Once you land in Sri Lanka at the Katunayake International Airport, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka can be reached within two hours via the Southern Expressway. It is a city of vibrant nightlife, water activities, and magnificent exploration opportunities. Make sure you check out popular travel sites such as Truly Sri Lanka before you begin your Sri Lankan tour of the coasts.
The best of Hikkaduwa tourist attractions, this bustling strip of beach, is a thriving hotspot for fabulous water sports and pulsating night time activity to keep the tourists engaged. November to April is the best time for those who come here for a surfing adventure.
Located just two kilometres north from Hikkaduwa is the SeenigamaViharaya; this is one of the few temples in Sri Lanka where victims of injustice can seek retribution by employing curses via a specially prepared oil out of chilli and pepper. For a truly Sri Lankan experience, make sure you visit this temple that is perched on its own island.
Hikkaduwa Coral Gardens
Lying several hundred metres off the coast from Hikkaduwa Beach is its thriving coral sanctuary. Visitors to this majestic destination can either snorkel or hire a glass-bottomed boat to witness over seventy varieties of multi-coloured corals.
Sea Turtle Hatchery
A must-visit in Hikkaduwa, the Sea Turtle Hatchery houses a series of tanks that are allocated for different species of turtles, accompanied by signboards featuring bits of information on each animal. There is also a sandy area near the entrance where turtle eggs are hatched.