REKAWA is located about 10 km east of the south coast town of Tangalla. Sri Lankan Expeditions works closely with the TCP (Turtle Conservation Project) in their ‘Turtle Watch’ programme on the Rekawa beach where visitors can observe the ancient ritual of turtles coming ashore and laying eggs. This pioneering conservation programme was started in 1996 to protect sea turtles in their natural habitat while providing an alternative source of income to people formerly dependent on the illegal collection of turtle eggs. Five out of the seven species of marine turtles that are familiar (but endangered) come to nest in this part of the Sri Lankan coastline, making it an ideal location to marvel at one of nature’s most fascinating processes!
Located very close to the Rekawa beach itself, the SRI LANKAN EXPEDITIONS CAMP is an ideal location to be based for turtle watching because the staff can do the waiting for you - waking you up when the turtles have arrived! Forget any ideas about cramped tents and sitting on the ground for mealtimes - this is camping in style!
The site is set up prior to your arrival, with everything from the kitchen sink, chairs and tables, toilets, showers and cold beer being transported in. In the evening you can enjoy a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting - the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. So sit back, relax and let our experienced staff cater to your every need.
Nearby Locations – Suggestions for Ongoing Itineraries
Tangalle, Matara, Ambalantota, Bundala National Park, Yala National Park
Bird Watching, Participatory/Luxury/Super Luxury Movable Camping, Turtle Watching
City - Rekawa
Distance from Colombo - 190 km (5 hour drive)
Distance from Airport - 220 Km (6.15 hour drive)
Price Guide - 263 USD onwards
Special people and wonderful, hidden away places contribute towards an indefinable uniqueness that inspires many of Sri Lanka’s visitors to return - year after year.
Turtle Beach Cabanas
There are 2 private cabanas with open sit outs facing the beautiful secluded beach.