With amazing sand and surf all around the country and numerous waterways spreading through the countryside spider webs, Sri Lanka is a country that lends itself to water sports and other water based activities.
Swimming in the ocean and in the various rivers, tanks and lakes is pretty much a given. A lot of travellers tend to take a dip in the emerald waters found all over the island in order to cool off after travelling in the hot tropical weather present in the country. If you like the sun as well as the water then lazily lying about the beach will be the way to go. And in Sri Lanka where there is swimming, there is diving too. Numerous beaches in Sri Lanka has been famous for diving for many years; the Hikkaduwa beach and Unawatuna beach are at the forefront as great locations to get a glimpse of amazing coral reefs or colorful tropical fish. Snorkeling equipment is readily available at many of these locations so interested travellers can dive right in.
Surfing is the latest water based activity that has gained a lot of traction among foreigners visiting Sri Lanka. Arugambay, on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka is the most famous for this. Depending on weather and wind patterns the best places to surf varies. But be assured, you can always find some sort of action somewhere at a given time.
White-water rafting is a watersport that has been gradually getting famous for nearly a decade here in Sri Lanka. The Kithulgala River is the best place for this activity. There are plenty of qualified organizations who offer this and I can guarantee that they make sure you get the best possible experience from it.
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