Glass bottom boat rides are most famous in Hikkaduwa, mainly because of its gorgeous coral reefs and underwater sea life. Turtles are also another wonderful species that can be viewed on the beaches of Hikkaduwa.
Where can you find them?
Get on to the beach and keep walking forward till you reach the left end of the beach. Here you will find many sea turtles of different ages and sizes. Some over a meter long and over 50 years old! You could even go snorkeling and view them near the rocky beach area
Laying of Eggs
February is the time of year where mummy turtles come ashore to lay their eggs before they disappear off-shore after covering their eggs with sand. After a period of 2-3 weeks the baby turtles hatch and run into the water to join their mummies.
Early morning is the best time to visit the shore as they will most likely be feeding on some sea-weed after a busy night of laying eggs. The earlier the better. You should remember to respect these historic sea creatures and not cause them any harm. Pictures are allowed but harassing them or causing them any discomfort is a definite no-no!
Where to stay
Hikkaduwa beach is lined with many good resorts to stay at, Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon is one of them. Enjoy the comforts of luxury and easy access to the turtle area at one of the best Hikkaduwa hotels in the vicinity.
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