Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean.
Out Of 80 species of cetaceans observed and identified worldwide, 26 are found in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, which we can see around Mirissa Sea Area.
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Which you can reach within 2 -3 hours of travel from Mirissa.
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka.Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu it was one of the first two national parks in Southern Sri Lanka which you can reach within 2 -3 hours of travel from Mirissa.