Beaches and areas of Bentota, where it is better to choose a hotel
Beaches and areas of Bentota
Areas and beaches, Bentota is not so simple as it seems at first glance. Bentota is considered one of the most developed and popular resorts, but you need to understand that the city centre and Bentota is rather poorly developed village. The actual centre of the resort is the town of Aluthgama (Aluthgama) with more developed urban infrastructure, bus and railway station. But for some reason the travel agencies, booking systems, hotels, guides it to Bentota is credited with Aluthgama and other neighboring beaches and neighborhoods, not Vice versa. To all to understand, and to choose the right place for a hotel, here's an overview of the areas and beaches in Bentota:
The Center Of Bentota
It is, in fact, the Bentota beach (Bentota the center of the map). But the city it can be called only with great reserve. There is railway station, a few stores, one liquor store, several cafes, one a travel Agency and a couple of exchange offices on main street. Previously was located in the center of the tourist area with its market and shops, tourist information center, but as of 2019 there's nothing left, the infrastructure compared to previous years has gotten worse. And what's really bad, on the site of the former children's Park in the center formed a stinking dump.
However, it is in the center most of the hotels on the beaches, as well as inexpensive accommodation in a residential area across the road to Galle Road. The beach here is excellent: long and wide, plenty of shade from palm trees. But no entertainment and infrastructure, except a few loungers at the hotels and cafes there.
District Aluthgama (Aluthgama)
It is a small town adjacent to the beach in the North, just across the river (Aluthgama on the map). Here is the bus station and railway station, the entire urban infrastructure with shops, markets, banks, ATM machines, local cafes, alkomarket. But the beach here is not at all.
The Moragalla beach beach (Moragalla Beach)
Moragalla beach though and is 3 kilometers from the city center on Aluthgama (Moragalla on the map), is the most developed Bentota. Here there are sun loungers, beach café, shops with tourist goods, and even modest beach activities in high season. The area along the beach, a typical village with houses of local residents, among which there are rare hotels. The entire city infrastructure is located along main street and in nearby Aluthgama.
However, objectively, the beach here is worse than in the centre of Bentota. It is a long (about a mile) and wide, it empties into the ocean, the river Bentota Ganga, with all its implications of life. The shore is often covered by debris brought by the river (sticks, coconuts, leaves, rags, bottles, plastic), but are constantly cleaned. But an undeniable plus of this beach is not big waves, as in the centre of Bentota.
Induruwa (Sri villas) and Bentota (Kosgoda)
This is a relatively new and growing tourist area, adjacent to the city in the South (Induruwa on the map). The beaches of Induruwa, stretching for almost five kilometres and are sparsely scattered hotels. For a beach holiday this place is great, at least better than in the centre of Bentota and to the North, but the infrastructure is still weak. Whole life is centered around the beaches and hotels, and beyond them nothing. In other places, even to eat, except in the hotel, anywhere. In General, this is the perfect place for a quiet and secluded beach holiday without entertainment.
After Induruwa to the North is the district and the Kosgoda beach (the Area on the interactive map Bentota). It is almost the same as Induruwa, but more remote and less developed infrastructure.Induruwa
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Beruwela is still a bit further North towards Colombo (the Area on the interactive map Bentota). The beaches here are almost none (unless you count the beaches in the South and Aluthgama), hotels are few. The area is interesting only as the place with more or less developed infrastructure (several shops with alcohol), and a couple of sights. More Beruwala nothing to attract tourists.
Hotels Of Bentota
Bentota is famous as a place oversaturated with budget accommodation. Most of the hotels are designed for package tourists willing to pay $ 50 and above for one night in a hotel with its own territory on the first line. Guesthouses or hotels worth up to $ 30 to find problematic, they are all located far from the beach in a residential area behind the main road to Galle road.
When choosing a hotel on the first line, it is worth considering the proximity to the railway, which stretches along the coast through all areas of the resort. Trains here go even at night, and actively begin to move around 6 am. So if you stay in a hotel with poor sound insulation near the railway, will Wake up early.
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