314 km. from Colombo, a most beautiful bay with good surfing. The East coast offers infinite possibilities for all kinds of water sports and underwater photography. The many ship-wrecks of the coast are a tempting challenge to the diver.
Arugam Bay is a fishing village 2 1/2 km south of the small town of Pottuvil at the remote south end of the east coast. It has probably the best surf in Sri Lanka off a low promontory a little further south, and had developed into a low-budget travelers center. There's a wide, sweeping beach in front of the village itself, good for swimming, and south of the surf promontory a long, deserted beach leading down to 'Crocodile Rock', from where wild elephants can quite often be seen. Arugambay is not only a Surfers and beach goes. Arugambay is located very close to two Wildlife reserves. They are LauhugalaNational Park and Yala East National Park making Arugambay a perfect destination for all-round touristic Hot spot with it's cultural diversification. Best time to visit Arugambay is from April to October.