Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo

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Watch the waves breaking directly on the shore of Mount Lavinia Beach, which hosts a strip of high-end restaurants and hotels. Rent a hut here and feast on some of fresh seafood while admiring the sunset or gazing at starry skies. The waters lapping the beach are not suitable for swimming all year round, but you can still wade up to your hips or enjoy building sand castles and playing sports on the seafront. If you take a boat tour, you might catch a sight of dolphins. To visit Mount Lavinia Beach on your trip to Colombo, use our Colombo online holiday planner .
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  • Golden sand, ocean very strong, check the signs or ask if it's good to have a bath. The view is perfect and the place is very well equipped with the seafood restaurant, surfs and people to ask informa...  more »
  • We were there when it was raining and very windy. The waves were very strong. The sand wasn't fine but still acceptable, but there was quite a fair bit of trash in the section we were at. Do be carefu...  more »
  • Every time it's a party to be there, although the old sri lanka disappears and eats away barns on the beach (unfortunately) still Further a nice seaside resort near Colombo (10 km)
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Despite its relatively low cost of living, Colombo accommodations tend to be fairly pricey. Close to the sea and the lake, as well as near the city's parks and the plazas, hotels come in the form of old colonial buildings and ultra-modern high rises, with a decent selection of each to choose from. Budget-conscious travelers should pay attention to the short rental options in the town's more residential areas, or look for the smattering of simple, but serviceable options close to the main train stations, and on the side streets set back from the waterfront.
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