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The town of Bentota is a great locale for lovers of nature, offering great beaches, a few natural attractions, and plenty of watersports.

Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 65km south of Colombo. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at an elevation of 3m above the sea level. The name of the town is derived from a mythical story which claims a demon named 'Bem' ruled the river bank. The town's attractions include Bentota Beach, Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Brief Garden, Galapatha Raja Maha Vihare Buddhist temple, and others.
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