Even if you have all the information, it can still be difficult to plan the perfect visit to Sri Lanka. With the help of some of the coolest locals we know, we’ve put together an itinerary for two days in Sri Lanka, that includes some of the best food, drink and views to be found on southern coast. 

For starters, once you land in Colombo, take a taxi and head south towards the coast. The journey should take about two hours. Once you’re there, check into Abode Ahangama and drop off your luggage at one of their beautiful rooms. Freshen up, and it’s time to get cracking on your explorations. Follow this itinerary to the T, or mix and match as per your preferences.

Day 1

Ajna

The space at Ajna is both a cafe and a yoga shala, and is just a short walk away from the sea. Drop in for a single class in the morning– and if you’re not sold on the yoga, perhaps just visit their cafe for some delicious dishes to satisfy your post-swim hunger pangs. 

Soul and Surf in Sri Lanka

This spot is known for its vibrant surfing community, massages, retreats and great coffee. Visit for good vibes, a swim in their pool and, who knows, you might pick up some surfing tips. This is a surfer’s favourite and not to mention, a beautiful place.

Sticks Ahangama

How about some of their delectable avomato toast for a late lunch or evening snack? Expect great coffee, healthy food and snacks and great wave checks.

Casiopea

Just a little evening retail therapy. Find everything from clothes and accessories to jewellery and little trinkets to take home for your friends. Browse through the owners’ own brand, Stocks and Supply, which feature ethically made and hand-illustrated products inspired by Sri Lanka.

Abode Ahangama

After a long day out in the sand and sun, turn in for the night at Abode Ahangama, a four-room haven housed in a lovingly restored art deco building. Stay in, nestled within the jungle and just a few minutes away from the sea, and relax at their spa with a spectacular massage.

Abode, Ahangama

Day 2

Mr. Sunil’s Roti and Juice Shop

Breakfast at this local haunt is just what you need to kick off your day. Visit post-surf for best results.

Dondra Lighthouse

Set out on a half-day trip to to this beautiful lighthouse, located at the Southernmost tip of Sri Lanka. You can travel there using public transport, although you might need permission from the Port Authority if you want to climb to the top of the lighthouse!

NOMAD Cafe Boutique

On your way back from Dondra, why not stop at this laid back cafe for a healthy late lunch? Enjoy a conscious eating experience and browse through their boutique for beautiful clothes and natural cosmetics.

Lighthouse Ahangama

Make it to this rooftop bar in Ahangama just in time for sunset drinks. Lighthouse serves a great combination of killer views and excellent cocktails.

There’s nothing left to do now but to book those tickets and make your reservations! Visit one spot or all. If you are spending longer than two days in Sri Lanka, make sure to download the Urbanaut App and stay up-to-date on the best places to visit.

Featured image: Soul and Surf Sri Lanka, courtesy Jamie Mitchell.