In the early 1960's Hikkaduwa started its change from a small fishing village into one of Sri Lanka's international holiday destination.
Today backpackers, travelers and package tourist alike favor the beach party atmosphere of Hikkaduwa created by the surfing & diving scene.
Beautiful white sand beaches, colorful coral reefs and an excellent surf are attracting people from all over the world.
Beach restaurants and bars, shops and nightclubs are providing the background for a carefree stay.
The surfing in the Hikkaduwa region is quite well known and gets the best surf during its dry season, November to March. There are 4 main breaks. From North to South these are: Locals Break (in front of the A Frame surf shop), Main Peak (in front of Ranjith’s Beach Hut), Hansa Surf Break (just south of Hansa Surf) and Beach Break (south of the Hansa Surf Break).
Read the Hikkaduwa Surf Forecasthere...
Even off the beaches Hikkaduwa has a lot to offer: picturesque temples, a scenic fresh-water lake where you still can see outrigger fishermen, tranquilled village life just a few meters down the road and much, much more....
Accommodation offers in Hikkaduwa range from small guesthouses and hotels to international hotel chains, providing for every taste and budget.
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