Easily my favourite place in Sri Lanka, Tangalle could rival some of the world’s best known beach destinations but yet remains a low key, untouched gem. I spent 5 days there but happily could of stayed longer!

Getting to Tangalle

There is no train station in Tangelle, so the bus is your only option with services to Colombo (6 hours), Galle (2 hours) and Mirissa (90 minutes).

Where to Stay

Sat directly on the beach, with bungalows and rooms looking out to sea, the Ibis Guesthouse is a great place to spend some down time.

Rooms from £40 a night. Read other traveller’s reviews and book your stay on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Tangalle accommodation by clicking here.

Food & Drink

Place to eat/drink: Having stayed in Tangalle for a few days, I do have several places to recommend eating at:

  • The Lounge – directly on the beach, the food was fantastically presented and cooked but do expect to pay higher prices than most places you find in Sri Lanka!
  • Little Pumpkin Cabanas – also on the beach, food wasn’t as good as The Lounge but prices were much lower and still tasted great!
  • Dream Family – set back away from the beach, you wouldn’t find Dream Family unless you were looking for it. A very generous owner and the food cooked by his family, the portions of Sri Lankan curry were huge and you could eat as much as you wanted!

Read other traveller’s reviews of bars and restaurants on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Tangalle bars and restaurants by clicking here.

What to do in Tangalle

Relax and unwind on the beach!

Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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