A coastal town situated in the Kalutara district in the southern region of Sri Lanka, Aluthgama is situated
just across the bridge from the more tourist-oriented Bentota. Offering all the charm of a small market
town, Aluthgama is home to a gorgeous strip of beaches as well as several villas, guesthouses and
Since the nearby Bentota is more popular among visitors, the beaches of Aluthgama are largely
uncrowded, allowing for a relaxing trip. Nevertheless, there are several things you can do here, from
visiting the nearby turtle hatchery to participating in any number of water sports. And of course, spending
your days soaking up the sun at white sandy beaches and swimming in the beautiful ocean waters.
The hotels of Aluthgama are also great for a romantic getaway, as they offer more privacy, and not to
mention romantic river cruises along the scenic Maadu river.
Exploring the markets of the town are also a great way to get to know more about the local culture, not to
mention pick up some souvenirs to take home. Aluthgama is home to a bustling fish market; it might get
a little rowdy at times, but that's half the fun of it! There are also several local shops and some
restaurants that you can visit, as well as an old Buddhist temple “Kande Vihara” with a Buddha statue of
about 80-feet tall.