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Best Things To Do in Mirissa

Mirissa is situated on the coastline of Sri Lanka, and is located at a distance of approximately over 150 kilometres from Colombo. Since it is a coastal town, there are plenty of things to do in Mirissa. If you fancy watching whales and dolphins very close to human habitat, then Mirissa is definitely a destination you should include in your itinerary. As a seafood lover, this place is definitely heaven for you. It is the most famous port situated in the southern coast and offers you the best quality of mullet, snapper, tuna and butterfish.

The best part about Mirissa is that until 1980s, it was almost untouched by tourists. It was only in the mid 90s, then tourists started to explore this offbeat attraction. Today there are plenty of activities for tourists to undertake and in a good budget while in Mirissa. It is actually situated at an elevation of 4 metres above the sea level and has some beautiful opportunities of chilling on uncrowded coast line glistened with beautiful horizon. If you thought beach and sea related attractions is all that Mirissa is famous for, then it’s time to re consider your itinerary.

Mirissa is blessed with a rich culture and has quite an amazing heritage. There are plenty of statues and small museums here which will get you in touch with the intriguing history of southern Sri Lanka. Apart from visiting these famous spots in Mirissa, one can also indulge in activities such as fishing, water sports, sailing and cruising in this beach town. Although, as a foodie you might hardly get the time from exploring the delectable cuisine, you should however fill your itinerary with the most interesting things to do in Mirissa. Spend a relaxing vacation right in the midst of this lovely beach town!

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    About the Activity: If you are looking for some enthralling fishing activity in Sri Lanka, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Rent your own boat at the beautiful coastal country of Sri Lanka and embark on an exciting fishing trip at around 3 PM from the Mirissa harbor...

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    About the Activity: Explore the exciting seaside at Mirissa and spend your day enjoying a gorgeous sunset cruise.Board a boat from the Mirissa harbor that will take you to shallow as well as deep sea where you can enjoy the stunning sight of the horizon.Spend your an...

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Mirissa

  • What are the activities that can be done in Mirissa?

    The activities that can be done in Mirissa are:

    • Whale Watching
    • Cruise
    • Sailing
    • Snorkelling
    • Scuba Diving
    • Fishing
    • Chilling by the beach

  • Which places are best for cruising in Mirissa?

    Mirissa has a beautiful southern coast which spreads over the lovely Indian Ocean. It is extremely famous for Whale Watching and luxury cruising. The company which is the most famous for organizing the cruising tours in Blue Water Cruise.

    You can check out the list of activities they offer and the cruises that they organize. They take you through the glistening ocean to the best spots for blue whale watching and even for the other water sports.

  • Where can we go for whale watching in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is known for being in the vicinity of spots where plenty of blue whales have inhabited the ocean. Blue Water Tours is the most famous company for organizing the whale watching tours in Mirissa which also organizes whale watching activities.

    It is extremely important to go for whale watching with experts as it is a risky activity. But, it is one of the most famous tourist activities carried out in Mirissa. While most tour operators will pick you up from the hotel itself, for some you will need to head to the Mirissa Beach. From here, a lot of tours start for whale watching.

  • Which are best places for sailing in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is a part of the Indian Ocean entirely. Since, it is a small coastal town, there is only one main harbor in Mirissa. Everybody who wishes to undertake Sailing in Mirissa has to start at the harbor. From here, you can go inside the Indian Ocean and enjoy the beautiful waves of the ocean.

  • Where can we go for snorkeling in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is a beautiful coastal town. The most famous tourism activities to undertake here are related to watersports. If you want to enjoy snorkeling, a lot of tour operators start their tours from the main Mirissa Beach and take you to the safe spots in the Indian Ocean where you can spot the beautiful aquatic creatures go about their day.

  • Where can we go for fishing in Mirissa?

    Mirissa has extremely delectable dishes which are made mainly from sea-food. Fishing is quite a common occupation amongst the locals here. To undertake fishing, you can visit the Mirissa Harbor from where you can catch plenty of fish. The guides and locals will also tell you the famous types of fish available in the spots you are visiting for fishing.

  • Which are best places for scuba diving in Mirissa?

    Blue Water Cruise is the most acclaimed tour operator in Mirissa that offers various water sports such as scuba diving. You need to go with experts who know the waters near Mirissa properly so as to avoid any risks.
    Most tours begin from the Mirissa beach or the harbor. You can start your journey of scuba diving from here and then head for scuba diving with your trainers.

  • Where can we go for boating in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is famous for its beach and for its harbor. The town is situated in the midst of Indian Ocean and hence offers a lot of opportunities to explore the waters in various ways. One of the safest activities to do in Mirissa is boating. You can enjoy boating at the Mirissa Harbor

  • Which are some best beaches in Mirissa for water sports?

    Mirissa is an extremely small coastal town. There is only one main beach in Mirissa which hosts water sports. With white pristine sands and clean waters, this is the best place to head to for undertaking water sports. The name of this beach is the Mirissa Beach and you can visit this place to enjoy water sports in the southernmost coastal town of Sri-Lanka.

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