Finding the ‘secret’ Jungle Beach at Unawatuna, peerless Sri Lanka street food, and exploring ancient Galle Fort


The Survive Travel, Living Like A Local blog has some great articles about how to get the best from Sri Lanka, from beaches to sightseeing to the best of our island food.

One of them covers the thorny subject of how to find the ‘secret’ Jungle Beach at Unawatuna—with the warning that it is easy to lose your way!

Hint: first go visit the spectacular Welle Devalaya Temple, and look out for signs to the beach. Behind the temple is this Rocky Coastline which can lead you all the way to Jungle Beach.


Next up is a post is entitled Awesome Sri Lanka Foods, and “the first item is mutton kottu … a mixture of bread (rotti), a few vegies, the meat of your choice and chili”. Delicious!

Writes Australian blogger Bertahan Luxing: “As far as I gathered, small eats are the street foods and little pastries of Sri Lanka. Many of them are just different shaped versions of Samosas.”

And as anyone who has ever visited Sri Lanka will tell you, some of the best and tastiest food on the planet is ‘small eats’ served from a stall on Colombo seafront!


Finally, exploring Galle Fort, one of our eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, is a bit of a must-do for any visitor to Sri Lanka’s fabulous south-coast beaches.

Bertahan travelled to Galle from Matara, one of the most spectacular beaches on the whole island, which involved “a painless single bus ride”.

Once in Galle he found the Suwa Siri hotel guest house. “The owner is very nice (as are most Sri Lankans) and I bargained a room down to 1,800LKR night with a private bathroom.” Result!

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