The beaches of Sri Lanka is said to be one of the most preferred travel destinations for European travelers during the cold winter months. Some swear to the wisdom of making that trip right on Christmas Day to enjoy not only the best price for airplane fare and accommodation costs. The comparatively peaceful and quiet travel conditions during a day when all the rest are enjoying their Christmases at home is said to be the primary advantage of spending a warm Christmas Day in Sri Lanka.
Why Sri Lanka?
And why not? Sri Lanka has several world class travel spots that makes it an ideal destination for travelers avoiding the harsh cold temperature from their places of origin. The country offers at least three main coastal regions for the perfect time in the sun: the West Coast, South Coast, and the East Coast. These places are homes from to the most touristy resorts and accommodation to the lesser-developed spots that still exude their own magic.
Special places of interest include Negombo, Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Trincomalee and Batticaloa, among many. Most facilities have been extensively westernized but the surrounding area remains unmistakably Sri Lankan. The beach is always the most preferred destination by sun-hungry tourists.
Christmas in Sri Lanka
Even if a mere 7% constitutes the entire Christian population that can be found in Sri Lanka, Christmas is still celebrated in this predominantly Buddhist country. The presence of Catholics in Sri Lanka is not very surprising especially since it was formerly under Portuguese rule. Streets and shopping centers are decorated for the Christmas that officially starts on December 1 in Sri Lanka.
With the Christmas feel very evident in the country, western travelers will still have the chance to feel the spirit in a faraway land. Going to Sri Lanka may just be that one near-perfect vacation to take even when its Christmas. The main point in going to Sri Lanka on Christmas Day is to get a totally new experience at less cost and less crowd.
Originally posted on December 17, 2013 @ 1:27 am