Pothuvil, also spelt Pottuvil, is a coastal town in southeastern Sri Lanka. It is situated 4 km north of the popular tourist destination Arugam Bay and belongs to the tourist area of Arugam, which is popular with surfers. Two surfbreaks, Pothuvil Point and Whisky Point, are just north of the town. The only 5-star hotel of the Arugam region, Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing, is located close-by. Sri Lanka’s largest dune field stretches from Pothuvil Point to the Arugam Lagoon 5 km further south. It partly covers the ancient site known as Muhudu Maha Viharaya. An image house with 3 Buddhist statues in situ can still be seen close to the dunes.