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Negombo

3.9
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Flea Markets
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. To arrange what you want to do in Negombo, use our Sri Lanka trip planning tool.
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Popular things to do in Negombo

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Negombo Beach ©
Beach
Negombo Beach
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Safari
Safaris
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Negombo

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Safari
Safaris Colombo
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Religious Site
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple Colombo
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Galle Face Green ©
Park
Galle Face Green Colombo
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Nature / Park
Elephant Freedom Project Kegalle
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Tours in Negombo

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Rail Tour
Rail Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Negombo

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
St. Mary's Church
Church
St. Mary's Church
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa
Spas
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Negombo

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Sun Shine Jewels ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sun Shine Jewels
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs ©
Antique Store
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Selyn ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Selyn
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
DIANA Souvenirs
Gift & Specialty Shop
DIANA Souvenirs
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Negombo

St. Anne's Church
Church
St. Anne's Church
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
St. Sebastian’s Church ©
Church
St. Sebastian’s Church
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Sri Singama Kali Amman Kovil ©
Religious Site
Sri Singama Kali Amman Kovil
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Abhayasekararama Temple
Religious Site
Abhayasekararama Temple
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes
LSL Adventure Tours ©
Historical Tour
LSL Adventure Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Tour Guide in Sri Lanka ©
Private Tour
Tour Guide in Sri Lanka
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Hellow Travel ©
Historical Tour
Hellow Travel Katunayake
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Go Holiday Tours ©
Private Tour
Go Holiday Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours