Pehebiya Road, Hiriketiya
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HOW TO ARRIVE
Most travelers to Hiriketiya arrive from either Colombo's international Airport or from Colombo centre.... There are several ways to get to Hiriketiya from there...
FROM COLOMBO AIRPORT VIA...TAXI, TRAIN, TUK TUK
PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM COLOMBO AIRPORT
We can book you a very comfortable and direct air conditioned car/van transfer from the airport straight to The Salty Pelican. The driver will be waiting at the arrivals gate with your name on a sign. All road tolls and toilet breaks are included in the journey. Please send us an email with your flight details including flight number, so we can confirm your transfer.
Journey time: 3 Hrs *
One Way price: €90 1-4 person sharing
Return price: €180 1-4 person sharing
A scenic delight… The journey is mostly along the coast, with open sea views for the majority of the way. There will be a few sellers selling water, fruit and delicious snacks on the way but the Colombo to Matara train will most probably be full. You may find it a very uncomfortable 3.5 hour journey standing on a crowded train after a long flight.
On the Colombo - Galle - Matara train route, virtually all seats are unreserved so pre-booking is neither necessary nor possible, which means you cannot book a seat unfortunately. Tickets are only sold on the day at the ticket office. Tickets cannot sell out though.
- Start your journey from either Colombo Fort Railway Station or from Maradana Railway Station.… It’s where the train from Colombo to Galle starts. You are much more likely to get a seat boarding at Maradona Station (although it’s still not guaranteed).
Airport - Colombo/Maradana Taxi Journey time: 40 minutes
Taxi price: Approximately 2800 rupees ( €13 )
Colombo - Matara Train Journey time: 3.5 Hrs
Ticket price: 130 - 420 rupees ( €2 )
Matara - Salty Pelican Tuk Tuk Journey time: 35 min
Tuk Tuk price: Approximately 1000 rupees ( €5 )
Train Schedules and fares: http://slr.malindaprasad.com
Overview of Trains: www.seat61.com/SriLanka
The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat in Hiriketiya - Sri Lanka, is located at the perfect spot, right between Hiriketiya surfing bay and Pehebiya & Dickwella beach which are great for relaxing, taking long sunset beach walks and swimming... We are literally just steps away from all of the best beaches on the south coast of Sri Lanka. So don’t stress about being too far away from the beach, town and all the tourist sights, as everything is within walking distance from The Salty Pelican. We have done you a favour by locating at the perfect position.
You’ll find an interesting array of cafés serving up ridiculously good coffee, variety of restaurants, shops, beach bars and various attractions easily reachable by foot from The Salty Pelican. Feeling too lazy to walk, just hop in a tuk tuk available all day... makes getting around the surrounding beaches and local areas quick, efficient and cheap. Need some money or groceries, you will find an ATM machine, supermarket and variety of shops just a few minutes away.