A short drive from Sri Lanka’s busy capital, Negombo is the ideal retreat for those looking to escape into a coastal haven. Here are some of the best things to do when you’re in this stretch of coastal lagoon.
Negombo has its roots as a humble fishing village. This is owing to the Negombo lagoon as well, which is ideal for sourcing seafood including the famous lagoon crab! Check out a local market to experience the hustle and bustle of the live-action.
Negombo is known for its wide stretch of pristine beach which offers tourists plenty of opportunities for both fun and chill! Many of the Negombo restaurants offer al fresco dining options on the beach as well so it’s a great town to enjoy some seafood under the stars.
The singular stretch of road in Negombo is littered with little boutiques and stores selling everything from sarongs to souvenirs. Stay in the centre of this town in a hotel like Club Hotel Dolphin, which offers easy access to this stretch of shops and restaurants as well.
Negombo is connected to an extensive network of canals, which were built by the Dutch to transport goods and heavy cargo. Many of the notable landmarks in this city are on the banks of a canal, so hop on a boat and explore Negombo unlike ever before.