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. Before you head to Hikkaduwa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hikkaduwa vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Hikkaduwa has to offer, including Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa.
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  • It is very nice to to see the various small and large turtles. There was a good explanation and then we were allowed to even small release in sea turtles, very cute!
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  • Amazing experience. The guy who looks after the turtles is so passionate about that he does and you even get to hold the turtles.  more »
  • Lovely little place where my daughter enjoyed meeting the turtles. We had a lady who walked us through the various types. We got to hold the small ones and thoroughly enjoyed it.  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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