Koggala Lagoon

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Attractive and tranquil Koggala lagoon, approximately 20 km from Galle is dotted with rocky islands and fringed with mangroves. The lagoon is alive with birdlife and reptiles like monitor lizards and snakes.

Motor boat trips and catamaran rides take you to the small islands in the lagoon. The Temple Island here has an old Buddhist temple, which is still in use and attracts many visitors on full moon (Poya) day. The Cinnamon Island is also worth exploring and Ananda Spice Garden are other sightseeing options here.