Regular costs 250 Rupees. Depending on when you go, a trip will take between 3.5 and 5 hours.
  
Alternatively, you can take the train from Colombo Fort to Weligama (7 km from Mirissa) and then go by tuk tuk to Mirissa. A 2nd class train ticket costs 220 Rupees. The train schedule is available [http://www.gic.gov.lk/gic/index.php?option=com_findnearest&task=train&lang=en here]. Trips take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours (depending on the train).
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Alternatively, you can take the train from Colombo Fort to Weligama (7 km from Mirissa) and then go by bus (20 Rupees in 2014) or tuk tuk (300 Rupess in 2014). A 2nd class train ticket costs 220 Rupees. The train schedule is available [http://www.gic.gov.lk/gic/index.php?option=com_findnearest&task=train&lang=en here]. Trips take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours (depending on the train).
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Surfing. Bodyboarding. Whale watching. Swimming. Snorkelling. Ayurvedic treatments.
 
Surfing. Bodyboarding. Whale watching. Swimming. Snorkelling. Ayurvedic treatments.
 
*<do name="Raja &amp; The Whales" alt="" address="Mirissa Harbour" directions="" phone="0776953452" url="www.rajaandthewhales.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great company, which provides sustainable whale watching in Mirissa. </do>
 
*<do name="Raja &amp; The Whales" alt="" address="Mirissa Harbour" directions="" phone="0776953452" url="www.rajaandthewhales.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great company, which provides sustainable whale watching in Mirissa. </do>
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*<do name="Mirissa Water Sports" alt="" address="Harbour road, Mirissa" directions="" phone="+94 77 359 77 32" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The pioneers of whale watching in Sri Lanka and employs youth people who were affected by the tsunami in 2004.</do>
  
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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*<buy name="Mirissa Moorings" alt="" address="Harbour road, Mirissa" directions="" phone=" +94 772220967" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Mirissa Moorings is the premiere boat charter mooring facilities and services in Mirissa offering sailing trips on 6,5 m MiniBee boats (manufactured in Sri Lanka) to local and foreign tourists. You can rent boats with or without a skipper if you have a valid/international sail license.</buy>
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==Eat==
 
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
There is accommodation available for each type of traveller. You can find budget places starting from 1.000 Rupees in off season and 1.500 Rupees in season.
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There is accommodation available for each type of traveller. You can find budget places starting from 700 Rupees and 1.500 Rupees in season.
*<sleep name="Villa Sea View" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Very nice place run by a local family. Provides the best view in Mirissa. Rooms starting from about 1.000 Rupies off season. 3 minutes off the beach and surf point (very right side on the beach when you watch the sea - up the hill). </sleep>
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*<sleep name=teviedu guest house. alt="" address="no324,uswatta,udupila,mirissa." directions="" phone=0094715927833 and 0094414918110"" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Very nice place run by a local family. Provides the best view in Mirissa. Rooms starting from about 700 Rupies off season. 10 minutes off the beach and surf point (very right side on the beach when you watch the sea - up the hill). </sleep>
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*<sleep name="Mirissa Beach House" alt="" address="Beach side/ Paradise road" directions="At the headland end of Mirissa Beach. " phone="+971566832281" url="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mirissa-Beach-House-Sri-Lanka/421507851280257?fref=ts" checkin="2pm" checkout="11am" price="low season 120 USD a night" lat="5.943806" long="80.456212">A private Villa with room for up to 6 people. For privacy we only rent to one group to at a time.  40 meters from the beautiful Mirissa beach, bars and restaurants. Great outside area for relaxing after a day in the sun. Hot water shower and comfortable clean beds with mosquito nets. The house has 2 double beds and a adult length double bunk. Strong fans cool all sleeping and sitting areas. House has tea, coffee and toast facilities with a refrigerator but not full kitchen. Downstairs there is a great BBQ area if you feel like cooking some of the local seafood. Sunbeds are available in the garden and downstairs if you feel like relaxing outside. </sleep>
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*<sleep name="ExtremeHost Guest house" alt="" address="373/A/1, Udupila, Mirissa" directions="" phone="+94711218810" url="http://www.extremehostguesthouse.com" checkin="2am" checkout="11am" price="22" lat="5.946670" long="80.460607">Extreme Host Guest house ideally situated a short distance away from the Beautiful Mirissa Beach. Pubs, restaurants, and Shops are stroll away. </sleep>
  
  

Latest revision as of 14:06, 10 October 2014

Mirissa is in Southern Province.

