Kalametiya Bird Santuary – 12 km
Kalametiya  is an extensive area of wetland with brackish lagoons, mangrove swamps, open grassy areas and pockets of scrub jungle. Access to the sanctuary is from the village of Hungama.1 km away from Ranna on the Ranna-Kalamatiya road is the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. Originally with 2.500 hectares but was abolished in 1946 due to the opposition of local residents. A considerably reduced area was once again declared a sanctuary in 1984, the sanctuary is rich with lagoons and mangrove swamps which attract a number of winter migrant birds.
Rekawa Turtle beach – 10 km
The beach at Rekawa village, 10km east of Tangalla Bay Beach, is home to one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites in Sri Lanka, visited by five different species which lay their eggs in the sand here every night throughout the year. In addition to the Turtles, it is one of the best place to experience lagoon and sea.
Close proximity to 3 National Parks

Yala National Park – one hour

Bundala National Park – 30 minutes

Udawalawa National Park – 45 minutes

Ussangoda National Park – 15 minutes
Ussangoda is a place of natural beauty and a designated archaeological site, situated on the Colombo - Kataragama road near Ambalantota - Nonagama Junction in Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. Ussangoda is note for unusual placement by soil structure, flora, location. There are many folk stories related to this site which include different takes about the land. General belief is that it is a part of a meteor or a proximity to a meteor hit ground zero. There are several legends related to the area. The site is considered a sacred / forbidden ground for general affairs in local lore

Hot Water Springs – Madunagala – 20 minutes

Madunagala Hot Water Springs lie amoung vast paddyfields between Sooriyawewa and Ridiyagama, Today this hot water well is one of the most popular destinations for the pilgrims to the South. The spring was first recorded by Leonard Woolf, Assistant Government Agent of Hambanthota (1908-11) in his diaries recording the haphazard journey through wild animal infested jungles and boat rides to reach the hot spring where he had taken sample to be analysed.
Agro Teachnology Park – Batatha
In Bata Atha only ecological methods of planting and caring for plants are used, without chemical fertilizers and poisons. In the park grow as new trees, and endemic, untouched by planting plants, flora and fauna. Plants are cultivated in decorated flower beds and on designer sites. This gives not only fabulous views of the garden, but also provides an opportunity in a beautiful and accessible form to learn more about nature. In the Botanical Garden there are over 2,000 employees — scientists, landscape designers, agronomists, and landscaping workers.
Walawa Nadee River Safari – 1 km
The Walawa Nadee eco tours organization, provides boat raids those of you interested in spotting in some wildlife in an area Known for its rich bio diversity
Kataragama – one hour
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Kataragama temple, a shrine dedicated to Skanda Kumara also known as Kataragama deviyo
Ridiyagama Safari Park – 15 minutes
This is the one and only drive through open safari park in Sri Lanka. You can find animals like Bengali Tigers, Leopards Sloth Bears, Elephants, African Lions and Australian Cheetahs. In addition to the Zones, the park has a butterfly garden, animal breeding grounds, camping sites, circuit bungalows, play areas for kids, souvenir shops and food courts.
Tangalle – 20 minutes
The palm fringed bay and picturesque coves of Tangalle are a natural treasure. This is a lazy town littered with gentle reminders of the Dutch days of the 18th century and beautiful villas looking out over the shimmering sands of Seenimodera. Located 195 kilometres form the beautiful capital of Colombo and 35km east of Matara, is a pleasant fishing port situated on one of the finest and largest bays in the island, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef. You can arrive at this exquisite destination both by train and bus or hired transport within 4 to 5 hours. Exhibiting fine beaches which are good for swimming and more than reasonable for diving, Tangalle is a popular beach destination on the south coast. It is believed that the name is derived from ran-gala or golden rock, from a legend that tells of a time when a holy man once partook of a meal there, and the rock was turned to gold whilst further research also reveals that it means the “projecting rock”, because long ago the town was protected from the ocean by a long rocky slab that projected into the sea across the mouth of the bay.
Bird Researh Centre Hambantota - 15 minutes
Birds Park / Research Centre is a home to endemic and exotic birds with over 180 varieties and around 3200 birds. The park which is located in the Southern part of the island expands on a landscape of 35 acres and is dedicated to create awareness and interest in wild life and the Importance of Conservation of fauna and flora.
Dry Zone Botanical Gardens –Hambantota
Sri Lanka's first-ever botanical garden in the dry zone, soon to be the largest in the island, is now being developed at a 300-acre site at Mirijjawila, Hambantota. On the Suriyawewa-Hambantota Road, the Gardens is aimed at conserving the massive green patch and bio diversity in the area,is free.