Explore Mirissa

If you are planning on heading down south on the teardrop isle, definitely consider keeping a few days to treat yourself to an unforgettable escape in Mirissa Town. With Sri Lanka travel on the rise, there’s ever been a better time to plan a visit. Use our top travel tips to help make the most of your trip here!

Mirissa Weather Monthly (Average)

29°/32° January
26°/40° February
20°/30° March
21°/30° April
12°/20° May
23°/26° June
23° July
20°/34° August
12°/15° September
11°/23° October
23°/34° November
11°/23° December

Travel Tips

Given the hot temperatures, all -year round, staying well hydrated, and making sure you get the sightseeing done before 10 am is highly recommended!

The humidity is high down by the coast so packing plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and light cotton clothing is a definite must to stay cool.

Consider carrying a reusable water bottle along with you to be environmentally friendly, or simply stop by a street vendor to enjoy a refreshing king coconut water to beat the heat as the locals do!

Cash is best for most restaurants and cafes though more commercial and high-end hotels and tour operators accept cards.

Mirissa has garnered quite a reputation for its vibrant nightlife, so consider stepping out for some after-dinner drinks and dancing under the stars.

Getting around the town is easy, with plenty of tuk-tuks, but remember that drivers only charge cash, and negotiating a price before getting in is a must!

Though you can swim in certain spots, Mirissa is predominately a surfer’s paradise.

Directions to mirissa

Mirissa lies approximately 150 kilometers south of Colombo, the commercial capital of the island. Generally, there are four ways to get to Mirissa, which is by bus, train, taxi, or car. The fastest way to get from Colombo to Mirissa would be by either car or taxi which would roughly take 1 h and 57 m via the Southern Express Highway. Travelling by train or bus is definitely budget-friendly while also offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture!