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Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa is located in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, in the Galle District. Its proximity to the much bigger city of Galle makes it easy to access from most points in Sri Lanka either by car or rail. The Hikkaduwa Railway Station is located near the beach, with many hotels scattered around the area.

Hikkaduwa is something of a surfer’s paradise, boasting one of the best surfing locations in Sri Lanka. Because of this reputation, Hikkaduwa Beach can sometimes be crowded, but for the most part it is a serene area, perfect for kicking back on the sand to watch the waves. For those so-inclined, there’s plenty of nightlife and entertainment as well.

There are plenty of opportunities to scuba or snorkel in Hikkaduwa. The Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary is very popular among visitors to this area, as it one of the most extensive varieties of corals in the area. Most of the hotels in Hikkaduwa will help guests arrange these tours with local diving companies, so planning ahead is best course of action.

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