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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  • August 17, 2017
    Friendly management, the many small turtles are really very lovely. It was interesting to see, but more than 1 hour, you do not need this...
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  • August 17, 2017
    The turtle hatchery is very informative and run with great consideration to conservation. It is an important educative experience. The turtles are at different stages in their respective tanks in orde...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This was a great little place , they seem to be passionate about saving/caring for the turtles there and we learnt a lot. We released 8 little turtles into the sea and was a very touching experience, ...  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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