A Lake Teeming with Amazing Biodiversity
Located further down south from the main town of Hikkaduwa, the Ratgama Lake is a welcoming sight to many as it provides a more rustic landscape, as opposed to Hikkaduwa’s typical beach surroundings. The natural lake is known for its unique biodiversity, as it is home to some interesting species of flora and fauna. Birds are one such species of fauna that take refuge in the banks of this lake due to its greenery and untouched nature. The lake stretches out more than 17 kilometres, making it one of the larger natural lakes in the southern coast of the island. Moreover, this also allows many to engage in some scenic boat tours, which provide a different picture of Hikkaduwa.
Interesting Activities to Indulge in
One of the newer activities you could partake in, when you arrive at this natural lake is engaging in some fish therapy. Although quite unconventional, this therapy is known to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin on your feet. Whether you go on a boat ride for bird watching or to partake in some fish therapy, the Ratgama Lake is a vibrant lake teeming with so many things to see and do. Make sure you stay long enough to witness the sunset, as it is stunning scenery to admire.