Located 12 kilometers from the International Airport and 35 kilometers from the capital city of Colombo, Negombo is a charming city in  the western costal belt of Sri Lanka. Among the major attractions are the Buddhist Temple of Angurukaramulla, St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the colourful paintings on the roof ceiling and windows, fisheries harbour, the fish market, the place where fish is dried in the sun, a boat tour of the Negombo lagoon, mangrove expedition  (‘kadolana’), Hamilton Canal, the Dutch Fortress and the centuries old clock tower and the Methodist Church and more.


A shopping spree in the bazaar is very enjoyable.

As extra activities we highly recommend a boat tour of Muthurajawela, a wild reserve where you can see rare endemic species of birds, mongoose, lizards and crocodiles.A  trip  along the Kochchikade river by boat is worth your time and you may also engage on a tour in the sea by a sail boat.