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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay, also known as “Arugam Kudah”, is a bay located on the Indian Ocean. More specifically, Arguam Bay is situated in Sri Lanka’s dry zone, home to one of the best surfing locations in the country. The bay portrays a sense of the raw and untouched nature of Sri Lanka, and is 212 miles from Colombo. All three major ethnicities, Muslims, Sinhalese, and Tamils have made this sliver of paradise their home. Furthermore, the bay covers approximately an area of 4 kilometers.

The most intriguing attraction in Arugam bay has been the surfing; the waves are well suited for ones desires of adventure. The quality of the surf breaks is unparalleled and the surfer’s most visited location, ‘The Main Point’, has proven to be adrenaline rush worthy. Additionally, points such as: Whiskey point, pottuvil point, Elephant Rock, Peanut Farm, and Okanda have drawn in surfers and travelers for a significant amount of time. These newly arrived travelers can become acquainted with the many gifted local surfers, who are always inclined to have a friendly conversation.

Besides the surfing there are other attractions that travelers are drawn to. This includes the Kumana National Park. The Park is situated 22km from Panama in Okanda, with an annual rainfall of 1,300 millimeters. Many travelers have been captivated by the birds that sail through the terrain, especially in the months of May and June. There are 430 species of bird that's amassed of endemic, migrant, resident birds. Which makes the park a desirable destination for bird-watchers. A general sighting in the park would encompass pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis, herons, egrets, and many cormorants. The wildlife seems to loom over three very distinct pools of water: the Kudawila Wewa, Thummulla wewa, and Kotalinda wewa (wewa: known as lake). Kumana National Park harbors a well-protected sanctuary for the endangered wetland species, for example: The Green turtle, The Loggerhead Turtle, and The Olive Ridley Turtle.

There are many activities that can be indulged in Arugam Bay, where relaxation is key, and the streets are scattered with adventures waiting to happen. There are serene yoga venues that travelers can experience for a day of exercise. If that’s not enjoyable travelers can escape stress and responsibilities by renting a scooter and exploring the region on ones own volition, or even do absolutely nothing and read a book while tanning in the sun if that suits your palette. Freedom is the significance of Arugam Bay and it must be embraced.