Palagama Beach is a retreat in the fishing village of Alankuda, 12 kms south of Kalpitiya. The accommodation choices are wooden cabanas, stone villas or rural kajan huts. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers and overhead fans. The large swimming pool extends upto the beach. Safe swimming is possible during the season from December to April for lazy days on the beach. For those who love nature, Wilpattu National Park is an hour away, dolphin and whale watching excursions, scuba diving and snorkelling on the Bar Reef with a wide variety of tropical marine life. Bird lovers will enjoy an excursion to the nearby Anaiwilundawa wilderness sanctuary. Thrill seekers will enjoy the wind conditions on nearby lagoons for Kite surfing.