Located 4km southeast of Weligama, Mirissa is a laid-back beach town, stretching along the golden Sri Lankan sands. Its visitors sip on fresh coconut juice directly from the fruit, and rock gently upon a hammock, watching the hours, days and weeks slip calmly by. It is a quickly developing crescent of beach where modest guesthouses, beach huts and simple cafes crop up every so often. So far the government has stopped the kinds of construction which can be found further along the coast at Unawatuna, but as visitor numbers keep growing, only time will tell.
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