Pottuvil Lagoon, Arugam Bay

Pottuvil Lagoon is located 4 km from Arugam Bay with a view of Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point. Over 200 acres in size and inside the lagoon is a small, beautiful island. The lagoon is surrounded by mangrove forests that are home to an abundance of wildlife. During the two-hour canoe tour through Pottuvil Lagoon you will experience the serenity and beauty of a mangrove ecosystem which includes:

  • Marine life such as fish, prawns, crabs and others
  • Birds such a sea eagles, kingfishers, pelicans, herons, Jacana, common coots, and darters.
  • In the trees you can see both varieties of Sri Lankan monkeys
  • Elephants live on the small island or in the jungle
  • Crocodiles on the shore or in the mangrove tree roots
  • Water monitors
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Latitude: 6.885911 Longitude: 81.833651
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Faizar Sulfi

Recreational Opportunities

  • You can paddle boat .
  • Fishing experience with local fishermen. 

Seasons Accessible

January to December 


SLR 6000.00 per trip for 2 people including guide, transport from Arugam Bay and canoe.

Accessibility Notes

There are two entrance to get to the lagoon ........

  • Drive from Arugam Bay tell your driver to stop in Urani lagoon close by Whisky point .
  • Drive from Arugam Bay tell your driver to stop in Pottuvil lagoon close by Pottuvil point.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed 

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