Mirissa is the largest fishing port situated on South coast and is a famous stop over for travelers visiting Sri Lanka. It is a small beautiful village with two surfing points for advance surfers and intermediate surfers.
The golden sandy beaches secluded from all the hustle and bustle of the city and the town is largely un-touched by the modern concrete structures, creating a peaceful perfect tropical heaven.
Best time to visit Mirissa is between December and March, which is generally the driest months of the yea, however the Sri Lankan weather can be highly unpredictable due to having two different monsoon seasons.
How to Get There
Located 154Km from Colombo, plenty of transport options available that fits any budget category, the Air-conditioned and normal busses available throughout the day from Fort and Kottawa bus stations. Alternatively you can take the train from Fort Train Station to Weligama and take the bus or tuk tuk to Mirissa (7 km from Weligama).
How to Get Around
Mirissa is a small enough town to reach everywhere by foot. If walking is not your style then may be hiring a scooty might interest you. However, driving in Sri Lankan traffic can be daunting for most of the visitors, if you’re in that category tuk tuks are available around the clock, but do talk to the hotel/accommodation staff and get a rough idea how much it costs and negotiate with the driver before you get in.
Note: There is always room to haggle when it comes to tuk tuks.