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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 264567
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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“baby turtles” (66 reviews)
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13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 264567
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"eggs"
in 89 reviews
"baby turtles"
in 66 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 42 reviews
"olive ridley"
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"endangered species"
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"worth a stop"
in 6 reviews
"various types"
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"amazing experience"
in 13 reviews
"money goes"
in 5 reviews
"small turtles"
in 9 reviews
"great initiative"
in 5 reviews
"adult turtles"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 13 reviews
"small place"
in 8 reviews
"these beautiful creatures"
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"newly hatched turtles"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're planning a trip to the south of Sri Lanka and want to fill your itinerary, this is the place for you, your friends, your family, your grandmother, your uncle! Hear me out. So I was a planning an itinerary for my friends and...More

Thank Jaime D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im not usually taken by captive animal attractions, however this appears to be a genuine attempt to help improve the survival rates of sea turtles. The guide was very knowledgeable and we didnt feel pressurized to spend or donate more than we wanted to

Thank MarcWain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend 30 mins to understand the turtle's lifecycle. This is very important for living in harmony with nature. My kid had a nice time here learning about different forms of turtles.

Thank uday s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place after long time. Entrace for locals is Rs50. They have small turtles in tanks, which are kept for 7 days before they get released to the sea. In other tanks you can see few rare species

Thank Chirath R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting going to this conservation project, I think it's great what the volunteers do, dig up the eggs so that the babies can hatch in a safer environment but you end up feeling sorry for the turtles that are more grown up and...More

Thank reviewerel8
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are numerous Turtle Conservation & Hatchery places and we chose this one based on reviews and convenience. It was very much worth the stop and price of admission. We spent about 30 minutes here and it was really cool, esp seeing the little hatchlings!...More

Thank 1dancing_fool
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really a good place to visit. You get information on the entire life cycle of turtles. Once the turtles are ready, they are released into the sea. Only the deformed, sick and injured are cared for life.

Thank Nimish P
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. It is all about turtle conservation and not about making money. They take such good care of the turtles and it’s refreshing to see people with such a love and commitment to these special creatures. We are able to hold baby...More

Thank Beth W
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This place was great. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a heap of insight into the sea turtle situation in Sri Lanka. We got to release 15 baby Turtles into the ocean. This was such a beautiful experience. Our 5 year old son...More

Thank Josh B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The turtle hatchery located in Kosgoda is famous for several species of turtles, specially the endangered hawksbills. Eggs which are left uncovered on beaches all around the coast are brought by fishermen of Kosgoda area, which has led to the hatching and release of 100,000...More

Thank Ranmal F
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sheilapickles11
17 June 2017|
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Response from Gazzter | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheilapickles its not local to kahanda kandy. Its on the coast towards Bentota. There are many turtle sancturys in your area. If you ask reception i am sure they can help. Best regards Gary. Ps enjoy your holiday sri... More
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17 June 2017|
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
We attended as part of a day tour on route to Galle, so if there was an entry cost it was "pre-paid". I did'nt notice any information on arrival relating to pricing, though for sure you will be asked for a small donation and... More
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