Welcome to Kalpitiya Peninsula
Dolphins and kitesurfing are what brings people to the relatively undeveloped Kalpitiya peninsula. Schools of dolphins hundreds strong can often be seen playing in the offshore waters; boat safaris offer close-up views of these aquatic mammals. Meanwhile, for those who want to act like a dolphin dancing through the waves, Kalpitiya, with its near-constant strong winds, is widely considered to have the best kitesurfing conditions in South Asia.
As well as all the water-sports activities, most hotels can also organise Wilpattu National Park safaris, but it's a fairly long drive and you'll miss dawn, which is the best time for seeing animals.