Separated from Bentota by just road and rail bridges, Aluthgama is 85 km from Sri Lanka’s international airport and 55 km from Colombo. Aluthgama is a scenic beach resort with a small market town. Markets, shops, hotels and guesthouses of all categories and above all these, endless white sandy beaches make it a holiday destination for all budgets.
A walk along the many lanes takes you to a lagoon and surprisingly you stand facing a stretch of land across the lagoon. This stretch beautifully sandwiched between the lagoon and the sea, is spotted with hotels and restaurants and blessed with beautiful sunsets.
This very unique location between the lagoon and the Indian Ocean allows for various types of water sports as well as romantic cruises along the Bentota river. The beaches are un-crowded being away from the town. Strolling down the breezy beach is always a refreshing and pleasant experience at any time of the day. If you are a nature lover, you would like to visit the turtle hatchery at the beach and see how these little creatures are being reared for release into the ocean as a conservation measure.