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Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa

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Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the clear waters of Hikkaduwa Beach, where you can discover school of colorful fish, large sea turtles, and multi-layered coral reefs. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to admire the sea life without getting wet. You can also rent a surfboard, take a few surfing lessons, and make the best of the strong currents. Diving enthusiasts usually come here for the four different shipwrecks and tiny islets surrounded by coral formations. The area boasts a strip of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several Buddhist temples. Our Hikkaduwa itinerary maker makes visiting Hikkaduwa Beach and other Hikkaduwa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The sea is very rough and almost all bars and restaurants there are closed during this period. Trincomalee, Arugam Bay and Mirissa are by far better options!
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  • It will be that I am Canary and I'm used to that beaches are clean, because hikkaduwa is a landfill. Not stop collecting plastic bottles and glass that their own country do not hesitate to shoot. Not this beach is worth nothing.
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  • Hikkaduwa Beach is the main attraction in Hikkaduwa. You can see the Corals when you get in to the water. different types of beautiful fishes also here with amazingly colorful coral reefs. the reef is...  more »

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Where to stay in Hikkaduwa

A popular tourist spot for swimming and surfing, Hikkaduwa offers a good selection of mid-range beach-oriented lodgings. Boutique-style luxury resorts, inexpensive guesthouses, and even beach huts will put you close to the water. A number of diving centers offer their own basic accommodations. For those wanting more privacy and tranquility, a number of hotels cluster around nearby Hikkaduwa Lake, with scenic views and serene balconies.
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