Mirissa’s Secret Beach

Mirissa’s Secret Beach

Mirissa’s Secret Beach While in Ella, Henriko, Emilie, and myself had heard about a “Secret Beach” in Mirissa, away from the crowds and other tourists.  We did some research online and knew that we had to visit it.  The good thing about the Secret Beach is that it’s not too secret that it can’t be found, but also not too accessible for everyone. Since we had spent our first day in Mirissa amongst the main beaches, we wanted to check out the Secret Beach when we returned from whale watching….

Whale Watching in Mirissa

Whale Watching in Mirissa

Whale Watching in Mirissa Whale watching was high on my list for my trip to Sri Lanka.  Mirissa, on the Southern coast, is the launching point for the boats.  There were plenty of different operators peddling whale watching trips, some were even ridiculously cheap!  However, like in most developing countries, wildlife tourism isn’t always done in an ethical manner.  I consulted a few travel blogs and Trip Advisor, and read great reviews about Raja and the Whales.  While a bit more pricey than the other options (~$40 USD/person), they had…

Tangalle’s Windswept Beaches

Tangalle’s Windswept Beaches

Tangalle’s Windswept Beaches After bidding farewell to Henriko and Emilia for the next couple days, I headed to the bus station in Ella.  There were no direct buses to Tangalle, but the journey was fairly easy.  It only involved one bus switch at Welawaya, and I found myself in Tangalle only about 3.5 hours after leaving Ella. Tangalle is a small town located on the eastern part of Sri Lanka’s Southern coastline.  It has yet to catch on with tourism, as most tourists elect to visit the beach towns closer…

Ella, the Eden of Sri Lanka

Ella, the Eden of Sri Lanka

Ella, the Eden of Sri Lanka I was very excited to get to Ella, as I had heard that there were plenty of hiking trails in the area, all of which had boasted stunning views.  After spending some time up in the “expensive” area of the Cultural Triangle with all of the high entrance fees for tourists, I was looking forward to experiencing some of the natural highlights that Sri Lanka had to offer. There were a multitude of accommodation options available in Ella, as it is a popular tourist…