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Best things to do in Tangalle

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.

Natural Feature
“Tangalla is the gateway to the wide-open spaces and wide-open beaches of southeast Sri Lanka. It's the last town of any size before Hambantota and has some old-world charm. But you're really here to find your perfect beach, and there are several nearby. ”
4 locals recommend
Hotel
“Stunning location and architecture for lunch, dinner, or just sunset cocktails. In peak season the hotel might not accept external guests for dinner, it is better to call and check. ”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Want a quaint-sunset-on the beach dinner? This.Is.The.Place. Located on our beach, 3 minute walk, is this small local restaurant with amazing ocean and sunset views. There's only a handful of tables so pop in earlier to save one for dinner. ”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Only 1km up the road and .5 KM to the sand is this great little beach where you can spend the day, we can help arrange transport. ”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the waves of Red Beach around the corner this place is open until 10pm and has great drinks and food in outdoor setting.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
“Away from the more busy main beach in Tangalle this part of the beach is truly worth a walk. ”
1 local recommends
Store
“If you want some activity, Bandula Surfing School will give you the best surf experience in your life ( I am not exaggerating as I had my first surf lesson with Bandula years back). Bandula will show you the best beaches and provides all necessities: pick up, fresh towels, water, fresh juices, rashguards & boards (www.bandulasurfingschool.com)”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The father Sshes and the son cooks in this little beach hut in a secluded cove. Catch the sunset!”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great seafood in a local and charming restaurant, run by our friend Amal. Call in advance if you are going in larger group.”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Feel the local vibe by experiencing the authentic sri lankan market every wednesday and sunday. Location is left of the cricket field behind the central bus terminal.”
2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Our friends in the other bay... best sea food in the area served by a local family. No menu but the available fresh seafood is presented raw before it's cooked. Overlooking the beautiful Unakuriwa Bay. Please confirm the prices before ordering since the fish prices differ on the daily catch. ”
1 local recommends
Bakery
“Family-run bakery that we love. The breads, short eats (shorties), and sweets are fresh and the staff is friendly! ”
2 locals recommend
Hotel
“Restaurant in a boutique hotel above the sea with very good food and a fixed menu”
1 local recommends
Lodging
“Best coffee in the South. Or might we say the "whole of Sri Lanka". Locally sourced and roasted on site. The food is also exceptional and we highly recommend. Feel like you're in Italy. It's a must visit if you're in Hiriketiya for a few days. Beautiful Unakuruwa Bay and extraordinary Silent Beach won't disappoint either. ”
2 locals recommend