Sri Lanka Arugam Bay

Tucked away on the eastern edge of Sri Lanka and with only a handful of local hotels and guesthouses, Arugam Bay is regarded as one of the top surfing destinations in the world.

With areas like Hiriketiya being suitable for beginners, the bay offers surfing opportunities for all levels, with picturesque beaches lined by coconut trees. For the best surfing, visit the bay between May and October.

Kumana National Park, located nearby, is known for its birdwatching, including waterfowl and wading birds, as well as elephants living in the area.

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