The Rockstel Weligama is your best headquarter for your stay in Weligama
Just a 500 meter walk to the beach and surrounded by shops and common transport options. You won’t leave!
Explore the Weligama jungle alleys out of the town and you’ll find new landscapes and great surf spots
A bit further from Weligama there are world wide famous beaches, top surf spots and local attractions.
One of the top surfing spots on the South Coast
Weligama is one of the top surfing spots on the South Coast, located a 5 minute walk from The Rockstel Weligama, it is easy to access and the hostel often organises group trips.Surf in the evenings, admiring the picturesque sunset while you wait for the perfect wave. In Weligama you town you’ll find a wide range of shops and restaurants and it’ s really worth it to get lost in the pinturesque town and experience the local culture.
Weligama itself is a bustling fishing town, with a brusque look it´s very contrasted to the stunning beach itself, but is worth a visit for good street food and the raw Sri Lankan experience. Buses leave the bus stop in Weligama very regularly and it´s very easy to get from here to Mirissa and back to Unawatuna, more importantly The Rockstel.
Tucked away from the main road between Weligama and Midigama you’ll find Jungle Beach
Jungle Beach Weligama is a hidden area for most of the tourist where just a few go to chill at the resorts and restaurants and to shred the waves you’ll find in Ketature and Walliwala Beach.
After Unawatuna Beach, one of the best rated beaches in Sri Lanka, Mirissa is located about 40 minutes (31 kilometres) east of The Rockstel.
You can get there easily by bus costing about 50 rupees, or you can hire a scooter to take your own time and visit the beaches around on the way. Grab your sunscreen and towel and get ready for a chilled out day on the beach. Mirissa beach is full of plenty of restaurants and is very popular for its nightlife with numerous parties.
Feel like waking up early? For around 6000 rupees you can get on a boat to go whale watching and see the famed Blue Whale and also dolphins! Worried you´ll feel ill? They will provide you with sea sickness pills. Change your mind? You can always cancel and go for a surf session in Mirissa.
Maybe you have heard there are not many things to do in Midigama, but if you’re a surf lover, or you fancy a taste of the calm life both of these towns are for you. Being less touristic than the other towns around the experience here is a little bit more isolated, but the waves are still good and there are plenty of places ready to be surfed, so if you want a chill surfing lifestyle and you’re ready to immerse yourself in the local culture, Midigama is for you!