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Ahangama and Koggala villages are small coastal villages, next to each other, on the south coast with a stretch of beautiful sandy beaches. With great reef breaks, the beaches are perfect for both beginners and expert surfers. Around the beach, there are a few surf schools and gear rental stores.

Ahangama and Koggala are also well-known for its stilt fishermen.

Additional information


Star Classified Hotels- Yes

Boutique Hotels- Yes

Resorts- No

International Chain Hotels- No

Ayurvedic Hotels- Yes

Villas- Yes

Eco Hotels- Yes

Camping- No

Unclassified Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.

Nearby Attractions

  • Stilt Fishermen

An age-old fishing technique unique to Sri Lanka. It came into being just after World War II.

Distance: 500m

  • Weligama Beach

Weligama Bay is a popular destination for both novice and experienced surfers. There are several surf schools along the beach where you may also rent surfboards.

Distamce: 15 Km

  • Galle Dutch Fort

The Galle Dutch Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was originally erected in the 16th century by the Portuguese.

Distance: 13 Km

  • Unawatuna Beach

The beach is surrounded by a double reef, which reduces the impact of the waves of the Indian Ocean, making it excellent for safe swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Distance: 19 Km

  • Jungle Beach

It’s a lovely bay tucked in a wooded region that’s popular for day trips.

Distance: 17 Km

  • Japanese Peace Pagoda

Nichidatsu Fujii, a Japanese Buddhist monk, dedicated his life in 1947 to building Peace Pagodas across the globe as symbols of peace. Over 80 Peace Pagodas have been constructed across the world, including in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Distance: 10 Km

The most popular nearby attraction: Unawatuna Beach (7 Km)


CMB Airport- 158 Km (travel time: 2hrs 20min)

Colombo City- 133 Km (travel time: 2hrs 20min)

Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 282 Km (travel time: 5hrs)

Anuradhapura Ancient City- 319 Km (travel time: 5hrs 30min)

Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 330 Km (travel time: 5hrs 50min)

Kandy City- 229 Km (travel time: 4hrs 20min)

Galle Dutch Fort- 14 Km (travel time: 30min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time

November to March


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