The forest and pool Kottawa in Unawatuna

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Бассейн в КоттаваThe pool in Kottawa

A small rain forest, Kottawa Reserve Forest is only a few tens of kilometers from Unawatuna and Galle. He is not popular and almost unknown among tourists, because it's not a national Park with exotic animals and harvested and interesting scenic routes. But if you've never been to a tropical jungle (forest Rumassala in Unawatuna is not in the bill), and to go to this national Park is not possible, at least a little to satisfy their curiosity. There will hardly be able to see exotic animals like max will see insects and birds, but tropical vegetation in abundance. Yet there is the bathing pool filled with cool water from the Creek.

Although there is a conditional cash and pointers to the proposed routes, all have been abandoned, and the money for the entrance with you no one will, to do simply no. You can go a little bit deeper into the forest on the bike or leave it in the Parking lot at the road and go for a walk in the woods by yourself. However do not forget about security, including transport. Next always move enough local kids who are just out of spite can do something with transport. So it is better to leave vehicles at the site along the road where we Park large buses.

If you drive a little further down the road after the forest, about 600 meters (at the fork turn right), you can see tea plantation and a specialty tea shop.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free entry

🕐 Time of work: round the clock, but to see the forest day should

🚶 How to get there: From Unawatuna to the forest is best reached by hired transport or tuk-tuk. Travel time is about 30 minutes and about 20 kilometres (forest map).

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admin December 9, 2014

Hello! You, apparently, about the Sinharaja forest? If so, then Yes, that's right, without a guide of course 500. I have not written anywhere that this is the price guide. Guides charge separately, and it is different, sometimes even you can bargain and pay the money to the guide in hand and not in cash. And without guides on the standard routes do not allowed. It is just necessary to understand that in the forest you find yourself free, and you can do anything you want to walk or to go anywhere (within reason, of course). But when you get to any of the trekking route, you will have the money to take for a guide and for the input. ...
Julia December 9, 2014
And what is the actual difference visit with or without guide? I see something special? Trekking routes especially breathtaking and picturesque? And how long is the guide? If I go I will for what path to walk, and not just on the road, which probably leads to a village or somewhere else? ...
Julia December 9, 2014
And another question, I can without a guide to walk on the trekking route, or if already entered, you definitely need to take it? ...
Natalichka 22, 2015
I do not agree that in Unawatuna there is a liquor store. It is, if you go from the resort to the main road, walk 5 - 7 minutes towards the South (in the direction of Mirissa) if you look carefully, you'll see a small stall, full of concrete, the Windows and doors are thick lattice, there, in certain hours and sell alcohol. In the evening, always! Local rum - a miracle! Stumbled upon this stall quite by accident, we love to walk around the neighborhood, and that dogulyalis that is already beginning to get dark, turned back and saw the notice about this larocca. Men happy, having bought a bottle of Araki, immediately deal with it, drank. Went and we bought a few bottles of rum (with a margin). Pushes the coin into the narrow window and give you the desired alcohol.:))) Well, I found this stall in the first days of our holiday:)) when I came a year, once in the stall ;)). Rested in December 2012 and 2013. And yet, nearby, there are tea plantations that will take you any Tucker on his tuk - tuk. In addition to informative tour about the production of tea, you will buy there gorgeous Ceylon tea at a nice price, however, then you're welcome not to believe the hype that the tea that is sold in a supermarket in Russia "produced and Packed in Sri Lanka"!:))).Although, of course, the best in Unawatuna, this is the OCEAN with its incredible energy. All wonderful holidays!!! ...
admin 22 July, 2015

You are right, the liquor store is there, just not in the village, but close. He we even marked on the map here http://nashaplaneta.net/asia/srilanka/unawatuna-karta.php in the form of an icon. Only liquor shops in Sri Lanka are not working during the holidays, so if you want to celebrate Christmas or new year, buy in advance. About tea plantations near Unawatuna is a divorce. These tea plantations are located only in mountainous areas. ...
MikkyMouse 2 September, 2015
very interesting! now you can safely go for a vacation :) ...
mkv-dk 21 February, 2019
you can exchange money also in the shops of the dealers of stones, and the ATM was a day not issued more than$ 200 and a Commission of 5%, but when paying by card at the supermarket were horse discounts - 30%, the same discount was when booking hotels in Colombo.ANO it was really - 2014-2015. ...
Екатерина1921 1 March 2019
Hello! Can anyone me recommend and give the coordinates of the school/instructor surfing for beginners near Hikkaduwa? ...
admin 2 March, 2019

I specifically coordinate prompt, but I will say that you will find everything on place. Stroll along the beach and see plenty of billboards, and just boys will offer. ...
Екатерина1921 2 March, 2019
Thanks for the info! ...