There is a new safari sharing forum at srilankataxishare.com. This is the ideal place to find people to share the cost of a Kumana safari. Follow this link to the new Safari Shares forum (opens in a new window). Also see our Business Directory for […]
For a party town it can be surprisingly difficult at times to buy alcohol in Arugam Bay. This is because there are actually very few places that sell it legally with a licence. During the off-season from November to March […]
Extend from 30 Days to 3 Months You can extend the 30 day visit visa by an extra two months at any time after arrival at the Immigration Office in Battaramulla, Colombo. The official website is: www.immigration.gov.lk. Department of Immigration (opens in Google Maps) The […]
If you are looking for a driver or guide in Sri Lanka then please check out the following Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/srilankacaranddriverhire It is 100% independent and features drivers, guides and small tour operators with a growing number of independent reviews.
Costs It is possible to rent a motorbike, scooter or tuk tuk in Arugam Bay but you should be aware that it is not 100% legal. As of now there are no official registered hire providers in the local area. […]
Recommended Banks Most banks in Sri Lanka accept foreign debit and credit card withdrawals at ATMs. The most reliable banks for this service are: Sampath Commercial Bank Hatton National Bank (HNB) Withdrawal Charge Almost all banks now impose an ATM […]
There are no dedicated yoga retreats in Arugam Bay, although there are a couple of bespoke options available in 2017 if you are looking for the full yoga, surf and accommodation package. Elephant Road Resort The Elephant Road Resort offers group packages […]
This is a new group where all Arugam Bay visitors and surfers, old and new, can meet and exchange information or ideas. There are already over 1000 members! Ask advice, search for a place to stay, find a job, sell […]