Mirissa Tourism

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Mirissa (Sinhalese: මිරිස්ස) is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres (13 ft) above the sea level. Mirissa's beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island's main whale and dolphin watching locations.


This warm abode of Mirissa is a delightful place to visit in Sri Lanka. When planning a trip to Mirissa, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Colombo. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Colombo for its bountiful attractions like Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka on your trip to Mirissa. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Mirissa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mirissa

    Know the pollution level of Mirissa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Mirissa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mirissa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mirissa.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.17 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.83 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mirissa - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.56 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 115.52 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.07 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.93 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mirissa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mirissa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 16.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 24.64 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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