In the early 1960, 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 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. Even off the beaches, Hikkaduwa has a lot to offer: picturesque temples, a scenic fresh-water lake where you still can see outrigger fishermen, tranquiller village life just a few meters down the road and much, much more….

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