Attend a Sri Lankan Cooking Course in Mirissa

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Learning to cook your favourite Sri Lankan Rice & Curry dishes is not only fun but a great way to meet new friends! It’s obviously great to be able to re create your favourite dishes which you’ve taken a liking over your stay in Sri Lanka back home.

Whilst there’s various classes on offer in Mirissa we recommend either…

Madu @ Amarasingha Royal Lodge or Gayani @ Dewmini No.1 Roti Shop

Both are very friendly, excellent cooks and speak very good English. As an added bonus, ...

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Visit Talala Beach

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Talala Beach: Approx 18km away from ‘Your Dream Home in Mirissa

This is one of those near-pristine beaches that really do define the tropical-beach postcard cliches.

Talala Beach is one mile of golden sand where most often the only footprints disturbing this beach will be yours.

The sea on the right side of the beach is the best & safest area for swimming. The sea in this secluded cove is generally calm and suitable for children. We don’t recommend ...

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Visit the Fish Market & Mirissa Harbour

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 15 minute walk – 5 minute drive to harbour)

At around 6am the Fish Market and Mirissa Harbour comes to life as the fishermen and their colourful fishing boats dock & gather to sell  and auction their catch. Lot’s of skipjack tuna, manta rays and the odd shark as well. There’s a minimal charge of approx 20 rupees to enter the port.

Photos by John Rathmill

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Surfing too difficult…try Boogie or Bodyboarding!

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 5 minute walk to Mirissa Beach)

If you’re one of those that look at surfers but think it will be too difficult to learn but deep down you still would like to experience riding some waves… don’t despair you should try boogie or bodyboarding which should be much easier to master! Whilst at Mirissa beach one can find big enough surfing waves at both ends on the reefs, ...

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Go on a Catamaran Safari on Garaduwa Lake

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 2 minute walk )

A 2 minute walk from our house will lead you to a small mangrove that opens up to the beautiful Garaduwa Lake. Take your cameras and expect to see an array of wild exotic birds and a variety of large monitor lizards. There is also a small island in the middle of the lake that you can also arrange to visit on this trip.

We ...

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Rent a bike – Explore the Mirissa country side!

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( start from house )

Mirissa is not all about the beach, if you head inland, on the jungle side it has so much more to offer and cycling provides the perfect way to explore the stunning landscapes. The pretty flat terrain makes it ideal to spend a day cycling.

All it takes is to venture a few kilometres ‘off the beaten track’ and you’re soon rewarded by sightings ...

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Find Our Secret Beach in Mirissa !

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 15 minute walk )

Ok, it might be our little secret and we’re prepared to share it with you but the locals know about this beautiful cove. So our advise is to avoid weekends, any public holidays or when it’s full moon known locally as Poya if you want to have the beach all to yourself.

To find this beach you will need to climb up the hill ...

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Go Crocodile Spotting on the River Nilwala

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Distance from our house for rent in Mirissa to Matara 7km

Crocodile Spotting boat trips on the Nilwala river or Matara ganga as it’s also referred to by the locals are becoming quite a popular attraction.

Be warned this is no crocodile show… it’s dangerous crocodiles lurking in their natural habitat, so make sure you are aware and well briefed of the dangers and go only with experienced guides. We strongly advise about taking any risks whilst trying to capture any ...

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Visit the forts in Matara

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Distance to Matara from ‘our house for rent in Mirissa’ 7km / 20 mins

Matara Fort

Matara, 160km from Colombo, is a busy, sprawling commercial town. The main attractions are its ramparts and well-preserved Dutch fort. The smallish Dutch rampart occupies the promontory separating the Nilwala Ganga from the sea. Built in the 18th century to protect the VOC’s kachcheri (administrative office). Wander the few streets and you’ll see the odd colonial gem – though its real charm is that it is quieter ...

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