Hikkaduwa National ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: Thiranagama, Galle road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 2 USD
- Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature
Hikkaduwa National Park - Review
Go for a trip to Sri Lanka's underwater world. Rent Snorkelling gear from shacks around the ticket office for around $5 a day. Glass-bottomed boat rides are available for $14 for half an hour.
How To reach Hikkaduwa National Park by Public Transport
- Thiranagama railway station
- Kumarkanda Railway station
Restaurants Near Hikkaduwa National Park
- Brother’s Spot
- Spaghetti and Co
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95% of people who visit Hikkaduwa include Hikkaduwa National Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
37.18% of people start their Hikkaduwa National Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Hikkaduwa National Park
77.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hikkaduwa National Park
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Almost all dead corals in a beautiful beach. There are few sea creatures to be spotted. But seemingly, it is plummeting due to on going environmental pollution like as almost everywhere else. There are many hotels around here as a tourist attracted site. Also plenty of fishing boats are around, plus snorkeling and surfing facilities can be found.
Still popularly known as the coral sanctuary,established in 1979 for the conservation of small, shallow area of reef now enclosed and protected by a string of rocks. It is home to myriad colourful species of tropical fish including parrotfish, unicorn fish, trunk fish, angle fish, and balloon fish. Turtles can be spot especially around full moon. The popular way of seeing the sanctuary is to hire a glass bottomed boat. Snorkeling is much more eco-friendly and you’ll see more. It is advised not to purchase or encourage sale of corals in order to protect the coral population from being ripped away for business purposes.
Wow... out of the world. Well Organising.
Terrible place. Too many boats too many tourists and no one seems to care about the environment. People stand on corals people throw turtles around. Disgusting area and the worst is a polluted canal carrying black water right into the coral area ocean. Sri Lanka you should be ashamed of how you treat the planet. Don’t go and support this.
I've snorkeled in many, many places. I like Hikkaduwa beach, don't get me wrong but this place is not a coral reef sanctuary anymore and it is not a safe snorkeling place. This is more a surfer's beach, corals are all dead (no exaggeration, it is a grave), fishes are the usual reef fishes you can see anywhere else in the Indian ocean. The combination of the strong waves and dead corals make it one the least safe place to snorkel. I struggled to gain control and nearly hit the dead corals. Also, the boats around the beach use and spill very strong smelling kerosene, not great.
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I want to know glass boat prices and entrees ticket price for one person.Answer Report Abuse
Ticket price: 2 USD4
Glass-bottom boat ride: 14 USD for 30 minutesReport Abuse