Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island.
In Trincomalee (Trinco) You can visit the colorful hindu temple Koneswaram, located on top of a cliff with a spectacular view. The Koneswaram Temple can be visited free of charge.
Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well.
Pigeon Island is one of Sri Lanka’s two marine national parks.
The reef here is shallow, making snorkeling almost as satisfying as diving. It is home to dozens of corals, hundreds of reef fish incl. blacktip reef sharks and turtles.
To make the most out of Your trip to Pigeon Island, bring fins and mask for snorkeling.& Snorkeling gear can also be hired from the boat.
Please note there is an entrance fee and tickets for boat hire.
The beach town Negombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka, very close to Colombo Airport, and therefore it is often the first and the last town tourists stays in when they visit Sri Lanka.
Negombo has long wide sandy beaches and lots of hotels, restaurants and shops along the main road. The town is known for the fish market and the many fisher boats.
Two times a week there is a market, where you can buy everything from vegetables to clothes and kitchen knifes.
Unawatuna is known for the fine sandy beaches, and is a beloved town for beach holidays.
In Unawatuna You can visit the Buddha temple, located on top of a cliff with a spectacular view.