South from the city of Colombo, along a scenic coastal drive, you'll find Balapitiya, a picturesque village with soft golden beaches.
Away from core tourist resorts, Balapitiya is a remarkable destination for those who are looking for the real Sri Lanka. While the village still seems untouched, it's a short drive away from Bentota, one of Sri Lanka's major beach resorts.
To the south of Balapitiya is Ambalangoda, renowned for its mask carvings and further on, the surfer's haven of Hikkaduwa and Galle, with its historical city are within reach.
Balapitiya has always been traditionally a fishing village, and you will come across scattered small fishing hamlets bordering the beach. Book a fishing trip or enjoy the delights of a river safari. You will relish the coolness of sweet water lagoons along the Maadu River where flora and fauna and bird watching, are making Balapitiya famous.