West Coast is essentially the most famous and a popular touristy location amongst travellers. The Coast stretches approx 100 km from Colombo to Hikkaduwa. Along the West Coast Mt Lavinia, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Bentota and Beruwala are probably the main tourist towns.
Hikkaduwa is the well known beach area and has been popular amongst those that prefer an alternative lifestyle. Hikkaduwa has its own vibrant beach culture with night clubs right on the beach, music and drum festivals and so on. It is located about 100km South of Colombo.
You will find a variety of hotels, villas and guest houses along the West Coast. If you are looking for a holiday by the beach with fun and relaxation, then this is the ideal location.