Located 195 kilometers from the vibrant capital of Colombo is a pleasant fishing port situated on one of most beautiful and largest bays in Sri Lanka – Tangalle. It is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef and stunning beaches, perfect for beach holidays. People say Tangalle with palm fringed bay and picturesque coves is a natural treasure. As a popular destination on the South Coast, Tangalle features fine beaches, possible for swimming and diving. It is believed that the name is derived from ran-gala or golden rock, from a legend that tells of a time when a holy man once partook of a meal there, and the rock was turned to gold whilst further research also reveals that it means the projecting rock, because long ago the town was protected from the ocean by a long rocky slab that projected into the sea across the mouth of the bay. The best time to visit this stunning beach town is from November to April. If you wish to discover the coastal South of Sri Lanka, don’t miss the pretty beaches full of sunshine of Tangalle.