Situated 150 kms north of the capital Colombo (Bandaranayake International Airport liesen route, 45 Kms away from Colombo) the Kalpitiya peninsular separates the Puttalm lagoon from the Indian ocean in the Western province of Sri Lanka, and is one of the most beautiful costal areas in the island boasting stunning beaches.

The Kalpitiya region is a marine sanctuary with diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs to flat coastal plains, Saltpans, mangrove swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches. Alankuda beach resort is situated a mere 20 kms away after the turn-off to the Kalpitiya peninsular from the Puttalam trunk road.