Negombo is a mainly fishing village that blossomed into one of Sri Lanka’s first seaside resorts and a great place to spend some time if you are in Sri Lanka.
Image via the Amagi Aria Website
If you are looking for Negombo hotels to spend some time as you are touring Sri Lanka, you might want to consider Amagi Aria. After that, you can sit down and listen to why Negombo is a place you should explore.
Things to Do
Negombo was considered the first seaside resort in Sri Lanka. it is approximately 15 km away from the airport, so you can book into Negombo at the end of the tour and head straight to the airport once you are done. There is so much to do and see in Negombo, especially in terms of eating the best seafood.
Negombo had a lot of colonial influence which is still evident from the Portuguese street names and surnames of people in the area. One of these areas of note is the Negombo Fort which was established by the Portuguese and taken over by the Dutch. Today it is used as a prison so while you cannot explore the interior you should explore it if you’ve got the chance. Also, the Dutch cemetery.
Water-skiing and Wakeboarding
There are plenty of places in Negombo if you want to engage in water sports. Most recommended would be water-skiing and wakeboarding. There’s always time for some adventure.