Bentota
About Bentota

Bentota, Srilanka is the city of the Golden Beaches. You will be able to relax and feel the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand. The day is divided in between swimming in the water and bathing in the sun. Bentota provides the perfect turf for unfurled vacation at the beach. While enjoying the sun, sea, and sand the water sports lovers can enroll themselves in various water sports bringing in the unique pleasure of this locale.

Bentota Beach
Turtle Hatchery
Bentota Beach

If you are looking to spend your holidays and give yourself a calm and natural treat, with no bars and restaurants, this is the most refreshing and relaxing site. The Bentota Beach which extends across 7-8 kilometers is truly a symbol of peace, calmness, and cleanness. One of its strongest points is its quiet surroundings which, according to many people, run the natural and relaxing environment of the beach. There is plenty of space for everyone to settle in perfectly and enjoy the sunbath to the fullest.

Bentota Turtle Hatchery
Turtle Hatchery
Bentota Turtle Hatchery

The Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda is a conservation project that is helping to sustain and enhance the stability of sea turtles. You can visit the hatchery, observe its activities and learn about these fascinating creatures. If you swing by during the day you’ll get to see all the adorable little hatchlings or the older and wiser turtles doing their thing in the tanks. But the real fun is being part of the release! It goes down almost every day around sunset. The staff will pick out the ones fit for release, put them in little buckets and hand them to you. Where you can see five species of turtles; Green turtles, Hawksbill turtle, Loggerhead turtles, Leatherback turtles, and Olive turtles.

Madhu River Boat Safari
Madhu River Boat Safari

Madhu Ganga, known in ancient text as Weligannga(Sand river) is located in the coastal town of Balapitiya and is considered the last remaining tract of pristine mangrove forest in Srilanka after Bentota. A virgin habitat constituting a coastal wetland mangrove ecosystem and the fact that it’s bio-locked; meaning that it’s protected from outside influence to its native aquatic plants and animals. It has a high ecological and biological significance, also on record for being home to over 300 plant species from 95 families and 250+ vertebrate families. The main reason for the existence of the Madhu River is the tides of the area.

Cinnamon Island
Cinnamon Island

It is yet another enthralling spot for tourists and sight-seers. It is also included in the list of the most beautiful places to visit near Bentota Sri Lanka. This island is famous for its age-old cinnamon plantation wherein you can learn and explore every small detail about cinnamon, from how it is processed to how it is used. For generations, this place has been taken care of by a single-family and you must not miss this island to visit during your trip to Bentota. This is one of the best places to visit in Bentota.

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