Welcome to Hikkaduwa

Welcome to Hikkaduwa!

Ayubowan – Welcome to Hikkaduwa!

Hikkaduwa has been the most popular beach town in Sri Lanka since the 70´s. And it still has a sense of its hippie-hangout past.

Today Hikkaduwa is a popular place for sun seekers, surfers, divers, backpackers and pensioners.

You will find a good mix of luxury accommodations and a variety of dining opportunities.

Hikkaduwa has something for everyone!

Three different parts of the beach gives a variety of activities.

The main Hikkaduwa Beach (to the north) is excellent for swimming and snorkelling year- round. It is famous for the friendly turtles that grace its shallow waters every day.

You will find several quality dive schools, that can take licensed divers out for wreck diving and amazing deep dives.

turtle Hikkaduwa
– Snorkling or diving in Hikkaduwa –

The areas called Wevala and Narigama are considered to be one of the finest places in the country for surfing. This area also has a vibrant night life and charming shops selling everything from traditional hand crafts to tailor made surf shorts.

Hikkaduwa narigama beach Sri Lanka
– Surf´s up! –

The southern part of Hikkaduwa, still has a feel of untouched beauty.

This area is less developed, and the beach is wide and unspoilt. You will find some new, quality hotels in this area.

At Ease Beach Hotel Hikkaduwa
– Peaceful in the southern part of Hikkaduwa –

A perfect base to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka

After the opening of the new Highway, the travel time from the airport to Hikkaduwa is only an hour and a half by car.

You can also travel budget friendly by bus or train. (The main train line Colombo – Matara stops in Hikkaduwa.)

There are countless activities, sightseeing and tours in- and around Hikkaduwa.

From you base here, you can easily arrange all your travel needs. Rent a scooter to explore the inland jungle by yourself or use the local version of taxi – the tuktuk. For most comfort, arrange transport with a private car and driver. This is really affordable in Sri Lanka.

Norlanka Travels Driver Hikkaduwa

When to visit:

The high season in Hikkaduwa is from November to April. That is the best time for surfing and swimming in the sea. However, you can enjoy this beach town year-round.

Read more in THIS blog post.

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