Sea Turtle Protection Association, Bentota

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Meet some of the temporary residents at Sea Turtle Protection Association, an important conservation project located in a scenic coastal spot. Learn about the challenges facing the various species of sea turtle on the island, and the efforts of conservation projects such as this to replenish populations and raise awareness. See the sand areas where the turtles hatch and stay in the dark during their first weeks, and observe their movements and behaviors in one of the vast tanks that they reside in until it's time for their reintroduction to the wild. Plan to see Sea Turtle Protection Association and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bentota trip maker app .
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  • This project is staffed by genuine lovers of sealife that is endangered. From the time you entered the property, there were informative guides to tell you all about the conservation of the sea turtle....  more »
  • We didn't quite know what to expect on this visit. But we were very glad that we made this visit - getting to know the amazing work that is being done to protect the species. Also a great opportunity ...  more »
  • Small conservation project, run with commitment and passion. More handling of the turtles than we would normally see in UK, but felt relaxed and controlled. Lovely visit - well worth it  more »

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Most of the accommodations in Bentota lie close to the beach and the railroad track running parallel to the seashore. Luxury resorts spill out onto the beaches of the coast, while a few simpler, squat hotels sit alongside them, providing fewer facilities, but still right on the beach, and close to the main restaurants and bars of the town. Look inland for a few quieter options, including rental villas, eco-lodges, and guesthouses, hidden along the streets that wind through the rural areas.
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