5 Places for Turtle Watching in Sri Lanka, See, Touch and Take Snaps with Turtles

Turtle watching is a fun and unique activity you can do while visiting Sri Lanka. There are several suitable places available in Sri Lanka for turtle watching. It mainly depends on the season you visit these places. People have mixed feelings and comments about turtle watching in Sri Lanka, but commonly all are good and wonderful.

Here are the Places for Turtle Watching in Sri Lanka

1) Rekawa Sri Lanka

The first place you can visit for turtle watching. They have a dedicated ‘turtle watch’ project and experiment center. It is 220km far from Airport, and it can take around 6 hours to reach the place. Visit during the good season only.

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2) Hikkaduwa

The famous beach for surfing and diving is suitable for turtle watching too. Hikkaduwa beach is listed as one of the best destinations to visit in Sri Lanka. Usually, you can watch turtles from offshore when (she) comes to lay eggs.
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3) Kosgoda

The closest place to Airport. A small village with lots of spas and ayurvedic centers in the village – not for party holidays. If you are a nature lover with a calm environment and want to stay away from busy cities, this is the ideal place to visit and watch turtles.


4) Induruwa

A nice beach for surfing but occasionally you can watch turtles too. If you are lucky enough, you will find some turtles here.

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5) Beruwela

Looking for a great destination with a small island and turtle watch? You must visit here. Excellent place for bathing and staying in high-standard hotels too. Just 80 km far from the airport. One of the best places for turtle watching in Sri Lanka.


We hope you would have liked the list of turtle-watching places in Sri Lanka. We always love to hear your feedback and add more places to this list. Feel free to contact us.

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