Enjoy an exotic holiday in Sri Lanka with RIU

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Sri Lanka is the ideal place to combine adventure, culture and relaxation in the same place and time. This small island in the Indian Ocean, located off India’s southern coast, enjoys a pleasant tropical climate all year round. It is one of those places that will stay with you forever thanks to everything it has to show and reveal to you. If you are thinking of taking the trip of a lifetime, we have no doubt that Sri Lanka is a great choice. We will tell you everything!

What to see in Sri Lanka?

Although it is a small island, it actually has an infinite number of things to see, from ancient villages, thousand-year-old temples, natural parks, and tea plantations to breathtaking beaches where you can stretch out and relax. A comprehensive offer that will make a big impression on you. But we know that holidays are not endless, so we have made a small selection of things you could do if you travel to Sri Lanka.

1.Enjoy its beaches. Without a doubt, Sri Lanka’s greatest attractions include the beautiful beaches that surround the island. Here you can sunbathe surrounded by wild, natural scenery or enjoy water sports like surfing. You can even go whale and dolphin watching.

2.Visit Colombo, the country’s commercial capital. Although it is not one of the main tourist hubs, it is worth stopping off in this chaotic city and visiting the National Museum of Colombo, where you can learn all about the history of Sri Lanka. You can also check out the Gangaramaya Temple, the Petta district, or relax in one of the beautiful parks.

3.The old colonial city of Galle. This is a popular stop for tourists travelling to Sri Lanka. Its streets are steeped in history. We recommend that you wander through them and discover attractions like the fort walls, from where you can enjoy the views of the city, its colonial buildings, the Groote Kerk church, the clock tower, the lighthouse and the historic centre.

4.The holy city of Kandy. Here you will find stunning natural scenery and a lot of history. You can visit the Temple of the Tooth, Bogambara Lake (in the centre of the city), the tea museum where you can learn about the tea-making process, and see a giant statue of Buddha on a mountainside.

5.Ella. This is a small village in the middle of the mountains surrounded by tea plantations. The spot is a natural wonderland, making it the perfect place to go trekking and discover Sri Lanka’s beautiful wilderness. Here you can enjoy a tranquil environment and breathe in the clean, fresh air. Of course, you cannot leave this village without visiting Nine Arch Bridge viaduct, also known as the “Bridge in the Sky” where the train that connects Kandy with Ella runs, a very popular route among travellers because of the breathtaking views it offers.

6.The Dambulla Caves or Golden Temple. This World Heritage Site is located in the centre of the island. You should not leave Sri Lanka without visiting these five Buddhist caves located in the heart of the mountains.

7.Go on a safari. If you’re an adventurer, this island is the ideal place to go on an incredible safari. There are several places where you can enjoy this experience, including Minneriya National Park, Hurulu Forest Reserve and Kaudulla National Park.

As you can see, you won’t be short of things to do! This is just a small list of places to visit, but there are so many more! Just surf the web and you’ll find plenty of great ideas. We are certain that you won’t have enough days to finish touring the marvellous landscapes and places that Sri Lanka boasts. This natural wonder will leave you with unforgettable memories.

What to pack if you travel to Sri Lanka?

Before you visit Sri Lanka, make sure you pack everything you need in your suitcase. The most important thing is to pack cool, comfortable clothing so you will be able to cope with the heat. If you’re going hiking, make sure you pack good shoes and appropriate clothing. Of course, your suitcase should include swimwear, mosquito repellent and good sun protection. We’ll leave it up to you to choose the outfits you want to wear in the villages! However, it is very important that you always carry a scarf with you in case you need to cover your shoulders or knees when entering a temple.

Where can you stay in Sri Lanka?

The best option is undoubtedly our five-star hotel, the Riu Sri Lanka, located on the beautiful Ahungalla beach. It has 501 rooms equipped with everything you need for your stay. Thanks to its 24-hour all-inclusive service, you will be able to enjoy its five restaurants and four bars at your leisure. In addition, the hotel has four swimming pools, a discotheque and the RiuLand club where your little ones will have a great time with new friends. It also has an extensive entertainment programme so that both children and adults have an unforgettable holiday. The best thing is that it is only 500 m away from Ahungalla, a beautiful coastal town in the southeast of Sri Lanka.

Riu Sri Lanka

Riu Sri Lanka

Don’t hesitate. Fill up your mobile phone with impressive photos to show off to your friends. Sri Lanka is undoubtedly one of those destinations that will leave a lasting impression on you. What are you waiting for? Book your holiday now!

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