Hadn’t Sri Lanka been an island surrounded by the mighty sea, it wouldn’t offer the world with its thrilling beaches guarded by the vast ocean. Kalpitiya is such a place where one could experience a moment of life so thrilling that wouldn’t leave his heart ever.
Dolphins and kite surfing are the aspects what bring people to Kalpitiya peninsula. Schools of dolphins hundreds strong can often be seen jostling and playing in the offshore waters while boat safaris view close-up views of these aquatic mammals. Kalpitiya, with its near constant strong winds, is widely considered to have the best kite surfing conditions in South Asia.
Known for its serene beauty, Kalpitiya is located in Puttalam district consisting of 14 islands with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves, swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches, as it gains fame as a marine sanctuary whereas it provides nursing grounds for many species of fish and crustaceans.
Being home to spinner, bottlenose, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales, sea turtles and elusive dugong it offers as an opportunity for whale and dolphin watching along with its various water related activities to engage in. To refresh your mind and body, one should be fortunate to choose Kalpitiya, for its not a stale delight but a wonderful destination to experience a dream in reality.