Negombo Sri Lanka
Travel & Accommodation Guide
Negombo Beach was Sri Lanka's first beach resort and is not only an ideal place to start or end your holiday in Sri Lanka. Conveniently located only 15 km from Sri Lanka's International Airport, Negombo offers wide beaches, a great selection of hotels and guesthouses - ranging from budget to 5* resorts, excellent restaurants, well stocked supermarkets and many watersport facilities.
Used by the Portuguese, Dutch and British as main export harbor for cinnamon you still can see many historical buildings.
Enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts like the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing a variety of marine fishes like seers, skipjacks, pomfrets and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurants.
On Negombo's long Beach you'll find many seafood restaurants, bars and shops.
The town itself shows its interesting colonial past which was heavily influenced by the Catholic Church.
There are many ways to explore Negombo but one of the most recommendable ones is by traveling along the many canals which are connection the Negombo lagoon and the sea.
Negombo has plenty of accommodation choices ranging from top hotels to budget guesthouses and, last not least, a very active nightlife, making it a prime destination for couples and singles alike.
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