Located on the south coast in the Matara District, Mirissa is a popular tourist destination.

Mirissa is known for Whale and Dolphin watching (in season). An early morning stroll to the beach or local fish market will present local fishermen selling their mornings catch of Mullet, Tuna, Snapper and many other species of fish.

Mirissa is also known for the variety of water sport activities and its beautiful curved golden sand beach with lined coconut palms.