The vibrant and unspoiled fishing town of Kalpitiya is the perfect area to get on a bicycle and explore at a leisurely pace. It is the easiest way to discover all the wonders that adorn this fishing and farming village. The town was once an important fortified trading port and has an interesting mix of historic buildings to explore, the remnants from its colonial past. Visit the Dutch Fort, Old Dutch Church and stop by the friendly fishermen and learn how they mend their nets and catch fish. Breeze past the gorgeous mangroves and take in their natural beauty and enjoy the sight of palm-thatched roof huts in the fishing village and watch out for herds of wild asses that are common around Kalpitiya.