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Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary – A Marine Wonderland

The island of Sri Lanka is home to many natural wonders, and there’s a fair share to be experienced beneath the waters. One ideal place to do so, is the Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary.

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Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa, or ‘Hikka’ as it is usually referred to, is one of the most popular coastal areas of Sri Lanka. It is a renowned place for beach parties, EDM events and a surfing destination.
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Hikkaduwa, or ‘Hikka’ as it is usually referred to, is one of the most popular coastal areas of Sri Lanka. It is a renowned place for beach parties, EDM events and a surfing destination.

The Coral Sanctuary

The Hikkaduwa National Park is one of three such parks within the island, and features a thriving coral reef located off the coast. There’s wonder in abundance here, so if you’re staying at a nearby resort such as Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, a visit to this sanctuary is definitely worth a shot.
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The Hikkaduwa National Park is one of three such parks within the island, and features a thriving coral reef located off the coast. There’s wonder in abundance here, so if you’re staying at a nearby resort such as Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, a visit to this sanctuary is definitely worth a shot.

The Experience

Visitors to the park can rent snorkelling gear for about 600LKR for two hours. More ambitious and seasoned visitors can opt to embark on a scuba-diving experience to gain maximum thrills.
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Visitors to the park can rent snorkelling gear for about 600LKR for two hours. More ambitious and seasoned visitors can opt to embark on a scuba-diving experience to gain maximum thrills.

Endangered Creatures

Hawksbill Turtles are now critically endangered yet can be found without too much difficulty around the waters of Hikkaduwa. On a trip to this marine sanctuary you can witness these majestic creatures and many more.
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Hawksbill Turtles are now critically endangered yet can be found without too much difficulty around the waters of Hikkaduwa. On a trip to this marine sanctuary you can witness these majestic creatures and many more.

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