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 star 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. The best cinnamon in the world originated from Sri Lanka from the coastal stretch of Negombo.
Negombo – being an old and large fishing town, still holds the old world atmosphere of 17th century churches and forts which lay as evidence to the Dutch and Portuguese chapters of history. Negombo is also often referred to as Little Rome.
Enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts such as the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing in a variety of marine fishes like seers, sharks, skipjacks, and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters, crabs and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurants.