Things to Do

Here is some information on what activities you can do if you happen to be in Arugam Bay for something other than surfing.

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Cooking Class

Learn traditional Sri Lankan cooking methods with a class involving the preparation of coconut sambol, dahl and other popular curries. [read more…]

Kudumbigala Monastery

This is a Buddhist temple with a rich history located just under 30km south of Arugam Bay. [read more…]

Kumana National Park

The Kumana National Park, previously known until 2006 as Yala East National Park, has its entrance located approximately 30km south of Arugam Bay, at Okanda.  [read more…]

Lahugala National Park

The Lahugala Kitulana National Park is the smallest in Sri Lanka and is located about 20km from Arugam Bay on the main road that heads west to Monaragala. [read more…]

Ayurveda and Massage

No Asian beach destination would be complete without the opportunity to enjoy a good massage and Arugam Bay is no exception. [read more…]


To see some true East Coast wildlife you only have to visit one of the many weekly beach parties in Arugam Bay. [read more…]

Rent a Bike

If you can find a decent quality bicycle there are some great rides to be taken in the local area. Rental costs are low, about 500LKR per day, even less for long term hire. [read more…]

View the Sunset

As Arugam Bay faces the east it is generally recognised as being a place to appreciate spectacular sunrises. However, for those craving a romantic sunset, here are three popular places in and around the area. [read more…]

Yoga Classes

As surf and yoga seem to go hand-in-hand these days there are an increasing number of places offering classes in Arugam Bay. [read more…]

Lagoon Safari

There are three places to take a lagoon safari in the local area; Kottukal (Pottuvil) is the nearest, Urani (near Whiskey Point) and finally Panama, some 15 km to the south. [read more…]

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