FAQ's - Visit Weligama

👉 General FAQ's:

- How do I visit from Colombo to Weligama?
Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Travelers can have various options to come to this magnificent Weligama beach - Sri Lanka from Colombo city. Travelers can catch direct trains from Colombo fort. And can catch Expressway buses and normal buses from Colombo bus station. Even they can take taxis. This article shows the details for, how you visit this coastal town from Colombo city.

- How much is a taxi from Colombo to Weligama?
Minimum cost for Colombo to Weligama would be 35 - 40 USD. But this amount will be change according to the route, vehicle type, passengers. You can book taxi from here.

- How long is train from Colombo to Weligama?
The total train journey is 2 to 3 hours from Colombo. There are more direct trains. First Class ticket is 3 USD, Second is 2 USD. You can get a local Tuk Tuk from outside Weligama station for 1 - 2 USD to your destination. Scheduled train times are almost always under 3 hours except for 1 or 2 slow trains. You can find more information from this article.

- What is there to do in Weligama?
The number of things to do in Weligama, Sri Lanka will amaze new visitors and keep long-time travelers coming back for more. There is a stunning stretch of sunset beach where you can go swimming, chill out, meet locals and learn how to surf. There are lots of cafés, restaurants, and bars, together with a bustling list of activities. There are scooters, tuk tuk's, street food, shopping malls and so much more. You can find more things to do in Weligama from this article.

- How do you get to Weligama Beach?
Travelers can easily reach Weligama from road, airplane, expressway and train. Travelers can reach Weligama from Airport, Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Kandy, Sigiriya, Ella, Arugambay, Yala, Udawalawe, Hiriketiya, Kalpitiya, Negombo etc... You can find more details from here.

- Are the beaches clean in Weligama?
It is clean beach. One of the cleanest beach in Sri Lanka. It can be crowded in the December to March season. The beach of Weligama is one of the Sri Lanka beaches that is located on the south coast. Sunsets on this beach are priceless.

- Is Weligama expensive to visit?
Per-day cost in Weligama is very affordable, it not as cheap as India, but you can get by on an average 25 USD for a day, if you stay in budget accommodation plus take all your meals from local restaurant and hotels and don't take expensive tours every day.

- What is Weligama famous for?
Weligama is famous for most reliable surf destinations in the Sri Lanka with several famous surf points in walking distance from Weligama town. It is more suitable for beginner and intermediate surfers.

- Where is Weligama situated?
Weligama located in south coast of Sri Lanka, administrative headquarters of the Matara District. And it is situated with the surrounding cites of Galle, Ahangama, Midigama, Matara.

👉 Accommodation FAQ's

- How is the Accommodation cost in Weligama?
Rooms in Weligama can be had at all price levels and there are a number of different types of accommodations from budget minded hostels to mid-range hotels to luxury resorts. Check Booking.com and airbnb for a wide array of hotels in Weligama that you can book online – prices range from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels. On the budget end, hostels with dorms are good option. There are four basic price ranges for accommodation in Weligama. Here’s you could expect at the different levels:

Budget (10 USD) – basic fan room, probably cold shower, and possibly small breakfast included

Mid-range Low (10 - 30 USD) – High-end fan room or air-conditioned, hot water shower, free wi-fi, small fridge and breakfast included.

Mid-range High (30 - 60 USD) – High-end high room with air-conditioned, hot water shower, free wi-fi, small fridge, a pool, and breakfast/lunch/dinner included.

High-end (above 60 USD) – More selection of luxury accommodation available. You can hire your own villa or stay in renowned 5 star hotels like the Marriott, Cape Weligama.

You can find more details about hotels in Weligama using this article. You can find more hostels, villas and rent houses using social media groups.

- Where should I stay in Weligama?
You can find easy and cheap locations for accommodations. You can use airbnb mobile app and booking.com for prior booking arrangements. Lots of hang-out places, lodges, villas are near-by beach area and travelers can easily find them using simply browse through the internet. Good, budget accommodations were easier to find near Weligama town area and the beach side. There isn’t a lot of consistency among hostels, hotels, and rooms at similar prices. You can find more details about hotels in Weligama using this article. You can find more hostels, villas and rent houses using social media groups.

👉 Safety FAQ's

- Is Weligama Beach Break is Safe?
The beach break in Weligama can be surfed even when small and is ideal for beginners. So it is more safe because of the sandy depth. Travelers can swim beyond waist depth in Weligama, just to be safe. Most of the south coast beaches are indeed a no swim zone from end of April till around end of September time because of the rain and the wind.

- Is Weligama safe at night?
It is safe but be vigilant also. Know when it is safe to go out and when it isn't and be careful while going out during the night time. This is not true just for travelers but for local Sri Lankan women as well. Always stay with the people if you stay along side the places like beaches, be vigilant and stay alert.

- Is it safe to swim in Weligama Beach?
It is safe. Most of the south coast resorts are indeed a no swim zone from end of April till around end of September time, but most notably around Weligama areas where there are protective reefs. But current scenario there are no life guards around Weligama beach. But there haven't any incidents reported recently.

- Is Weligama safe for female tourists?
It is safe. But take precautions especially if you are a women traveling alone. Always be vigilant. Always stay with the people if you stay along side the places like beaches, be vigilant and stay alert. Some people recently report incidents like some morons lurking / wanking in front of the girls. Those incidents are less but always keep your head down and enjoy. In any scenario ask help from the locals they will probably help you. In an emergency if you need to contact Police you call call 119 by using prepaid mobile number.

- What should I wear in Weligama?
Shorts, sundresses, and tank tops are suggested near the tourist streets. As you go on the main road try to cover up slightly more but you won't get hassled if you wear a dress or shorts. Add a a cardigan, hoodie, or light jacket to your Sri Lanka packing list to wear for the evenings.

👉 Surfing FAQ's

- Why Weligama is Best Surfing Destinations for Beginners in Sri Lanka?
Weligama is a great place to learn to surf in south coast Sri Lanka, the waves are consist and you can easily get to the line-up on over a sandy beach floor. Weligama the best time to catch a head high, green wave is high tide. Weligama Beach is perfectly suitable for beginners to advanced surfers. Due to the length of the beach, it can hold up many surfers and does not get too crowded easily.

- How is the Cost in Surfing Lessons in Weligama?
The cost of a surf lesson vary between $20 to $50. Traveler need to ask himself is what is the “real” cost. It would be normal to assume that the prices quoted include a surf board, rash vest and as a minimum one hour in the water. Lessons typically start with 10-15 minutes of dry land training – learning to paddle and pop up, followed by 45-50 minutes in the water. However, hidden costs are common and so there are certain things worth checking before booking a lesson.

- How about high tide and low tide in Weligama?
In most of the Sri Lankan surf spots, there is no big difference regarding the depth of the water between the tides. Here in Weligama the best time to catch a head high, green wave is high tide. Some of the spots work really well during low tide as well but the majority of the spots are good during high tide.

👉 Weather FAQ's

- Which is the best month to visit Weligama?
In a rule of thump, the best time to visit the south coasts is from October to March, Eventually that indicates the best months for Weligama beach also October to March. You can find more details from here.

- What is the rainy season in Weligama?
The south-western monsoon brings rain to the south-west of Sri Lanka between May and September, while the dry season in this region runs from December to March. Which means October to March is best time to visit Weligama. But the travelers have good chance to witness good waves in off season also. You can find more details from here.