What to see in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka offers a multitude of experiences for visitors. You can explore its wonders during your volunteering experience or extend your stay to create your own itinerary.

Today we leave you with some must-sees in Sri Lanka that you can’t miss if you travel there. Did you know that Sri Lanka, due to its location, is known as the ‘Teardrop of India’?


This country stands out for its endless beaches, cultural heritage, landscapes, affordable prices, tasty food, and much more…

And although the options for activities are endless, here are some ideas:


It’s one of the most iconic places, you’ve probably seen it in photos. It consists of an ancient fortress and garden complex located atop a nearly 400-meter-high rock. It’s also known as the ‘Lion Rock,’ and at the top, you’ll find the ruins of King Kasyapa’s palace.

Yala National Park” or “Minneriya National Park

The former offers you the opportunity to see leopards in the wild, although they are not very common and sometimes it’s challenging. This national park is the largest in Sri Lanka. The latter is also very popular, especially for the large number of elephants you can see.


It’s a beautiful village surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes, tea plantations, waterfalls, and a very popular destination for hiking and relaxation in nature. There are some routes for you to be amazed by its surroundings. To get here, and surely you’ve seen it in videos or photos, there is one of the most beautiful train journeys you will have ever seen.



Kandy is a city in the heart of Sri Lanka where you’ll find the Temple of the Tooth, one of the most sacred places of Buddhism in the country, as it houses a revered relic: the tooth of Buddha. The city also has other temples like Vishnu or Pattini, and monasteries like Asigiriyacon and Malwata. It’s also a site with a lot of cultural richness, and you can enjoy dance performances, walks by the lake, visit the botanical garden, and go on excursions to nearby mountains.


Almost all the beaches that surround its coasts are incredible, but the most popular ones are: Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Arugam Bay, and Tangalle.

Unawatuna is known for its golden sand and calm waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Also famous for its atmosphere and its quiet bars in the surroundings.

Mirissa is ideal for surfers and also for whale watching. Its sunsets are incredible, and it has a vibrant nightlife.

Hikkaduwa is famous for its coral reefs, so it’s a perfect place for diving and snorkeling. It also has a festive atmosphere.

Arugam Bay is also for surf lovers; its waves are impressive. The surroundings are ideal for enjoying local food.

Tangalle is perfect for those seeking serenity and calmness; its long stretches of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters are authentic natural paradises.

What else would you add to this list of must-visit places in Sri Lanka?

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact cristina@cooperatingvolunteers.com so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.