Tangalle is located approx. 214 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and it will be approx. 2 hours and 50 minutes driving time via the Southern Expy/E01. Tangalle is a large town in Hambantota District, Southern Province.
The name Tangalle means "projected rock" in Sinhala, As the name suggests, there are many rocky outcrops on the vast sandy beaches of Tangalle.