The scenic coastal town of Batticaloa is synonymous with pristine white beaches and turquoise waters, that are best enjoyed from a stylish Sri Lanka beach hotel in the area. The Uga Bay is one such example of quality Pasikuda accommodation that is a welcome idyll under the sun. The Batticaloa town proper offers an intriguing selection of cultural and scenic wonders that merit further exploration during your time here. The Batticaloa Lagoon is a charming ecosystem that visitors are able to explore via boat available for hire along the lagoon front. For additional information about the lagoon, visitors can explore the fascinating enclave of the Batticaloa Lagoon Environmental Learning Centre and Ecopark, where you will discover a small library with an intriguing selection of literature on the local wildlife amongst other cultural and historic texts. Housed in a bright and spacious bungalow-styled building, the centre features charming wall paintings that each capture a unique aspect of “Batti”, as the town is affectionately known, from a lone fisherman casting his nets into the open sea to the unique architecture of a Hindu temple.
Read up on the interesting little tidbits that comprise the idyllic surrounds of the ecosystem and take a peek through the lagoon viewing hall at the featured water body. A souvenir shop located onsite provides a quaint array of knick-knacks to commemorate your time here. Afterward, the centre staff are more than happy to assist you with organising a boat tour of the eco park, where you can indulge a leisurely hours of communing with nature at your own pace.