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Best things to do in Matara

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Huge Supermarket at walking distance from Greta Cottage anything can be found here”
4 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely little beach for swimming, snorkeling and swiming with turtles. Turns into a party beach at night with streetfood, music and dancing. ”
10 locals recommend
Military Base
“This is constructed by Dutch in 1765. This Fort was built to a unique shape of a six pointed star with space for 12 large cannons to cover approaches from all directions.”
2 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The temple complex, inclusive of all features spreads up to a vast land of three acres. It is also known as the first tunnel temple in the world. The colossal Buddha image which was built after Anurad”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“A very popular place for the social traveler. Good food and music most nights.”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Bus Station
“You don't have to go to Matara to catch a bus, they go right through Mirissa but if you are travelling across country this is where you need to go.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Matara a main transit point. If you're in the area have a coffee or meal at this cafe/restaurant. It is decorated with antiques. The food and drinks are recommended.”
3 locals recommend
Historic Site
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice Fast food restaurant located at Nupe Junction, five minutes walking from the villa”
2 locals recommend
Clothing Store
1 local recommends
Place of Worship
“Buddhist Temple on an island. Buddhistischer Tempel auf einer vorgelagerten Insel.”
1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Vitier la promenade en bord de mer à Matara ainsi que le temple accessible par un pont dans le fort.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
1 local recommends