Destination guide

The friendly city of Matara awaits you

The area's temples and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Matara. Well known for its seaside, surfing and beaches, this welcoming city won't disappoint. If you're looking for accommodations 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)

Where to stay around Matara?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 91 vacation rentals near Matara. From 15 Houses to 4 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Matara for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Matara?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 15 Houses in Matara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Matara include:

  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Matara?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 36 vacation rentals with pool available in Matara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.