Beruwela is a quiet fishing town situated in the Kalutara district, in the southwest coastline of the island.
Despite it's proximity to the more tourist-oriented towns like Bentota, it still remains an undisturbed and
At the heart of the town is a bustling commercial area, but the outskirts and the areas occupied by
hotels/resorts remains calm and peaceful. However, if you were feeling like you wanted to experience
more excitement, you can always hop on a bus to the nearby town of Aluthgama, which is one of the
largest and most happening in the region.
Beruwela is home to many fishermen, and one of the most unique things to do is watch them execute
their job in perfection, perched high on wooden stilts. If you visit the Beruwela Harbor, you can watch the
fishermen bring in the catch of the day. There's sure to be plenty of blood, sweat, and tears, that's for
Beruwela is also known for gem trade, and is popular among gem enthusiasts. If you're interested in
picking up some authentic Sri Lankan gem jewelry, this is one of the best places to do so. You can also
pick up all sorts of bits and bobs, including local handicraft at street markets and vendors along the
Other places you can visit include the lovely Moragalla beach, the busy local markets, a turtle hatchery,
the Kechchimalai Mosque (Masjid-ul-Abrar), one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka built by Arab
traders, Sri Pushparam Temple, a hindu temple with a calming and ambience, the Galapata Temple, a
Buddhist temple that was constructed in the 12
th century, and the Kande Vihara Temple or “The Giant
Buddha Temple”, named so because of the giant 160-feet tall Buddha statue it houses.