Negombo is a fishing town and beach resort in close proximity to the airport. It was historically a trading port for the Portuguese and Dutch as Negombo is in close proximity to a lagoon. The Dutch colonial splendor is a still prevalent, with churches and canals.

Top 5 things to do

  • Experience the early morning fishing and auction on Negombo beach
  • Explore the Negombo lagoon on a river cruise
  • Whale and dolphin watching in Kalpitiya
  • Hire a catamaran and enjoy the waves
  • Explore the Dutch canals, churches and forts

Top 5 hotels

  • The Wallawa
  • Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
  • Jetwing Beach
  • Jetwing Blue
  • Cove Beach Villa


  • Lord’s Restaurant (Asian)
  • Rodeo Pub (Western)
  • Black Coral (Fine dining)
  • Breeze Seafood Restaurant (Seafood)
  • The Tusker (Seafood)