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Nature & Parks · Kayaking & Canoeing
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa. Five species of marine turtles--including the giant leatherback and the endangered hawksbill--come to this important nesting site on the south shore of Sri Lanka to lay their eggs in the sand of Rekawa beach. Even though most Rekawa holidays revolve around turtle watching, there are other ways to spend time there--including swimming, snorkeling, bird-watching at the nearby bird sanctuary, and indulging in the local cuisine. Plan how to spend your time in Rekawa and other destinations in Sri Lanka using our Sri Lanka online tour itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Rekawa

Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch ©
Nature / Park
Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Rekawa

Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) Tangalle
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara Tangalle
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
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Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching Kalametiya
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Water Body
Tangalle Lagoon Tangalle
Duration: 1h 30 min