Hikkaduwa Beach is one of the most popular resorts in Sri Lanka since the 1970s. Hikka fully envelops you with a developed resort atmosphere. A wide choice of accommodation from cheap guest rooms to 5 stars; a variety of small cafes; exotic restaurants; beach clubs; shopping benches with souvenirs and fruits.
You can get to Hikkaduwa from the airport by car for 2 hours along the southern expressway (from Colombo about 110 km). The best time to travel is the winter season from November to April. At this time, the beaches and the weather are beautiful, and the waves of the ocean are more calm. Beach parties spend a lot, especially on weekends.
The coast of Hikkaduwa from the north is protected by a coral reef with a curved bay, where you can enjoy the view of hundreds fishing boats. Do not miss the opportunity to buy fresh fish early in the morning from local fishermen and cook it in any cafe on the Lanka recipe.
Wide beaches with a waves from small to higher in Hikka attract a significant number of surfers, especially beginners. Therefore, here you will find everything that accompanies the surfer: boards, schools and friends in spirit.
Coral gardens with colorful sea inhabitants are a paradise for those who like to dive with scuba. The sea is inhabited by morays, barracudas, sharks, rays and many colorful coral fish. A submarine picture of the exotic Indian Ocean is adorned with wreckages.
If you swim in the morning, the company you can make a giant turtles, which naturally do not really like pestering and try to clumsqily shove off from annoying tourists. To know more about turtles you can visiting Sea Turtle Hatchery & Rescue Center not far from Hikka.
With products of folk art you can meet at every corner. Everywhere offer jewelry, gems (sapphires, rubies, emeralds, etc.), batik, masks and much more. You certainly will not be disappointed by the variety and color of local shopping.
After resting on the beach, in Hikkaduwa you can visit the delightful temples and admire the picturesque freshwater lake. Nearby you can go to the historic city of Galle, where in the fortress area between historical architecture monuments you will find many chic boutiques, shops and restaurants.
Well, lovers of extreme recreation can go to Kitulgala for the best rafting in Sri Lanka along the fast river Kelani. Rafting class 2/3 is great for beginners, and there is the possibility of canyoning.
If you can wake up at 4 am, you will be able to turn around for a day and visit the amazing tropical forest of Sinharaja – one of the rarest sanctuary in the world. Trails through the forest allow you to observe giant ferns, carnivorous plants and huge creepers.
In the summer season from May to October in Hikkaduwa there is a decline in the number of visitors, as surfers move to the Arugam Bay on the east coast. And lovers of snorkeling and diving are sent to such resorts as Nilaveli and Pasikuda.
In Hikka everyone can find what to like, and get an unforgettable experience of Sri Lanka.