Sports and Adventure

Many visit Sri Lanka to engage in sports, leisure and fitness activities. The country offers a wide range of excellent recreation opportunities and is therefore an ideal place for sports and adventure seekers.


Sri Lanka has some spectacular and contrasting golf courses in the country which may be considered one of the finest in Asia. Among the many golf courses, Victoria Golf and Country Resort is a stunningly beautiful course hidden away in the Central highlands near Kandy, encircled by water and flanked by mountains. The other popular Golf courses are the Royal Colombo Golf Club and the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.

There are many tournaments for amateurs every year.


Sri Lanka is one of the most reliable year round surf destinations in the world and attracts surfers from all over the world. Arugam Bay on the East coast is Sri Lanka’s most popular beach for surfing. Other popular beaches for surfing are Hikkaduwa on the South Western coast and Benthota on the Western coast. May to September is the best period for surfing in Sri Lanka and the winds are the strongest during this period.

Diving and Snorkeling

There are several diving sites along Sri Lanka’s coastline where one could see fantastic marine life such as corals, tropical fish, coral fish, angel fish and puffer fish. Hikkaduwa and Tangalle on the West coast, Unawatuna on the South coast and Nilaweli on the East coast are wonderful places for scuba diving and snorkeling.

The best time for diving and snorkeling on the West coast is from November to April and on the East coast is from April to September as the seas are calmest during this period.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is an exciting way of watching the varying terrain, historical sites and undisturbed wild life in Sri Lanka. A typical flight would begin at dawn and last for approx. an hour depending on prevailing wind. The cultural triangle is a popular ballooning centre and the majority of flights take-off from near Kandalama Hotel outside Dambulla. Another popular site is on the outskirts of Udawalawe, which allows guests to take a different form of elephant safari.

Hiking, Trekking and Rock Climbing

With its extended range of mountains, forests and rainforests, Sri Lanka is a great place for hiking and trekking tours. The Sinharaja Forest, Horton Plains national park, Adam’s Peak wilderness sanctuary and the Knuckles mountain range are some of the best locations for hiking and trekking.


Sri Lanka is an ideal location for rafting and canoeing. Those who love action packed rafting adventures must try the exciting ride starting from Kithulgala along the Kelani River.

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