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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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  • We visited the hatchery on our way from Ella to Hikkaduwa, it was a nice stop. We learned quite a few new facts about turtles and their life. Hatchery takes care of turtles' eggs, as well as of adult ...  more »
  • Nice to see bigger and smaller turtles. Good to visit with kids and on days it is too hot for the beach or raining  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit , especially good to see baby turtles being released to the sea. Friendly, informative staff and well worth the entry fee. Consider a donation too, to help with running costs.  more »