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Address: Beach Road, 32500, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 773200201
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Activities: Surfing

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Very unspoilt place (so far)

Arugambe is still one of those places where mass tourism hasn't spoilt the charm. Big hotels are on the way however but it still a good place to chill in the waves and watch the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Carnforth, United Kingdom

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Arugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast. The bay is located 320 kilo meters due east of Colombo, and approximately 4 kilo meters south of the market town of Pottuvil. The Arugam Bay area is home to a number of quality surf breaks, the most popular of which... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Arugam bay is really at the end of the small Shri Lankas world. East side )) Before getting here from Colombo you can visit the mountains aria ( middle of the island ). You can get there by train , which takes you through the beautiful view all there way! And in Arugam bay about 10 deferent surfing point around... More 

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A huge bay with no waves entering in. All big waves are broken at the "Surfers Point" making them level out as the move further into the bay. So surfers of every competency level can choose where to join in to the waves. There was no sea breeze what so ever. Kind of surprising.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I've been there in September 2012. It's totally different Sri Lankan experience, comparing to the West of the country. Not massive tourist destination back then and local workers were not so used of tourists - e.g. sometimes they brought cutlery after the food was on the table in the restaurants.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We rented two surfboards for three days and I realised at the second day that the leash is broken. I don't know if it was broken when i rented it or how it happened. I didn't have an accident, I just used the surfboard. And I Wwas happy to notice it at the beach and not in the water. They... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

When i arrived in Arugam bay yesterday, i was hoping to find a nice mix of people, locals and activities. But i'm a bit disappointed and will probably leave sooner than expected. Arugam might not be developed, but it is a super 100% tourist place without excuse. Arugam bay only exists of surf shops, tshirt-shops and over priced restaurants. Oh,... More 

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Ulladulla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Arugum Bay, on the South East coast of Sri Lanka is an oasis of tranquility...sparkling sea and warm sands..great value dining, and a world renown surf break! Great Surfing is still the greatest pull to Arugum Bay and I highly recommend Hassan's Surf House, on the main road, first shop on the left after the bridge.Hasan really know the surf,... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wow can I say stunning views but we went in cars but would recommend a 4-wheel drive to make better time........ A nice cool breeze and just a great place for relaxation. Very peaceful and serene..

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Moscow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I cant understand why guys in arugam bay put too high prices for their services and food in restaurants? One local explained-not so many people come here and in order to survive they appoint high prices. Portion of chicken rice and curry starts fron 300rp and the portion size is just for one! The same price but for portion for... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Arugambe is still one of those places where mass tourism hasn't spoilt the charm. Big hotels are on the way however but it still a good place to chill in the waves and watch the fishermen in the estuary. I gotta say that the mangrove trip is a bit of a rip off. Far better to take an autorickshaw 10k... More 

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Address: Beach Road, 32500, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 773200201
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka

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