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Kosgoda Turtle Care program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. We not only do hatching, but also we treat disabled Turtles and treat the weak ones due to fishing. Our staff patrols the beach all night looking for mother sea...more
Paid 1000 rupees to get in. My guide was friendly and informative.
This is a family run conservation centre where you can also stay and volunteer.
I believe they truly care about the turtles and it is good to have places such as this to...More
I visited Santhas turtle hatchery many times, it is a place where people actually help these beautiful animals. Santha works hard with his family helping him a lot. When you visit the place you get a guided tour around, you can even go to the...More
Great visit only 15 mins walk along the beach from Hotel Riu on Ahungalla beach.
One of the best things we did in Sti Lanka. This project is not given any funding from government. The charge is their only funding. They buy eggs from local...More
I’ve only been to one other hatchery. The one I went to was on the beach in a natural environment and there was no touching of the animals when they were hatched.
This one was like a zoo, turtles in cement swimming pools. Shallow water...More
On Youtube we can still watch Katherine Hepburn's "Sebastian saw the face of God," a scene from "Suddenly Last Summer." In the story, Sebastian found truth watching newly-hatched baby sea turtles race to the sea to escape the flesh-eating birds that tore their soft undersides...More
My wife and I visited while staying at at the rui hotel it's only ten minutes away. Our guide was excellent and spoke good English. It's not expensive so worth a visit to see the turtle's and learn of there care. I'm against anything in...More
Nice place to visit! It take abaut 30 minutes to see all atractions. Entrance cost 1000 LKR. You get a guid. Who talks about facility and shows all animals. Ofcours place is litle bit dirty. But ale staf are nice and frendly.
This was hands down the best thing I did in Sri Lanka. It was great to see the care shown to the injured turtles who are cared for here, and getting the chance to release the babies into the sea at sunset was just incredible.