SRI LANKA

Find out what we did on our day trip to Mirissa.

DAY TRIP TO MIRISSA

January 13th, 2019 | 0 comments

Located in the South of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is not only a surfer’s paradise but also a calm, beautiful and palm-tree covered oasis which is bound to please every travellers wish. We drove to Mirissa from Dalawella with our driver Disa and made a couple of stops along the way. Read more about our day trip to and at Mirissa below!

 

Mirissa Beach.

VISIT A SEA TURTLE HATCHERY

Small sea turtle.

Turtle hatchery.

Our first stop on the way to Mirrisa was at Habaraduwa Sea Turtle Hatchery. The entrance cost was 500 rupees (around $3) per person and included a guided tour with one of the volunteers working at the hatchery. The place is fairly small, but we were quite impressed by how well they take care of the turtles there. We only stayed about half an hour and saw over 5 kinds of sea turtles. We found out so much new facts about sea turtles and would recommend you to visit here if you find yourself in the area!

THE FAKE STILT FISHERMAN

Fishing on these stilts is still very common in Sri Lanka, but don’t expect these guys to sit there and fish when it’s off-season and lots of waves. Taking a photograph on the south coats will cost you and depending on your negotiation skills, it could be quite expensive. Since we were the only tourists around twe have agreed to $5 (down from $10), but we heard people have been paying even up to $20! I am happy I inhertited some negotiation skills from my dad! On a side note though; I was a little dissapointed with the fact that pretty much every image you will see of them, is fake.

Stilt fishermen.

Fishing boats.

Stilt fishermen.

GO TO THE COCONUT TREE HILL

This was my favorite thing to do in the area and I was really excited to visit this place. We got dropped off nearby and walked to this hill in about 10 minutes. We arrived to a completely empty hill and decided to just enjoy it there before the crowds arrive. And they did! Luckily, just after we took some pictures. A tip: it doesn’t hurt to be careful while there, coconuts do fall from palms and you don’t want to be under one when it happens.

EAT AT SHADY LANE

After all of the above adventures we had lunch at Shady Lane. We shared a smoothie bowl and avocado toast with scrambled eggs with a king coconut each. The food was delicious and perfectly light just before heading to the beach.

CHILL AT THE BEACH

Mirissa beach is beautiful, clean and has plenty of bars with cocktail happy hours just in time for sunset. We decided to end our day by laying at the beach until it got dark and then headed back to Dalawella with Disa, our driver.