‘Fun in the Sun’ – Dolphin watching in Kalpitiya

dolphine watching ‘Fun in the Sun’ – Dolphin watching in Kalpitiya If you love to experience life under the ocean and sightseeing the dolphins flipping and swimming around, we have the right place and the perfect entertainment for you. For the girl with a bucket list, for the father planning to take his kids on a trip, for boys’ day … Read More

6 Reasons to Visit Kalpitiya

crane fishing in mangroves 6 Reasons to Visit Kalpitiya Kalpitiya, set right at the edge of a peninsula on the western coast of Sri Lanka, is a popular tourism site (although it’s remained relatively quiet and chill, adding to its appeal), and it’s not very hard to see why. Here are five of the main reasons. Make sure you don’t … Read More

My First Day Kitesurfing

When I first came to Kalpitiya with my girlfriend, we had no idea we’d be taking a kite surfing course. We’ve managed to spend over a month in Sri Lanka without even getting on a regular surfboard, even though every single person who’s heard we were coming here asked “well, have you learned how to surf yet?”. It’s understandable. One … Read More

How to Go to Wilpattu National Park from Kalpitiya

While Kalpitiya is better known as a kiteboarding paradise, or a great destination for dolphin-watching, a day trip to Wilpattu National Park should be high on your list.Wilpattu National Park – Sri Lankan Leopards, Sloth Bears, and Elephants Sri Lanka’s largest national park, the name of Wilpattu describes the landscape of the area: Will stands for “lakes” in Sinhala, and … Read More

Origin of cinnamon and Sri Lanka

The History of Sri Lanka and the History of Spice are intertwined to the extent that it leaves one to question whether this amazing country was discovered because of spice, or vice versa. Most historians will agree that Sri Lanka was the main hub of the ancient spice trade. And with regard to cinnamon, which originated here, was certainly the … Read More

What is sustainable tourism?

Tourism will never be completely sustainable as every industry has impacts, but it can work towards becoming more sustainable. The UN World Commission on Environment and Development adopted the idea of sustainability in the “Brundtland report” in 1987 and defined “sustainable development” as follows: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of … Read More

How did Kitesurfing become a Sport ?

If you’ve ever been to the beach, you’ll know that water sports are very popular. You will have probably seen surfers riding the waves on their boards; jet-skiers speeding across the water; and perhaps even the occasional wind-surfer. You may have also noticed a few people riding waves on boards similar to surfboards, holding on tightly to an unusually big … Read More

Why You Need to Visit Kalpitiya

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is the land of beautiful, scenic and natural landscapes, sandy beaches, thriving wildlife and a population of very amiable and hospitable people. It is definitely one of the most beautiful vacation spots that are fit for both kinds of tourists whether they are lovers of nature or are in search of adventure and … Read More