150 Pehebiya Road
81200 Hiriketiya, Dikwella
Ph: +94 70 220 9481 or +94 70 197 3480
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HOW TO ARRIVE
Most travelers to Hiriketiya arrive from either Colombo's international Airport or from Colombo centre.... There are several ways to get to Hiriketiya from there...
FROM COLOMBO AIRPORT VIA...TAXI, TRAIN, TUK TUK
PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM COLOMBO AIRPORT
We can book you a very comfortable and direct air conditioned car/van transfer from the airport straight to The Salty Pelican. The driver will be collect you from the arrivals gate with your name on a sign. All road tolls and toilet breaks are included in the journey. Please send us an email with your flight details including flight number, so we can confirm your transfer.
If you come with your own transfer, please ask your driver when reaching Dikwella town, to turn right down the clearly signposted (blue sign) Pehebiya Road which is just 80m after you pass "Southern Food City" supermarket on your right side. Our property is along this road and halfway up the hill.
Journey time: 3 Hrs *
One Way price: €90 1-4 person sharing
Return price: €180 1-4 person sharing
FROM COLOMBO TO HIRIKETIYA BY BUS
Catch a bus from Katunayake bus stop (airport) to Colombo Fort station. From here, Super Luxury (Express) Coach are about triple the price of a normal local bus but are air-conditioned and will allow your large suitcase on. It is also the only bus allowed on the Expressways. Book COLOMBO - KATARAGAMA bus route and disembark at DIKWELLA stop. Reserving seats can be done via...
Most AC express buses, relevant for tourists, leave from Bastian Mawatha stand which is about 500 m east of the Colombo Fort station.
Katunayake ( Airport ) - Pettah/Colombo Journey time: 1 Hr
Ticket price: 1200 rupees
Pettah/Colombo - Dikwella Journey time: 3 Hrr
Ticket price: 1155 rupees
Dikwella Bus Stop - The Salty Pelican Journey time: 5 min
Tuk Tuk price: 200 rupees
A scenic delight… The journey is mostly along the coast, with open sea views for the majority of the way. There will be a few sellers selling water, fruit and delicious snacks on the way but the COLOMBO FORT to WEWURUKANNALA train will most probably be full and possibly uncomfortable after a long flight.
On the COLOMBO FORT - Galle - Matara - WEWURUKANNALA train route, virtually all seats are unreserved so pre-booking is neither necessary nor possible, which means you cannot book a seat unfortunately. Tickets are only sold on the day at the ticket office. Tickets cannot sell out though.
Airport - Colombo Fort Taxi Journey time: 40 minutes
Taxi price: Approximately 2500 rupees
Colombo Fort - Wewurukannala Train Journey time: 3.5 Hrs
Ticket price: 250- 460 rupees
Wewurukannala - Salty Pelican Tuk Tuk Journey time: 10 min
Tuk Tuk price: Approximately 300 rupees
Trains Schedule: www.eservices.railway.gov.lk/
The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat in Hiriketiya - Sri Lanka, is located at the perfect spot, right between Hiriketiya surfing bay and Pehebiya & Dickwella beach which are great for relaxing, taking long sunset beach walks and swimming... We are literally just steps away from all of the best beaches on the south coast of Sri Lanka. So don’t stress about being too far away from the beach, town and all the tourist sights, as everything is within walking distance from The Salty Pelican. We have done you a favour by locating at the perfect position.
You’ll find an interesting array of cafés serving up ridiculously good coffee, variety of restaurants, shops, beach bars and various attractions easily reachable by foot from The Salty Pelican. Feeling too lazy to walk, just hop in a tuk tuk available all day... makes getting around the surrounding beaches and local areas quick, efficient and cheap. Need some money or groceries, you will find an ATM machine, supermarket and variety of shops just a few minutes away.