Mudu Maha Vihara
The mangroves, islands and waterways of Pottuvil Lagoon are a rich ecosystem teeming with giant monitor lizards, crocodiles,...
One very good reason for venturing to Pottuvil is for the delightful two-hour mangrove tours. Outrigger canoes take visitors punting...
Tsunami Beach Hotel
The name’s unfortunate, but the Sri Lankan and Western food here is outstanding, especially the rice and curry, which is one of the best...
Lonely Planet review
Hidden away in Pottuvil’s backstreets are the ancient ruins of Mudu Maha Vihara. This lovely little site, partly submerged in the encroaching sand dunes, features a fine 3m-high standing Buddha statue flanked by two bodhisattva figures. The beach just behind is wide, beautiful and undeveloped, but not safe for swimming.