It is now developing as an attractive tourist destination. Alankuda is a stretch of beach in Kalpitiya that is home to popular beach hotels in the area. The beach is a starting point for off-shore whale watching and dolphin watching in Kalpitiya and offers various water related activities. Dolphins and kitesurfing are what bring people to the Kalpitiya peninsula. Schools of dolphins hundreds strong can often be seen jostling and playing in the offshore waters and boat safaris offer close-up views of these aquatic mammals. Meanwhile, for those who want to act like a dolphin dancing through the waves, Kalpitiya, with its near constant strong winds, is widely considered to have the best kitesurfing conditions in South Asia.