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Best Things To Do in Hikkaduwa

98 kilometres south of Colombo lies one of Sri Lanka’s best touristic destinations, Hikkaduwa. This coastal town is a fun-filled spot where tourists from all over the word come to enjoy great water adventures. The town has developed around the tourist economy and so visitors will find it rich in touristic comforts that add zest to a vacation. Hikkaduwa is the second best surf spot in Sri Lanka. The waves near the shore are high and mighty and a constant source of joy to professional surfers. But beginners can also enjoy the surfing action nearer the shore with the help of the surfing schools that operate on the beach. And if you are not eager to surf, the golden sands that cover the beach from end to end are wonderful places to simply soak in the sun and watch the surfing fun. Apart from surfing, the best things to do in Hikkaduwa are to explore the magnificent grounds for diving and snorkelling. The beautiful coral reef runs just offshore and is still populated by exotic fish and sea turtles which one can also enjoy by boating in glass-bottomed boats.

There is a small, privately owned Turtle Hatchery and Research Centre about 2 kilometres from Hikkaduwa. Of the best things to do in Hikkaduwa, you can visit the hatchery and witness the birth and the early lives of the turtles is a wonderful experience. Other attractions around the small town include Seenigama Vihara Temple, a sea-swept temple full of serenity and the sounds of lashing waves; Hikkaduwa Lake, and the Tsunami Photo Museum. A visit to the Hikkaduwa National Park, which houses a diverse variety of flora and fauna is also interesting. Witnessing a sunset on the Hikkaduwa beach is a magical experience too. These attractions add depth to the stay in Hikkaduwa and allow you to experience it in a comprehensive fashion. Spending a couple of days in this coastal town is a fun way to enjoy Sri Lanka.

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    About the Activity:Hikkaduwa is the perfect location to experience a perfect dive in Sri Lanka, the advanced open water dive package includes two adventure dives along with the gear.Explore the immense cargo holds of intact freighters such as the cargo wreck and WWI wrec...

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    About the Activity:Hikkaduwa is the perfect location to experience a perfect dive in Sri Lanka, the advanced open water dive package includes two adventure dives along with the gear.Explore the immense cargo holds of intact freighters such as the cargo wreck and WWI wrec...

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    About the Activity:The exciting tour of exploring south of Sri Lanka starts as you get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 07:30AM to go towards Galle and then onwards to Hikkaduwa.At Hikkaduwa, embark on a boat ride to see the marine life of the reefs.Ther...

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    About the Activity:Hikkaduwa is the perfect location to experience a perfect dive in Sri Lanka, the advanced open water dive package includes two adventure dives along with the gear.Explore the immense cargo holds of intact freighters such as the cargo wreck and WWI w...

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Hikkaduwa Beach

Even a 90 year old will feel young as he steps onto the beach of Hikkaduwa,98 kms from Colombo. The charm of the hippy mood will get into your blood, making you feel completely carefree. You will find predominantly young and independent travellers walking on the beach.

This beach is one of the lesser spoilt destinations in Sri Lanka which is why it is an ideal place for people who want to try something off beat. You will also find coral gardens which are considered to be one of the much appreciated beauty of these beaches which was once completely eroded due to tsunami.



Highlights: The beach should be ideally visited during the Hikkaduwa beach fest which usually takes place during the month of July and August. This fest is conducted in an attempt to revive the charm of hippy culture. Surfing, diving and snorkelling are some of the other attractions which the beach offers.

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