Located in the Puttalam district, Kalpitiya is a beach town approximately 4 hours from Sri Lanka’s commercial capital – Colombo. Here is what you can do in this town.
World-renown as one of the best places to kit-surf, Kalpitiya has the ideal weather for this sport from May to September. For those who want to learn how to kite-surf, there are many schools and instructors in the area to help you!
Go Dolphin and Whale Watching
One of the most famous activities to do in Kalpitiya is going whale and dolphin watching. The best time to see them in Kalpitiya would be from November to May. Get an early start to the day and take a quick speed boat out to sea where you are bound to see many spinner dolphins and not forgetting the big blue whale!
Lounge on the Beach
The beaches in Kalpitiya are amazing for some lazing in the sun. Many family resorts in Sri Lanka such as the famous Dolphin Beach Resort have beachfront properties, making it easy to get to the beach with the whole family. Spend some time lounging in the sun, sipping your favourite drink and relax as you have never before.
Check out the Dutch Fort
Dating back to the mid-17th Century, the Dutch Fort was previously an important trading base for the Dutch East India Company. This fort was primarily built by the Dutch during their time and destroyed when they left just so the next colony could not use it. Today you will find the ruins of limestone and coral – known as the Dutch Fort in Kalpitiya.