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Cost of living in Sri Lanka

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The choice is yours. Eat local or eat international. You can stay at an AmanResort and spend up to US$600 a day or a backpackers hostel and pay US$30 a day. We believe that out of all resorts in Sri Lanka Talalla Retreat offers the best value for money and the coolest accommodation available.

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Undiscovered Surf Spot

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Australian surfers of Talalla have discovered a great big wave surf spot about 15 minutes from the resort. Clearly the wave gets very big and is very powerful, thus for advanced surfers only. The wave is an A-Frame and needs the right conditions; otherwise it is only a big drop with two or three turns. When the conditions are right this wave reaches 6-8 feet plus Australian measurement. In these conditions, up to 8 good turns are possible on this massive wave. We guess its size and the fact that nobody knows about it makes it a rare object for…

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Religion in Sri Lanka

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There are many and varied, but all spectacularly colourful, religious and cultural festivals all year round. Be immersed in Buddhist culture at one of the Perahera's around the country, visit sacred Kataragama or ascend Adam's Peak with the Pilgrims at dawn. Right next door to Talalla Retreat, the Rev K Upali is a wonderful source of information about the beauty and peace of the Buddhist faith. You can learn more about him here. For a full roll call of religious festivals and events, we suggest you visit http://www.srilanka.tourism-asia.net/festivals-in-sri-lanka.html Sri Lanka supports a diverse cultural and religious population. Different faiths live harmoniously...
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Experience our yoga shala’s magic

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Practicing yoga with nature…. Here at Talalla Retreat we are dedicated to our yoga practice. We have two separate outdoor yoga shala’s to maximize our capacity to practice. Both of our yoga pavilions are large spacious open air custom built studio’s , cooled by sea breezes and overlooks lush tropical grounds. The main Yoga Shala is one of the largest yoga spaces in Asia and was created to accommodate classes of up to 45 participants. Our second ‘mini’ shala is used to hold our daily yoga sessions while the main shala is occupied by international retreat groups. Practicing within this outdoor Yoga…

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Weather in Southern Sri Lanka

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The weather averages 27c and only gets chilly in the mountains. In the south where Talalla Retreat is located the temperature rarely rises above 35c. There are two distinct monsoon seasons – in the Northeast, the season runs from is December to March and in the Southwest from May to October. However, whilst the rain is regular and plentiful it only lasts for an hour or so each day so the monsoon is actually quite a pleasant time to be here. The good news is that southern Sri Lanka is enjoyable to visitors all year round. Even monsoon times are…

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Top Surfing Destinations 2010 – Sri Lanka

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For a very long time, the political dispute between the Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan army made visiting parts of Sri Lanka a risky proposition. But the end of the war in early 2009 has finally enhanced the security situation and opened up new opportunities for visitors and tourists who come to Sri Lanka. The coast line is also getting back into its original beauty after the tsunami in 2004. Meaning right now is the best time to experience a range fun waves in the 3 to 7 feet range, on sandy and reef bottom for beginners and advanced…

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Surfing in Sri Lanka

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The southern tip of Sri Lanka, where Talalla is located, offers a wide range of surf spots suitable to beginners and more advanced surfers alike. We will find you a surf spot that suits your individual level. Wave checks along the southern tip of the coast are performed twice a day (usually early mornings and afternoons). Surf’s up at Talalla.. we invite you to join us in paradise, for the ultimate surf retreat experience.   Surfing retreats at Talalla: Why not enjoy one of our surfing packages at Talalla Retreat? With our fully qualified surf instructors, we offer you an all inclusive package…

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