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UCPA Kalpitya

Instead of having a purpose built UCPA centre, in ​Kalpitiya UCPA use Kitesurf Lanka. On the Kalpitiya peninsula, the UCPA site is located between the sea and the Puttalam lagoon, in the heart of a coconut plantation. 

The UCPA site in Kalpitiya offers a chilled and relaxed atmosphere on the private beach, in the gardens, in hammocks or outdoor sofas. You can also take advantage of the various spaces, such as the swimming pool, games area and of course the bar under the coconut trees. 

 

Rooms

At Kitesurf Lanka, you are accommodated in comfortable bungalows for 2 to 4 people, with a bathroom and private terrace overlooking the lagoon.

Dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at Kitesurf Lanka. Most meals have fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fresh fish bought in by fishermen everyday, there is an international buffet but more importantly lots of local delicacies. Sri Lankan food is fresh, lighter than Indian curries and so varied, so do try to taste as much of the local food as you can! We would highly recommend Kottu rotti, it’s basically a stir-fry which originated as a simple way of dealing with leftovers. Featuring pieces of roti (bread) mixed together with finely shredded vegetables or pieces of meat, soya sauce, spices, ginger and garlic, on a flat iron skillet using two metal cleavers with wooden handles. It doesn’t sound like much, but it is honestly delicious! Alcohol and soft drinks will be at an extra cost. 

Please inform us of any dietary requirements beforehand (e.g. allergies).

Difference to 'standard' UCPA trips

UCPA Planete, worldwide resorts, is a product that has been created by UCPA, but as they are not hosted in UCPA specific centres so they can be very different.

  • Trips are usually hosted by a hotel, so you will not necessarily be sharing with others and may have your own room (please check rooming above). 
  • All meals are included, but they are not necessarily buffet style within the hotel, they may be at other restaurants around the resorts. A great opportunity to soak in evening atmosphere and try different cuisines!
  • There may be non-UCPA clients in the hotel that you are staying in. UCPA will have a select number of rooms within the hotel. 
  • As these are new products to us, we do not have as many UK clients travelling to these destinations yet, but they have been running for a few years now and starting to gain popularity very quickly amongst UCPA fans. This may however mean that there are not as many English speaking travellers in these destinations, but as always, basic English is required of staff and instructors. 
  • Hotel dependent, but UCPA do not always provide evening entertainment so this may be down to you and your course group to arrange your evening activities.

History

UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors.It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres.

The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.

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