Articles about Sri Lanka

Best Places to Stay in Kalpitiya for Every Kind of Traveler – Updated for 2019
Looking for the perfect accommodation in Kalpitiya? Here's our rundown of the best places to stay.   If you visited as little as 5 years ago, you’ll remember that the question of ‘where to stay in Kalpitiya’ returned few easy answers. Your options were limited to a small handful of [...]
Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya – A Complete Guide to the Best Kite Spots – 2019
Traveling to Kalpitiya? Here’s exactly what you need to know about the local kite spots, conditions, season, and clubs.   Sri Lanka plays a starring role in the kiteboarding industry, having long been the home of factories and test centers for big brand names like North (err... make that Duotone), [...]
Ultimate Guide to Kalpitiya Diving (Updated for 2019)
Find out everything you need to know about the Kalpitiya diving scene in 2018/19   From the time of the Tamil Kingdom to the rip-roaring watersports events of just last summer, life in Kalpitiya has always revolved around the sea.   Photo: Jeremy Bishop   While the town has long [...]
5 Adventurous Things to do in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Looking for exciting things to do in Kalpitiya? You’ve come to the right place. From learning how to kitesurf on the famous flat water lagoons to paddle boarding through the wild mangroves, this article will walk you through our take on the coolest outdoor activities and things to do in [...]
Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka: 5 Epic Kite Spots Along The West Coast
If you’re down for some flat water fun and strong wind kitesurfing, Sri Lanka is for you   Sri Lanka has just topped Lonely Planet’s list of must-visit destinations for 2019 (mysteriously followed by Shenzhen in second place… huh. That’s a head-scratcher). So I thought to myself: There’s no better [...]

A few words about Sri Lanka

 

Throughout the years, Sri Lanka has been known by many names, but the one that perhaps describes it best is the old Persian name, Serendib, meaning ‘serendipity’.

In just 2009 Sri Lanka saw the end of a brutal 26 year long civil war. The entire nation breathed a sigh of relief, and finally, this beautiful teardrop shaped island opened up to the rest of the world once again.

Since then, the entire country has been in a constant state of growth. The skyline of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city, is shooting skyward as rapid developments take root, one after another. The bustling streets of Kandy and Anuradhapura are quickly filling with tourists.

But outside of the urban meccas, Sri Lanka’s tangled green jungle, rolling hills, and surf-washed shores draw a different kind of traveler.

Extreme nomads with a burn for outdoor adventure have long known Sri Lanka’s real charm isn’t something you’ll find in the city.

You’ll find it in the butter flat lagoons, strong wind, and barreling surf.

You’ll find it in the desolate islands, the hidden waterfalls, and the mysterious mountain temples.

Surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of coral reef, and inland, covered in winding rivers and rugged jungle tracks, Sri Lanka is paradise for any outdoor explorer.

If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful country, make sure to check out these handy travel tips before you go.

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