Boossa is a small beach town located in Galle district of southern Sri Lanka and unlike the other parts of this coastal belt, it is a beach town which is extremely laid back and rather less explored. If you’re looking for an offbeat experience, then Boossa is the place for you.
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Stay in a cabana at Boossa
The best way to experience this tiny beach town is a cabana stay. All along the beach, you’ll find plenty of cabanas offering beach stays which are extremely affordable and very basic at the same time. Most of the sea-facing cabanas have just a small area to keep your backpack. They also are without fans since their compact setup leaves no space for a fan or bathroom.
Go for a swim
Just like the rest of the beaches, it’s a great place to catch some waves and go for a swim in the Indian Ocean. The best time to go swimming is in the morning and afternoon just before sundown. It’s a great place to body surf.
Breakfast with a view
Yes, Boossa is that kind of a place where you wake up from your cabana and go straight to the seaside shack for your breakfast. When you’re so close to the ocean, it’s just the best way to start your day. Eating your first meal staring into the ocean, watching the waves come and go is idyllic.
The pizza made in Boosa is different as compared to the regular ones. The base is more spongy and the tomato sauce used is a lot richer. Boosa is a town that sleeps early, so getting a pizza back works as a perfect night snack if you’re the kind who gets hungry very often.
Since the town goes to sleep very early, it’s the perfect place to head out for a night walk. The place is extremely safe and if you’re bored of sitting in the cafe, then a night walk is perfect for you.
Read a book
So the best way to beat the afternoon heat, is to grab a book if you’re carrying one, or to take one from the cafe that you’re staying at and start reading. The simple and most effective way to kill time and gain some knowledge while you wait for the afternoon head to reduce.
Have a beer to cool off
Beach and beer are two things that will always go hand in hand. So while chilling at Boossa, grab a beer, read your book and cool off, while the afternoon heat tries to get the better of you.
Swing from a coconut tree
Nearly all the coconut trees which are inside the compound of the cafe will have tyre tubes attached to a rope. These make perfect swings which will give you an ideal photo or boomerang for your Instagram feed or story post. Even if you don’t want a picture, it’s an extremely fun activity and is totally worth trying out.
Eat some fruits
While you stay so close to the beach, you’ll always tend to feel very dehydrated and the single best way to get some energy is to eat some fruits daily. The best part about Sri Lanka is that you don’t have to look too far to find a fruit stall. Getting a watermelon and some bananas are the best way to keep your body hydrated and energised
Stay a couple of nights
It’s not always that you will get a chance to experience living in a beach cabana and waking up looking straight at the Indian Ocean. It’s always advisable to stay a couple of nights to allow that feeling to sink in and to get a complete feel of the beach vibe.
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