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Negombo

Trip Planner Asia  /  Sri Lanka  /  Western Province  /  Negombo
(3.7/5 based on 4,200+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: beaches, nature, sightseeing

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors. The city has historically been known for its fishing industry, with atmospheric and bustling fish markets still among the main places to visit in Negombo. The sandy coast has reinvigorated the town in recent years, with a wealth of modern hotels and restaurants opening up close to the beach. They sit next to a scattered few remains of the colonial era, when the Dutch, Portuguese, and British all set themselves up here, leaving behind a few impressive, European-style buildings. In the build up to your vacation in Negombo, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Sri Lanka trip itinerary builder.
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Where to stay

Its proximity to the airport and its coastline mean that Negombo now offers a long list of places to stay. The mix of accommodations in town remains pretty good, with the focus of many lying understandably on the coast. Family-run guesthouses and welcoming homestays provide the best options for those looking for budget-friendly accommodations, with some right on the beachfront, and others just behind on the side streets, nestled among shops and restaurants. Luxury options come in the form of resorts, set both on the beach and on the side of tree-lined boulevards inland.
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