Bentota is active coastal town situated about 1.5 hours drive from Colombo. The name Bentota, comes from a mythical story which dates back to the reign of the Sri Lankan kings and is based on a saying that a demon named Bem ruled this river which runs through the town of Bentota.
The town is a popular beach destination haunt for both locals and foreigners alike. Visitors holidaying in Bentota can enjoy the Beach life Sri Lanka has to offer and experience local arts & crafts which have flourished due to this constant flow of visitors.
Bentota is a buzzing little town with a variety of hotels to choose from.