Away from commercialization and mass tourism, Balapitiya is a must visit spot for tourists who are willing to explore Sri Lanka at its rawest best. The 45-minute drive from Colombo brings you to this little yet picturesque village Balapitiya which is known for its golden beaches and lush green surroundings. This untouched village is the best place to enjoy a family getaway and is a paradise for all beach lovers. The beach is definitely quieter than the other nearby resort beaches making Balapitiya the best spot for a couple to plan their romantic getaway.
Surrounded by sweet water rivers, Balapitiya is the traditional fishing village of Sri Lanka and hence the fishing tours and river safaris can be arranged easily here. One of the major attractions of this place is Maadu river which is rich in flora and fauna. The river which has become the most visited site of Balapitiya generally attracts tourists for its ECO-Tourism and bird watching activity. The area around the river is the preserved wildlife sanctuary. One can also visit cinnamon estates in the interior and experience the procedure via which the world’s best cinnamon go through. One can plan a quiet and serene stay at Balapitya and choose to relax on the pristine golden beaches or arrange a visit to Aluthgama & Bentota for water sports activities and mask making, Kosgoda for turtle hatcheries and Galle to take a closer look at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.