Weligama is situated approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the national capital, and approximately 75 miles (121 kilometers) southeast of Colombo.
From big-ticket tourist hotspots to lesser known gems, the area around Weligama is wonderfully endowed with fabulous attractions. While in the region, visit the Galle Fortress and Unawatuna Beach in and around Galle, roughly 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the east of Weligama.
Fuel your mind by spending a few hours at Sri Lanka's excellent history museums and art galleries. When the weather's great, why not take the opportunity to check out Sri Lanka's open-air markets?.
If you feel like kicking back a little, why not try cycling or wildlife watching.
Try authentic Sri Lanka meals or drinks so you can get to the core of the local cuisine. Chicken and beef are used as part of meals in this area. Kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) and vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix) are just two much-loved choices that will imbue visitors' with a true taste of Sri Lanka. King coconut is a common dessert in these parts. Taste a coconut milk, an non-alcoholic drink that is very common in Sri Lanka.
When planning your trip to Weligama, it's good to remember that the handiest major airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, is situated in in Colombo, 90 miles (145 kilometers) away.