Batticaloa Lagoon: Discover the Wonders of the Beautiful East Coast

Batticaloa Lagoon Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka is blessed with calm and beautiful lagoons. Batticaloa Lagoon is another beautiful vast lagoon in the Batticaloa District of Eastern Sri Lanka. The spectacular city of Batticaloa is located on a narrow stretch of land between the lagoon and the ocean.

Batticaloa District is blessed with three beautiful lagoons, namely Batticaloa lagoon, Valaichchenai Lagoon and Vakari Lagoon. Among them, Batticaloa lagoon is the largest. What makes Batticaloa lagoon unique is its length and narrowness.

The Batticaloa Lagoon stretches between two of Sri Lanka’s main districts (Batticaloa and Ampara). It’s 56km long. Its stunning landscape makes it one of the island’s most picturesque and scenic spots and the nature is ideal for those who are looking for an escape from the demands of stressful daily life. This part of the country is different to other vibrant coastal towns like Hikkaduwa, Galle, Matara and Unawatuna where life is spent is a faster manner.

The beautiful 3 lagoons of Batticaloa contribute to a very diverse ecosystem. Due to its unique setup, the Batticaloa Lagoon attracts numerous species of wildlife including magnificent birds. Fishing boats lined up along the coast are a another admired sight. People who come to this area can view spectacular sunsets providing great photo opportunities.

You should not miss to go take a look at the Batticaloa Lagoon, which is located approximately 2 hours away from Amaya Beach, one of our Pasikuda Hotels – our helpful team at the hotel will assist you in arranging an excursion. Check dates for availability and book your stay today.