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Hikkaduwa

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Hikkkaduwa Beach ResortHikkaduwa, considered most developed beach resort in Sri Lanka is an ideal place for relaxation in Sri Lanka and particularly popular among western tourists. The place has wonderful waves both for learners and good surfers. The place offers more than 18 locations for great scuba diving and sea adventures. Glass-bottomed boats are available for providing view of underwater beauty. You can enjoy coral sanctuary by indulging in snorekelling. You can also indulge in several other water sports and activities. People interested in diving can avail complete diving facilities. Few tourists in Hikkaduwa fail to watch the beautiful sunset where a dazzling show of colors illuminates the sky! Surfing, snorekelling and sun-bathing are most popular activities on this beach.

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Hikkaduwa has string of accommodation, nice restaurants and relaxing cafe-lined beaches. If you want to take back keepsakes or gifts for friends and family, you can shop in handicraft shops catering to your every demand. You can also visit a Buddhist temple and a neighborhood lake having abundant birdlife. One can also enjoy vibrant nightlife here. The day can be enjoyed indulging in various sports activities and nights can be used for eating delicious fresh seafood.

Narigama and Thiranagama, located south of the city, are known for sailing.

Location
Hikkaduwa beach is located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, about 20km to the north-west of Galle. The beach resort destination is on the way from Colombo to Galle on the famous Galle road.

Transport & Accommodation
You can bus/train/car for Hikkaduwa. As for accommodation best places for residing are in area called Wewala, 3km off railway station/bus stand.

Apparels as Souvenirs
Hikkaduwa has got number of tailors. Several families who lost their everything in 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami were given sewing machines as help to earn their livelihood. These people use the machines to make customised apparel for their customers.

As Surfing Destination
Qualities of Hikkaduwas as surfing destination are segregated as below:

Wave Quality Good
Experience All kind of surfers
Public Access Yes
Sea Bottom Reef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Week Crowd Crowded
Week-end Crowd Ultra Crowded


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