Rent a tuktuk in Weligama, Sri Lanka!

The best way to travel around Weligama is by driving your own tuk-tuk. Weligama is a wonderful place to learn how to surf and is situated in the Southern province of Sri Lanka.


Weligama is a city most famous for tourism and fishing industries, this beautiful location has is home to many tourist hotels, hostels, and homestays. Weligama was devastated by the Tsunami in 2004, with about 15% of land destroyed. Holding historical importance within the city, Weligama is where the scholar-monk Sri Sumangala was born. In Weligama you will also find an offshore islet in Weligama which was built in 1925 by Maurice Talvande, today it’s a famous boutique hotel named Taprobane.

Sights in Weligama

Tabrobane Island

An Islet offshore Weligama village is Taprobane island, initially built by Maurice Talvande, this amazing villa. Currently, you can visit this amazing location with a prior booking. You can find this location here.

Midigama Beach

One of the best beaches you will find down south is Medigama Beach, waves laid back and is very much suitable for you to learn how to surf. You can find the location here.

Kushtarajagala Statue

Once a foreign King landed in Weligama who was infected with a skin disease (‘kushta” in Singhalese ) has landed in Weligama bay and was treated by a local doctor. This king was restored to his original strength and to remember him (the “kushta raja” or the “Kushta King” an image of him was carved and this was known to be “Kushta Raja Gala” or Rock of the Kushta King. It is argued that if the story is true then, the King should have carved the statue of the doctor with a respect to him and not vice versa. You can find this location here.

Food & Drinks

Soul Cafe

A small-town cafe located closer to the Galle road in Weligama. Wide variety of fresh and healthy food items on their menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It would cost around $7 – $8 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Deli Ceylon

A great restaurant with a great atmosphere and vintage vibes. This restaurant offers healthy and delicious food items which can make your eating experience a memorable one. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Fishpoint Weligama

Cannot miss a seafood dish when you in the southern coast, Fishpoint Weligama is a wonderful place to dine in and enjoy a fresh and yummy seafood dish. The cost would be about $10 – $12 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.


Bunkyard Hostels 

A simple hostel for budget travelers who are looking to relax, have fun and explore the island. The price per night is affordable as $20 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.

The Native Weligama

Spacious and elegant garden hotel, with comfortable accommodation facilities. Fresh and delicious food and the cost would be about $30 per person to dine  For the location of the hotel click here

W15 Weligama

A 4-star hotel with great amenities. Large garden, spacious pool, great food with a variety of dishes and not forgetting friendly staff to make your stay memorable. For the location of the hotel click here.



How to get to Weligama from Colombo by train

You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Weligama, trains are available daily. The journey would last for 2 hours 15 minutes to Weligama and would cost you around Rs 130 to Rs 450 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat).

How to get to Weligama from Colombo by bus

From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop into a bus to Matara (route 2/1) and make a stop in Weligama. Would cost Rs 170 – Rs. 250, and take around 2 hours 45 minutes.

How to get to Weligama from Colombo by taxi

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes from Colombo to Weligama. The ride would cost you around Rs 12,000 – Rs 16,000.

How to book a tuktuk in Weligama

  2. Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
  3. Upload your license details through the link in the email.
  4. Get ready at your requested booking time at Bunkyard Hostels.

Need more help? Email us at HELLO@TUKTUKRENTAL.COM or call/WhatsApp us on +94 772928618 and we’ll answer any of your questions!

By renting a tuktuk through you can start and end your journey in Sri Lanka at any of our 27+ locations around the island.

What’s more, you’ll be supporting the local economy and one of our valued tuktuk owners. We are a social enterprise and all of our vehicles are owned by local Sri Lankans. Weligama location details

After you make a booking, one of our driving instructors will meet you at Anura Hotel, to hand over your tuk-tuk and provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson.

Bunkyard Hostels (Weligama) – Meeting Point


Galle Road,

Weligama 81700.

We’ll be in communication with you in the period leading up to your reservation to make sure everything has been arranged for you (including your local driving permit).