Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the capital of Sri Lanka, is 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Hambantota, while Colombo is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the northwest.
It's hardly surprising Hambantota is so popular with vacationers from across the globe; Sri Lanka is an Aladdin's Cave of wonderful sights and attractions. Some interesting places within a relatively short distance of Hambantota are Tangalla, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east, and Kataragama, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest.
Visitors longing for special places to learn more about local spiritual beliefs, will love the chance to spend time in the region's monasteries. People who explore Sri Lanka are often delighted to discover the open-air markets here.
Sunbathing and cycling are just some of the great low stress activities in this area.
To truly understand the area in which you are traveling, take your time to stop in at the region's cafés and restaurants. These are great places to strike up a conversation with friendly locals as well as sample local specialities. Chicken and beef are widely used ingredients in food here. For a true taste of Sri Lanka order kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) or vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix). Those who have a little room left, can try king coconut, a lovely way to complete your Sri Lanka dining experience. At the end of your meal, unwind by ordering a refreshing local coconut milk.
The closest major airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, is located in Colombo, 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the northwest of Hambantota, so take that into account when booking your trip.