Destination guide

The friendly city of Matara awaits you

The area's temples and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Matara. Well known for its seaside, surfing and beaches, this welcoming city won't disappoint. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Matara

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Matara is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Polhena Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Mirissa Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Dickwella Beach (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Hiriketiya Beach (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Godellawela Beach (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Koggala Lake (15.5 mi / 25 km)

How many holiday rentals are available around Matara?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 122 holiday lettings around Matara. From 62 villas to 35 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Matara? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Matara. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Our Lady of Matara Shrine: 183 holiday lettings
  • Star Fort: 187 holiday lettings
  • Dickwella Beach: 114 holiday lettings
  • Mihiripenna Beach: 596 holiday lettings
  • Tangalle Lighthouse: 48 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Matara listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Matara?

Yes, of course. offers 62 Villas in Matara. Our other popular types of Matara holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 35 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Matara?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 40 holiday homes with pool available in Matara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.