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Mirissa is a beach village that is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It’s a popular spot among surfers. The beach is crescent-shaped and has light pinkish sand. Despite the lack of developed infrastructure, you can enjoy a feeling of being on an uninhabited island. Mirissa beach offers activities such as diving, river safaris, surfing, tours to reefs and whale watching. The best time for you to visit is from November to April when the weather is dry. However, if you’re on a budget, then visiting Mirissa during the summer is a better option. As for accommodations, the village ranges from guest houses to luxurious hotels. You can choose from cheap cafes to expensive restaurants. Even though nightclubs are rarely found, parties are often held on the beach. You can have the chance to enjoy cruises across River Polwatta, explorational walks around the coast, sunrise at Parrot Rock and swim sessions in the pool near the Lighthouse, and one-day trips to the colonial Galle. Mirissa is ideal for you if you’re seeking a relaxing beach vacation with a touch of adventure.

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Mirissa mostly consists of a tropical climate with a dry and wet season. The dry season is from November to April and the weather is usually sunny and warm. The wet season occurs from May to October and it has occasional rain showers and higher humidity levels.

During whale watching excursions in Mirissa, you will be able to spot magnificent blue whales, along with other species such as humpback whales, sperm whales as well as several types of dolphins. But do note thatHowever keep in mind that the sightings will vary depending on the season you plan to visit.  

Since Mirissa is mainly known for its natural beauty and water-based activities, there aren’t any cultural or historical sites to visit in Mirissa as such but you can take a day trip to one of Sri Lanka’s largest cities, Galle, and visit historical sites like Galle Fort. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s approximately an hour’s drive away.

Some must-try dishes at Mirissa’s seafood restaurants include fresh seafood platters, grilled fish, prawn curry and seafood pasta. However, these are just a few dishes. There’s lots more to choose from, including seafood dishes that are mixed with the local Sri Lankan flavors and spices.

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