Things to do in Dickwella

Boasting great surf spots and sandy beaches, Dickwella is a small town and a stunning beach resort in the Southern region of Sri Lanka. Over the years, the number of visitors arriving at Dickwella gradually increased with the development of infrastructure and the materialization of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants serving mouthwatering food. The Dickwella beach is a popular attraction among the visitors to this area. Since it is protected by reefs and rocks, one can enjoy a swim without fear. Even though the beach is tranquil and restful; the town is lively and hectic. The Hiriketiya beach which is a tiny horseshoe shaped bay is a hidden gem which also happens to be a great surf spot. Whale watching, diving and snorkeling are popular pastimes of visitors to Dickwella. The largest seated Buddha statue of 50 meters in height is located in Dickwella, at the Wevurukannala Viharaya. Behind this statue there is an eight storey building in which paintings depicting various incidents from the life of the Lord Buddha can be seen. Hummanaya; the second largest blowhole in the world and the one and only blowhole in our country is also located in Dickwella. Like the palm tree rope swing in Dalawella beach, the swing located next to the Dickwella beach resort too has gained visitors over the past few years. The location of Dickwella makes it convenient for visitors to visit national parks such as Udawalave and Yala. In conclusion it can be stated that Dickwella is a city that is yet to be explored by many.