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“"Weligama Surf Tours" services warmly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Visit Weligama

Visit Weligama
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Weligama
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“"Weligama Surf Tours" services warmly recommended”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

If you will be visiting Weligama we recommend you consider using the services of #Weligama Surf Tours - for details see https://www.facebook.com/weligamasurftours or http://www.weligamasurftours.com/#!/home.
The owner, Mr Pradeep Nirukshan, will do everything to make your stay in Weligama a perfect success and can help you organize airport transfer and excursions at a reasonable price. More importantly, Pradeep will add his personal touch and make you feel like a virtual V.I.P. during your time in Weligama. So I suggest you contact Pradeep before your departure and before blindly choosing the (more pricy) excursions offered by e.g the local resorts and hotels.

Visited January 2014
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Mahesh a, Owner at Visit Weligama, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
"Visit Weligama" is information web site where the people can get information run by Info centre, 665, Matara rd, Pelana, Weligama. so this is a common site where personal advertizing is not accepted.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Good surf beach”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

While Weligama doesn't have the prettiest beaches in Sri Lanka (head just down the road to Mirissa) it's a great spot for beginner and more advanced surfers. The waves are consistent and easy (in December at least), and it's a good environment to feel at ease when just beginning, though the water can be a bit crowded in the morning and before sunset.

You can walk up to a beach-side surf board rental spot and get a basic lesson for about $20 which also gives you a day of board rental. The following days you can rent boards for about $1-2/hr and eat coconuts for $.50 to re-hydrate and re-fuel! Not many great restaurants but some good street food near the bus station or check out awesome organic bites, including great vegan ice cream, at Gecko's! To note, women may find it more comfortable to travel in groups with male companions, as the area is quite male-dominated, especially at night.

You can also stay at a hotel right on the surfing beach for about $30/night, or go nearby for $15-20.

Visited December 2013
2 Thank mightyelh
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great surf spot!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Weligama is perfect for surfing and way cheaper then all the other nearby places. Also good for beginning surfers.

Visited December 2013
Thank CleoZ86
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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good place for surfers”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Many nice fish markets with fresh lobsters, snappers and jimbos. Lovely ocean views with high tides.

Visited November 2013
Thank Antony G
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Weligama Beach”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Went to the Weligama beach for water sports and also visited the Weligama bay resort for lunch...its a beautiful beach and Weligama bay resort is a lovely boutique hotel right on the Weligama beach..Lovely food and great ambiance

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Pamela P
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