Understand[edit]

Mirissa is a beautiful little village with a nice beach and two surfing points. One for advanced surfers, and one for intermediate ones.

Get in[edit]

Take bus heading to Matara or Tangalle from Fort in Colombo and ask to get out in Mirissa. A/C costs 370 Rupees. Regular costs 250 Rupees. Depending on when you go, a trip will take between 3.5 and 5 hours.

Alternatively, you can take the train from Colombo Fort to Weligama (7 km from Mirissa) and then go by bus (20 Rupees in 2014) or tuk tuk (300 Rupess in 2014). A 2nd class train ticket costs 220 Rupees. The train schedule is available here. Trips take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours (depending on the train).

Get around[edit]

Mirissa is a small village, you can basically get everywhere by feet. Walking. Cycling. Motorbiking. Tuk Tuk. Available to rent everywhere.

See[edit][add listing]

Buddhist temple. Fisherman harbour. Beach.

Do[edit][add listing]

Surfing. Bodyboarding. Whale watching. Swimming. Snorkelling. Ayurvedic treatments.

  • Raja & The Whales, Mirissa Harbour, 0776953452, [1]. Great company, which provides sustainable whale watching in Mirissa.  edit
  • Mirissa Water Sports, Harbour road, Mirissa, +94 77 359 77 32. The pioneers of whale watching in Sri Lanka and employs youth people who were affected by the tsunami in 2004.  edit


Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Mirissa Moorings, Harbour road, Mirissa, +94 772220967. Mirissa Moorings is the premiere boat charter mooring facilities and services in Mirissa offering sailing trips on 6,5 m MiniBee boats (manufactured in Sri Lanka) to local and foreign tourists. You can rent boats with or without a skipper if you have a valid/international sail license.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

Many different restaurants on the beach. Cheaper but still very tasty options are the Roti shops more inland.

  • Dewmini Roti Shop, 0715162604. 7am-10pm. Very nice, quiet place to have a drink or taste the delicious fresh rotis. Little inland (follow small road next to internet place on the main street and look out for the signposting).  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

In the beach bars around the beach.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is accommodation available for each type of traveller. You can find budget places starting from 700 Rupees and 1.500 Rupees in season.

  • teviedu, no324,uswatta,udupila,mirissa., 0094715927833. Very nice place run by a local family. Provides the best view in Mirissa. Rooms starting from about 700 Rupies off season. 10 minutes off the beach and surf point (very right side on the beach when you watch the sea - up the hill).  edit
  • Mirissa Beach House, Beach side/ Paradise road (At the headland end of Mirissa Beach.), +971566832281, [2]. checkin: 2pm; checkout: 11am. A private Villa with room for up to 6 people. For privacy we only rent to one group to at a time. 40 meters from the beautiful Mirissa beach, bars and restaurants. Great outside area for relaxing after a day in the sun. Hot water shower and comfortable clean beds with mosquito nets. The house has 2 double beds and a adult length double bunk. Strong fans cool all sleeping and sitting areas. House has tea, coffee and toast facilities with a refrigerator but not full kitchen. Downstairs there is a great BBQ area if you feel like cooking some of the local seafood. Sunbeds are available in the garden and downstairs if you feel like relaxing outside. low season 120 USD a night. (5.943806,80.456212) edit
  • ExtremeHost Guest house, 373/A/1, Udupila, Mirissa, +94711218810, [3]. checkin: 2am; checkout: 11am. Extreme Host Guest house ideally situated a short distance away from the Beautiful Mirissa Beach. Pubs, restaurants, and Shops are stroll away. 22. (5.946670,80.460607) edit


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