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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved it, stayed at Hideaway one night, thankyou Sharon for your hospitality and another night at Avingit a bar with rooms to rent run by a great guy from UK called Adam, really friendly atmosphere and fabulous pizzas. I thought the locals were great, would certainly return when surf is up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great place,very relaxing.There are many places around there to hang around.Many other surfing places can be found around the area like Whiskey point, Okanda. Clean beaches, still not corrupted. Many places around for food. Few places to buy a ice cool beer. Hope to go there again soon

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Saving whole summer money to visit Sri Lanka paradise ...I spent at Srilanka 3 weeks since beginning of September, 10 days of it in Arugam .... It's good place to chill... to learn surfing maybe ...but overall - lot of mess, prices too high in comparison to normal Asia, water like in a pond (can't see the bottom of the... More 

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Madiha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Me and two of my friends were at Arugam bay surf camp last July and it was a nice experience. It was a part of my university fun trip that we made a stop there for 3 days of pure surf and sun, got just what I needed with these guys. All their instructors are ISA certified, and the drills... More 

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Norwich, Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

It was interesting, the beach was full of fishing boats , We saw the boats all coming back with their catches early in the morning and all the men on the beach haggling over the cost of the fish.not a swimming or sunbathing beach although I think it was not surfing season. We went for a walk up the beach... More 

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Sydney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

AS a seasoned Bali traveler I can say that this place is fabulous, better on the pocket and the food is delicious. Most meals cost $6-$10 and you can get a bed for $10 too. We went to surf loved the A bay point at sunrise and the set up was perfect for kids who are learning. Peanuts surf break... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just spent a weeks down the east coast of Sri Lanka with my boyfriend.We were blad to be there, since it is one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka for all the beach lovers around the world. Perfect waves for surfing and perfect beaches for swimming. And we enjoyed the beach party's, perfect view of sun rise and sun... More 

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