Dickwella is a humble coastal town that is mostly regarded for being a bustling marketplace. Despite its relative obscurity the town has a lot to offer and a few national treasures.
Dickwella is situated towards the south of Sri Lanka, and is a short distance away from Matara. If you were to travel from the main metropolitan area of Colombo it’ll take around 3 hour’s travel-time if you drive. The pristine and protected beaches of Dickwella are famous throughout the nation.
The Hummanaya Blowhole
This is the only known blowhole in Sri Lanka and one of its earliest descriptions was by R.L Brohier who described it in his work ‘Seeing Ceylon’ in 1965. Many now believe this to be the second largest blowhole in the world.
Getting to Hummanaya
The blow hole is situated a very short drive from Dickwella, in a tiny fishing village known as Kudawella. Once you reach the general area you can travel right to the blowhole itself by being ferried. This will allow you to experience the glory of the blow hole up close and personal.
There are many things to see and experience in the region, such as the island’s largest Buddha statue which is around 160ft tall. If you’re seeking a beach bound retreat there are many Mirissa beach hotels you can utilise such as Esprit d’Ici Hotel.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.