Trip to Rekawa with Cinnamon Air
From April to September, seven different species of turtles struggle ashore at night to lay their eggs on the shell-swept beaches of Rekawa, Tangalle. Travel to Rekawa, a small village on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, which brings travellers from around the world to witness this spectacular moment, recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s most important turtle-nesting sites. Rekawa turtle watching is a must do.
A sea-side rural community, life in Rekawa is simple and rustic – untouched by modernity. Its mangrove-skirted lagoon is abundant with lush vegetation from medicinal plants to scrub jungle. Prepare to explore a natural haven – unspoilt with much to discover and capture the stunning beauty of different species of migrant birds including the graceful demeanour of the pelican.
Picturesque with countless sand dunes, the stretch of coast along Rekawa Beach creates an ideal setting to lie back and bask in the sun as you watch the waves collide against the shore. A holiday in Rekawa is not complete without turtle watching, as the sight of the turtles making their arduous journey is truly awe inspiring and one that should not be missed.
The great advantage of a trip to Tangalle is the relative ease of access to the major wildlife reserves in Sri Lanka including Yala National Park, Uda Walawe National Park and Bundala National Park.
Closest Domestic Airport –
Koggala Water Aerodrome (Daily flights between Colombo, Kandy and Koggala)