Yala Villa located just 15 minutes from the Yala National Park entrance, is a new addition to this remote corner of the island. Opened in December 2010, the villa is ideal for a family or friends travelling together. Yala is located in the deep south and can be accessed via the south coast or the hill country. Tissamaharama, with its ancient temples and lotus-filled lakes as well as the sacred shrine of Kataragama is about 45 minutes from here. The Bundala bird sanctuary is 30 minutes away.