Serendipity’s guidebook to Talpe, Galle

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Serendipity’s guidebook to Talpe, Galle

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Guide on where to eat, shop, and what to see and do in and around Golden Heights Talpe...
Talpe and Mihiripenna are quite and beautiful beaches located in front of natural rock pools and reefs which are ideal for swimming year round.
Mihiripenna Beach
Talpe and Mihiripenna are quite and beautiful beaches located in front of natural rock pools and reefs which are ideal for swimming year round.
Great surfing beach with many cafes, Co-working and vibrant town.
Ahangama Beach
Great surfing beach with many cafes, Co-working and vibrant town.
Five surf breaks within this village Midigama makes this South Sri Lanka's surfers paradise. Only a 15 minute drive from Golden Heights.
Midigama Beach
Five surf breaks within this village Midigama makes this South Sri Lanka's surfers paradise. Only a 15 minute drive from Golden Heights.
One of Sri Lanka's most popular beaches. Great for swimming, snorkeling, diving...Good nightlife and restaurant scene.
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Unawatuna Beach
50 místní doporučují
One of Sri Lanka's most popular beaches. Great for swimming, snorkeling, diving...Good nightlife and restaurant scene.
Located on a hill and mostly a nature reserve with a lot of biodiversity. Visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda for spectacular views and Jungle Beach while you're here. Recommended to walk/hike through the jungle while listening to birds and other species.
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Rumassala
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Located on a hill and mostly a nature reserve with a lot of biodiversity. Visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda for spectacular views and Jungle Beach while you're here. Recommended to walk/hike through the jungle while listening to birds and other species.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onward. This is the top tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. You will find the trendiest shops and restaurants side by side plus many temples, churches, and mosques as well as museums. Set a full day aside to explore. Walk the ramparts during sunset for an unforgettable experience.
Galle Dutch Fort
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onward. This is the top tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. You will find the trendiest shops and restaurants side by side plus many temples, churches, and mosques as well as museums. Set a full day aside to explore. Walk the ramparts during sunset for an unforgettable experience.
An ancient way of fishing. Recommended to visit after 4pm close to sunset. Since this has become so touristic recently they will expect you to pay a small fee to take pictures of the fisherman or get on stilts. Negotiate the price in advance to avoid unpleasant situation.
Traditional Stilt Fishing
An ancient way of fishing. Recommended to visit after 4pm close to sunset. Since this has become so touristic recently they will expect you to pay a small fee to take pictures of the fisherman or get on stilts. Negotiate the price in advance to avoid unpleasant situation.
A beautiful lake in Koggala where you can take boat trips and enjoy natural beauty. Rich bio diversities and eco systems.The Lagoon is scattered with eight small islands. The islands consist of lush mangrove swamps. Anchored in mud, the mangrove roots are coated with a variety of creatures, including barnacles, oysters and crabs. The dense, intertwining roots serve as nurseries for many fish species. There are seven islands in the lagoon, that can be reached by boat. The most famous of the islands is ‘Madol Doova' (Mangrove Island Sinhala: මඩොල් දූව)’, which is described in detail by Martin Wickramasinghe in his novel, Madol Doova. Recommenced day trip.
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Koggala Lake
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A beautiful lake in Koggala where you can take boat trips and enjoy natural beauty. Rich bio diversities and eco systems.The Lagoon is scattered with eight small islands. The islands consist of lush mangrove swamps. Anchored in mud, the mangrove roots are coated with a variety of creatures, including barnacles, oysters and crabs. The dense, intertwining roots serve as nurseries for many fish species. There are seven islands in the lagoon, that can be reached by boat. The most famous of the islands is ‘Madol Doova' (Mangrove Island Sinhala: මඩොල් දූව)’, which is described in detail by Martin Wickramasinghe in his novel, Madol Doova. Recommenced day trip.
Call for schedule of yoga and meditation classes.
Sri Yoga Shala
Call for schedule of yoga and meditation classes.
Don’t miss the iconic stairway here! Beautiful oceanfront hotel with large gardens!
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Jetwing Lighthouse
6 místní doporučují
Don’t miss the iconic stairway here! Beautiful oceanfront hotel with large gardens!
Palutagaha Beach
Beautiful 17th century school turned printing press now a boutique hotel. Recommended to dine or have drinks on their courtyard.
The Fort Printers
Beautiful 17th century school turned printing press now a boutique hotel. Recommended to dine or have drinks on their courtyard.
A chic beach club with pool.
Angel Beach Unawatuna
436 ගාලු පාර
A chic beach club with pool.

Supermarket

Closest supermarket to Golden Heights in the town of Habaraduwa
Cargills Food City
Closest supermarket to Golden Heights in the town of Habaraduwa
Specialty shop carrying both local and imported products you cannot find in supermarkets. Imported cheese, coffee, pastas, sauces etc
Sea Fair Food City
16 Matara Road
Specialty shop carrying both local and imported products you cannot find in supermarkets. Imported cheese, coffee, pastas, sauces etc
Bigger one of the Cargills supermarket chain in Unawatuna compared to the closer one in Habaradoowa.
Cargills Food City
165a Colombo - Galle - Hambantota - Wellawaya Road
Bigger one of the Cargills supermarket chain in Unawatuna compared to the closer one in Habaradoowa.
Large one stop supermarket with all food and necessities.
Arpico
Large one stop supermarket with all food and necessities.
Liquor store for wines, beers, and hard liquor at retail prices.
Tinzin Wine Shop
Liquor store for wines, beers, and hard liquor at retail prices.

Sightseeing

Tea Estate and tastings close to us
Handunugoda Tea Museum
Tea Estate and tastings close to us
Beautiful carved pools on reef. Tourist attraction.
Talpe Rock Pool Beach
Beautiful carved pools on reef. Tourist attraction.
Beautiful temple with 360 degree views of the ocean and jungle
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Japanese Peace Pagoda
13 místní doporučují
Beautiful temple with 360 degree views of the ocean and jungle

Food scene

Great seafood and burgers and in a cozy relaxed setting.
Surf 'n' Turf - Koggala
Great seafood and burgers and in a cozy relaxed setting.
Popular restaurant in Dalawella Beach. Great pizzas. Recommended for sunsets. Popular spot for turtle watching...
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Wijaya Beach
33 místní doporučují
Popular restaurant in Dalawella Beach. Great pizzas. Recommended for sunsets. Popular spot for turtle watching...
Many restaurants and bars on the beach.
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Unawatuna
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Many restaurants and bars on the beach.
Variety of restaurants to choose from.
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Galle Dutch Fort
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Variety of restaurants to choose from.
Good Mexican Food and drinks.
The Hideout Unawatuna
Good Mexican Food and drinks.
Good reasonably priced food. Both local and international.
The Bites Restaurant
Good reasonably priced food. Both local and international.
Good seafood and beachfront dining
Thaproban Pavilion Resort & Spa
Good seafood and beachfront dining
A beautiful boutique hotel with a wide beachfront in Koggala. that accept outside guests to their chic restaurant. Ideal for sunsets or that special meal. Reservations recommended.
The Fortress Sri Lanka
PO box 126 Rampart St
A beautiful boutique hotel with a wide beachfront in Koggala. that accept outside guests to their chic restaurant. Ideal for sunsets or that special meal. Reservations recommended.

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