Negombo is a modest beach town located just 10km from Bandaranaike International Airport. With a stash of decent hotels and restaurants to suit all pockets, a friendly local community, an interesting old quarter and a reasonable beach, Negombo is a much easier place to find your Sri Lankan feet than Colombo. Negombo has a small port, and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry. Negombo is a traditional fishing town in Sri Lanka, and no wonder the town is a gourmet food lover’s paradise with seafood available in plenty.
Things to do in Negombo :-
- Negombo Beach
A decent enough beach for a stroll, especially during sunset. Can be quite busy with locals on the weekend. Negombo is an ideal place to enjoy the traditional fishing methods of Sri Lanka, the out rigger canoe, the swifter catamaran and the lagoon famous for its prom fret, lagoon crab & lobster during season. A resort town dotted with many hotels and
restaurants and the famous lagoon, where one could take a ride in a out rigger sailing canoe and experience the authentic fisherman’s life.
Cycling In Negombo
One of our experienced tour guides will take you for a bicycle tour through the city of Negombo. You will be amazed how much of the scenery you normally miss. It’s fun, it’s convenient and you will see a lot more riding your bicycle.
Hamilton Canal Boat Trip
Hamilton canal is waterway which is approximately 14.5 km and was originally constructed by Dutch. Taking a boat ride down the Hamilton canal means you are on your way to experience some interesting moments in the life and culture of the fisher folk living on the banks of the canal intertwined with some scenic views and eco-friendly habitats. Enjoy the serenity and cool breeze as the boat takes you down to the beautiful Maha-Oya. Benefit from some relaxing moments at the wetland watching the monkeys, water monitors and an abundance of birdlife.
Muthurajawela Bird Watching
Muthurajawela is a Marsh land of Sri Lanka in the southern region of Negombo Lagoon.Muthurajawela marsh was declared as a wetland sanctuary by the government. The Muthurajawela sanctuary is filled with mangroves and other types of medicinal plants. As you travel across the marshland on a boat you and encounter lot of birds and reptiles .There are birds such as Cormorants, Ducks, Egrets, Herons, Storks, Eagles, Terns, Swallows, Swifts, Kingfishers and other resident birds. Other than that Crocodiles, monitor lizards, and Sri Lanka’s largest snake, the python, are also native.
By far Negombo’s most creative eating experience, with dishes that are a hybrid of Western and Eastern flavours.