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Kalpitiya Sri Lanka

Kalpitiya is located in Puttalam district, North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its serene beauty. It consists of 14 islands. It has a total area of 16.73 km². The people of Kalpitiya are mostly fishermen.

The Kalpitiya peninsula is famed for kitesurfing and dolphins, of which schools of hundreds can often be seen jostling and playing in the offshore waters. It was relatively recently that thrill-seekers and nature lovers discovered what was once a quiet rural backwater, which is now rapidly expanding as a prime tourist destination.

Activities in Kalpitiya


Beaches are not just for sunbathing on, as any surfer will tell you. Especially in Sri Lanka, one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean. Since the early 60’s Sri Lanka attracts surfers from all over the world. The best surf points in Sri Lanka are located on the South


Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2 to 3 meters long, with a volume of about 60 to 250 liters, powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a

Kite Surfing

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is booming! During the South-West monsoon from May to September the peninsula of Kalpitiya delivers 20 knot winds day and night, peaking around 26 knots. Blessed with a number of flat water lagoons, wave riding spots in the ocean and an archipelago of sandbanks and

Attractions in Kalpitiya

Dutch Reformed Church

The historic Dutch Reformed Church, tucked away inside Matara Fort, was built by the Dutch in 1706 and is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka.

Dutch Fort

The Portuguese fort that stood where the current Negombo Fort is situated was mostly destroyed by cannon during the Dutch siege in 1644. The Dutch fort was built on its ruins, not on the usual square pattern, but on a pentagonal one, though it had only four bulwarks. The fifth one was never built.

Dutch Church, Kalpitiya

The Dutch Reformed Church (also known as St Peter's Kerk) is located between the Dutch fort and the village of Kalpitiya. The church was built by the Dutch in 1706 and is a smaller version of the church in the Matara fort. It is one of the oldest Protestant churches in the country.

Ruwala Nature & Adventure Park

Ruwala Resort, Nature and Adventure Park; Green Hotel is a fusion of a rustic eco-retreat and adventure-park on the banks of the scenic Kalpitiya lagoon, located in the unexplored north-west coast of Sri Lanka, making it an unforgettable holiday getaway - especially for the adventurous and nature-loving visitor. Nestled in the remote fishing village of Thihaliya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka, Ruwala Resort, Nature and Adventure Park spans 9 acres of coconut garden and is geared to provide a relaxing as well as an adventurous holiday experience for adults and children alike. Wake up to the orchestra of bird calls, the rushing wind, the sound of water lapping at the shore and the gentle rustling of Palmyrah palms - all in tranquil surroundings

Kalpitiya Dolphin & Whale Watching

Enjoy stunning whale watching excursions in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka - one of the best destinations for Sperm Whales and Blue Whales sightings in the region. Dolphin watching tours are done early mornings. Spinner Dolphins are the most common with Bottlenose, Risso and Indo-Pacific.

Holiday Packages in Kalpitiya

Horse Riding Tour

Anuradhapura | Colombo | Kandy | Kalpitiya | Sigiriya | Nuwara Eliya

Horseback riding through the surf of a tropical beach as the setting sun kisses the Indian Ocean...

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