5 reasons to visit Hikkaduwa

5 reasons to visit Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa has so much to offer for tourists. Here you will find the top 5 reasons to visit Hikkaduwa.

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Surfers love to visit Sri Lanka

There are several different surf spots just off the beach in Hikkaduwa.

Some areas are better for more experienced surfers. Also beginners can have tons of fun in the waves in Hikkaduwa.

If you are new to surfing, you can get a surf instructor to teach you the basic. A surf lesson is affordable, and will increase your chance to get up standing on the board.

Swim with turtles in Hikkaduwa!

This is definitely one of the top reasons why people want to visit Hikkaduwa. Giant sea turtles hang around in the shallow waters just off the beach here – year round.

You can see them when diving, snorkling, swimming – or even from land at some parts of the beach.

You will soon find more information about WHERE to see the turtles in another blog post.

turtle Hikkaduwa

Another reason to visit: only 1,5 hours from the airport to Hikkaduwa.

Of course you don´t want to spend to much time in a car on your holiday.

Only 1,5 hours from you exit the airport, you can find yourself with bare feet in the sand in Hikkaduwa Beach.

That is a good reason to choose Hikkaduwa as your travel destination.

Hikkaduwa is also a good base to explore Sri Lanka further. It is easy to connect to the route further down south, or up to the highland, Ella, Nuwara Eliya etc.

Safari with elephants in Udawalawe National Park is only 2,5 hours away from Hikkaduwa.

Reason 4 to visit Hikkaduwa:

The southern coast has a warm, comfortable climate year round.

The temperature in Hikkaduwa is always between 26 to 32 degrees celcius. With a comfortable sea breeze, it usually does not feel too warm.

The sea also have a temperature around 27 degrees. No wetsuit needed for surfing in these waters!

Do you want to know more about the climate and seasons in Hikkaduwa?

  • Check out this blogpost:
The best time to visit Hikkaduwa

Last, but not least: the friendly, lively vibe.

In Hikkaduwa you will feel welcome!

It is place where you can get to know the Sri Lankan culture, while at the same time connect with other travellers from all over the world.

If you prefer a relaxing holiday, or want to party all night long. You will find both options here in different parts of the beach.

Hope to see you soon!

Hikkaduwa Beach lively

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