A small and quaint town with a unique micro-climate, milder than the rest of the Hambantota District and their sandy beaches, Tangalle is a southern jewel unlike any other. Wedged between the larger towns of Matara and Hambantota, Tangalle, whose names literally means "projected rock" in reference to the rugged coastline that dot the town area, is famous for its undisturbed tranquillity, slow pace of life and virtually deserted beaches. Not as commercial and mass-tourism-invaded as its sister southern resorts, Tangalle is also famous for its unique ecosystem. With soft, powdery sand beaches ideal for surfing and swimming, the protective bays at Tangalle have made it an important fishing town as well as a coveted resort for travellers seeking peace and tranquillity with the option of indulging in some amazing snorkelling, surfing and swimming. With a vast range of accommodation, at Tangalle guests can choose to stay from small boutique hotels, to wonderful eco-lodges and rather basic and rustic beachfront guest houses.
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