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“Drive through, don't bother staying”
Review of Visit Weligama

Visit Weligama
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Weligama
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

There is just not much to do, and its not especially beautiful a place. Head on down to Unawatuna (and the beaches along the way) or to Mirissa.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

But it is very nice to watch the fishing and the families on the beach.
The town has banks atm, Posoffice Bus station and so on. Very friendly people.
It is bigger than it seems from the beach

1  Thank CgrGDen
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Reviewed January 7, 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.

4  Thank CarstenDK
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Mahesh a, Owner at Visit Weligama, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 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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Reviewed January 7, 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.

2  Thank mightyelh
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

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

Thank CleoZ86
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