Panama Tank

Panama Tank, also known as Crocodile Point, is a lush, green wonderland of sorts! The ride to Panama Tank from Arugam Bay is short, lasting about 20 minutes overall, but the short drive will take you through numerous sceneries, all of which are quite Instagram-worthy.

After having driven through tranquil rural villages, and past the sea and forests you have finally find yourself at Panama Tank. Here you’ll realise that the name Crocodile Point is quite apt as you can see dozens of these quick-and-deadly predators lounging about in the distance. These age-old living fossils are best left alone, but they do make for an interesting viewing experience.

Sri Lanka has quite a history with crocodiles. In 2016, Sri Lankans managed to rescue a crocodile in Matara that was stuck in a canal. This croc was soon acknowledged as one of the largest crocodiles recorded in the world!

Additionally, Panama Tank is also a great place to spot some rare birds, quite possibly due to the neighbouring bird sanctuary. They usually roost in the clusters of greenery that erupt from the tank, but many of them often circle the forests as well!