Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and corals. It is a suburb of Galle, about 5 kilometers southeast to the city center and approximately 108 kilometers south of Colombo. Can be reached by the Colombo-Galle (A2) main Motor road, the Southern Expressway as well as by the southern Railway line that presently runs from Colombo to Matara via Galle.
Unawatuna too is fringed by lush groves of coconut palm trees. However it has a rare geographical occurrence: on either end of the bay you can see headlands. At Unawatuna , with a bit of luck the tourists may witness turtles laying eggs along the shore. Diving also affords the opportunity to enjoy the sight of these magnificent sea turtles swimming around in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Jungle Beach, (4 km from Unawatuna ) is a small stretch of beach with the forest right behind it. An ideal beach to enjoy some snorkelling, it can be accessed from the Unawatuna beach by Boat.A minor road too leads to the Jungle beach from Unawatuna. The Yatagala Rajamaha Viharaya, one of the oldest rock temples of Sri Lanka can be reached from the Unawatuna - Hinatigala road. The rock temple was believed to have been built about 2300 years ago. A hatchery is located about 3 km south of Unawatuna. The hatchery conserves turtle eggs laid on the wide long beach by the Hawksbill, loggerhead and green turtles.