Tucked away along the West Coast of Sri Lanka, one will come to the enchanting town of Negombo. An idyllic coastal getaway, this town is a great spot to have fun in the sun, sand & surf.
Explore Historic Hotspots
As a seaside hamlet with a colonial past Negombo is littered with the historic point of interest dating back to the days when the city was under the Dutch and Portuguese rule. A boat ride along the Dutch Canal is the perfect way to uncover this history as the tour takes visitors on a colonial trading route that is still used to this day.
Relaxing on Negombo Beach
Its location along the coast means that Negombo is the perfect place to enjoy long lazy days sunbathing in the glorious tropical sunshine. Those who are planning to holiday in Sri Lanka doesn’t have to travel far to look for accommodation by the beach. There is a myriad of hotels near Colombo airport the likes of Heritance Negombo which gives easy access to the beach.
Cruising the Dutch Canal
Constructed by the Dutch as an easy way to transport goods, the Dutch Canal today is the perfect place to embark on a boat cruise and engage in some bird watching as well.
Visiting the Fish Market
Being a traditional fishing town, Negombo is where one can experience the frenetic excitement and lively hustle & bustle of the local fish market. Part of the fun is seeing fishermen bringing in their catch to shore.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.