Unawatuna is very famous among tourists for the opportunities of scuba diving and snorkeling provided to them. The coral reef covered sea near Unawatuna lets traveler discover beautiful fishes and sea shells. There are enough diving centers in Unawatuna that can provide training and equipment for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Tourists can enjoy swimming in the waters of Unawatuna, as the beach is quiet safe. There are also boat rides available for travelers.
Jungle beach is a nice beach surrounded by Jungle that is located about 3 kms from Unawatuna. Jungle beach provides unique opportunity to tourists who are interested in snorkeling, as the waves here are not strong and perfect for diving and snorkeling.
Turtle Hatchery, is a small Turtle eggs conservation project, that is managed by local population to conserve the eggs laid along the beach. Turtle Hatchery is located in the area called Habaraduwa around 3 km south of Unawatuna.
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, located in Yatagala is a very old Buddhist temple that was built by the royal kings Devanam Piyatissa.
Mangrove Sanctuary is a small area with mangrove forest that is not that well developed for tourists. Travellers have a long haul in Unawatuna can take out some time to visit this natural habitat.