Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa

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Stop off at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa to meet the little critters born and raised at this conservation center. Marked by a number of colorful turtle murals on the outside wall, this beachside facility aims to protect populations of olive ridley, leatherback, green, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles. The center includes a sandy area where the turtles hatch under small hills, and multiple tanks where you can see the variety of species swimming around. You even get the chance to release some of the infants back into the wild. For Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa and beyond, use our Hikkaduwa travel planning tool to get the most from your Hikkaduwa vacation.
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  • We visited the turtle hatchery yesterday and we learnt so much about these amazing ocean creatures. The tour was great to learn about marine life and how they take so much care of the sea turtles  more »
  • We had luck to have guide about this place from its owner. It is very great work to save turtles. Do not miss your chance to tip this guys. We touched baby turtles.  more »
  • It’s okay, probably not what I was expecting as it seemed to be getting sold everywhere. It’s a good cause as it helps wounded turtles etc. If you’re in hikkaduwa it’s worth a visit as it’s close but ...  more »

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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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