Mirissa

Travel Guide Mirissa -2020

History

Ancient History and Settlement in Mirissa

Mirissa is the largest fishing port on the south coast in Sri Lanka that is ruled by Portuguese’s in 16th and 18th centuries. The cultural and architectural structures still can be seen in this areas. The popular Light house in point Dondra was built by Dutch and it is considered as one of the most beautiful and oldest light houses in Sri Lanka.

Tourism on Mirissa 1980 the first tourist accommodation was built however it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that tourism to the town started to dramatically increase. 

 
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Nightlife of Mirissa Sri Lanka
Mirissa Beach Sri Lanka

Geography

Geography of Mirissa Sri Lanka

Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 150 kilometres south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres (13 ft) above sea level.

How to Reach Mirissa by Bus

Generally, buses from Colombo and Galle starts and will take you to Mirissa. If you journey from Colombo, it will take around 5 Hours  to reach Mirissa.  On the other hand, if you take the Galle to Mirissa route, it will take around 2 hours and 30 mints as well.

How to Reach Mirissa by Train

Take bus 187 From  Airport to Colombo “Fort Railway Station” for around 100 Rupees. You can purchase a 2nd or 3rd class ticket to Mirissa when you arrive at the railway station for around 300 Rupees. Don’t expect to get a seat on this train as they are generally always packed.

How is the weather in Mirissa

Mirissa weather is tropical in nature and it is influenced by monsoon winds. All most all the year, this place has a temperature around 29°C. the place always hot and humid. At the time of two rainy seasons (from March to December), the rainfall would be quite heavy. Mirissa is in the south coast region of Sri Lanka.

How about Nightlife of Mirissa

Mirissa Beach nightlife is quite mellow, so if you want a more laid-back vibe when you go out at night, this is perfect for you. However, for those looking for a bit of dancing and excitement,  And if you want to enjoy a couple of drinks, you will not be disappointed by the Mirissa Beach bars. You can go bar-hopping from upscale ones to those that are more casual and affordable there is a bar for every budget in this part of the island nation.

17 Places to visit in Mirissa & Around 2020

1. Go Whale Watching
2. Enjoy The Beauty Of The Beach.
3. Rent a Motorbike or Tuk-Tuk 
4. Visit the Snake Farm
5. Climb Coconut Tree Hill
6. Climb The Parrot Rock
7. Snorkel On The Turtle Bay
8. Go Surfing
9. Safari in Udawalawe or Yala National Park.
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. Take A Walk Along The Palm Tree Forest.
11. Visit Secret Beach.
12. Try Out The Lip-smacking Dishes
13. Sip On Mood Refreshing Cocktails
14. Go Beach Hopping On A Scooty.
15. Enjoy The Nightlife.
16. Check Out The Elephant Transit Home
17. Take A Day Trip To Galle Fort

Map of Mirissa