Travel to Koggala with Cinnamon Air
If it is a distinctive holiday experience that you seek, travel to Koggala and discover the unparalleled natural beauty of the region. Located on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, this small town boasts an impressive number of attractions and is an area blessed with excellent surfing breaks and charming beaches which can be marvelled at during Cinnamon Air’s daily scheduled flights to Koggala.
Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum, one of the most renowned landmarks in the island, which is dedicated to the famous local writer Martin Wickramasinghe claims its location here in this town. Merely a few kilometres away lies the Koggala Lagoon, dotted with islands fringed with mangroves. Interested visitors can take a catamaran ride or boat trip to explore these islands which are ideal for bird-watching, especially during sunset.
Enhance the charm of your experience along Koggala Beach with a visit to the turtle hatchery found on the fringes of the town. The hatchery cares for newborn turtles until they are prepared to be released into the ocean.
Featuring a towering dense canopy, the Kottawa Reserve is bound to catch your eye during a sightseeing excursion in the town and is a must include in your travel itinerary as it hosts a diverse range of endemic and exotic flora.
A short drive away from Koggala, lies the historical city of Galle, a famed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fortified by the Dutch, the city retains its old world charm with beautiful churches such as the Dutch Reformed Church and the Anglican Church of All Saints as well as several other iconic monuments which can all be explored during Galle holidays. The grandeur of the tall and faithful lighthouse and the majestic ramparts, makes this city an idyllic place where time surely seems to stand still.
A trip to the southern coast of Sri Lanka would not be complete without glorious times spent at its magnificent beaches, and the quaint little town of Thalpe is the place to visit to have the best of sea side experiences. Savour the finest tastes of sea food and Sri Lankan street food while enjoying a blissful walk on the firm white shores of this delightful town in the amber rays of the dying sun.
Those who love the mighty creatures of the oceans should not miss out on a whale watching tour off the coast Mirissa, which is also easily accessible from Koggala. During the peak of the whale watching season, between November and April, visitors on this tour have the chance to catch sightings of the largest animal on the planet, the Blue Whale, as well as Sperm Whales, Bryde Whales, Killer Whales, Bottle Nose Dolphins and Spinner Dolphins. This tour is certainly a “cannot miss” experience!
If you extend your excursion from Koggala a little bit further down the coast, you will arrive at the scenic Southern town of Matara. Located along the banks of the Nilwala River, this town also is adorned by a Dutch fort known as the little Star Fort, which is an excellent example of military architecture.