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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Just passing by decided to go see and this farm. Nothing interesting, a waste of time and money. several small pools and the same turtles. For people before seeing these creatures, I do not advise.
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  • This place is run by the brothers of the original owner (who died in the Indian Ocean tsunami). Although turtles are protected by law, there's a great deal of poaching and illegal sale of turtle eggs....  more »
  • On a recent holiday to Hikkaduwa I had the pleasure of visiting this gem! I got a tuctuc from my hotel to the hatchery where the driver kindly offered to wait and then bring me to the nearby tsunami m...  more »