Negombo - Sri Lanka

Discover Negombo

A mere 10km from Katunayake International Airport, the beach resort Negombo with its long stretch of silver sand is the perfect place to unwind after arriving or before flying home.

Wrapped around a lagoon predominately fished for delicious prawns, Negombo was one of the first beach resorts in Sri Lanka. Take a sunset stroll to see local fishermen prepare their brightly coloured wooden boats ready for the next day’s trips and excursions. In the evening, head to the lively restaurants and cafés behind the beach to sample freshly caught seafood.

Negombo was originally known for its cinnamon, and its natural port passed between the Jaffna kings, the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Negombo’s nickname ‘Little Rome’ is thanks to the Portuguese legacy of pastel-painted Catholic churches.

Get a taste of coastal Sri Lankan life in Negombo Town a couple of miles south of the beach, with its Buddhist temples, Portuguese churches and Dutch canals. If you’re seeking the sun, the hottest months are April, May and June.

Things to do in Negombo

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Negombo include:

  • Relax on the soft sand as the perfect way to begin, end or recharge during your tour.
  • Watch the fishermen prepare their brightly coloured boats ready for the next day’s outings
  • Sample freshly caught seafood in the local restaurants
  • Explore the Portuguese pastel-painted Catholic churches

The best way to see Negombo

If you would like to visit Negombo, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you.

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