Nestled away in the southern coastal belt, Habaraduwa is a quiet town, known for its mesmerizing beaches. Fly to Habaraduwa for this popular tourist destination has it all – adventure, culture and cuisine.
Along this part of the coast, stilt fishermen are a common sight. Watch carefully as fishermen seated precariously on a narrow stretch of wood; their backs bent in a graceful arc, peer into the depths of the ocean and gently lower their fishing rods. An old tradition practiced by around 500 fishing families in Galle, it is a striking sight observing the fishermen balancing expertly on a thin plank.
Resonating an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, Habaraduwa Beach is home to the famed Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery – a nonprofit organization established with the aim of conserving turtles. Admired by nature lovers, the organization combats the extinction of rare sea turtle varieties by hatching the turtles in incubators and releasing them to the ocean. If you are lucky, you can experience the joy of releasing these baby turtles back into the ocean, leaving with the knowledge that you played a part in helping a species survive.
A short drive away from Habaraduwa lies the historical Galle Fort, a famed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fortified by the Dutch, the city retains its old world charm with a spectrum of beautiful churches and iconic monuments to discover. Set out on an expedition and leisurely explore this historic city, where time seems to stand still. Be sure to visit other popular attractions when you travel to Habaraduwa such as the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Art Museum, the stunning Koggala Lake and the Dutch Reformed Church.
Closest Domestic Airport – Koggala Domestic Airport