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Negombo has a strong historical Catholic impact as a result of its Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonizers. The southern part of the bay is home to the country’s major fishing port, while the northern part is home to the tourism sector. Probably the finest site in Sri Lanka to see the magnificent sunset near the beach.

Because Negambo beach is only 10 kilometers from the airport, it may be the start or end day of a Sri Lanka travel itinerary.

Negombo’s highlights include the Negombo Lagoon, the historic St. Mary’s Church, and the Fish Market.

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Nearby Attractions

The most popular nearby attraction

  • Fishing Port and Fish Market
  • Though not a scenic location, it is a good site to watch the lifestyle of a tiny fishing town, but only in the early morning hours. The fishing harbor is one of the largest and oldest in Sri Lanka, and it is teeming with vessels of all sizes.
    Distance: 5 Km

  • Negombo Lagoon
  • It is the largest estuary lagoon in Negombo, having a diverse aquatic habitat. The lagoon’s most popular attraction is boat riding, where you can see herons, egrets, gulls, cormorants, terns, and other shorebirds.
    Distance: 5 Km

  • St. Mary’s Church and St. Stephen’s Church
  • St. Mary’s Anglican Church is the largest church built in the style of Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
    St. Stephen’s Church, built in 1880, is the oldest church edifice in Negombo.
    Distance: about 4.5 Km

  • Hindu Temples
  • The shrines are distinguished by a lofty entrance tower adorned with several sculptures of the gods representing the celestial homes of the gods.
    Distance: 5 Km

  • Negombo Dutch Fort
  • The British nearly completely dismantled the Dutch Fort in order to construct a prison. The prison is still operational today, with just the clock tower, rampart, and bastions remaining.
    Distance: 5 Km

  • Colombo City
  • Colombo is Sri Lanka’s main metropolis and commercial center. Beautiful colonial architectural evidence can be observed throughout the city center. Beaches, foreign fusion restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, retail malls, and historical temples, churches, and Hindu temples are all found here.
    Distance: 37 Km



  • Star Classified hotels- Yes
  • International Chain Hotels- Yes
  • Boutique Hotels- Yes
  • Resorts- Yes
  • Ayurvedic Hotels- Yes
  • Inns/Guest Houses- Yes
  • Hostels- Yes
  • Homestays- Yes
  • Eco Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


Distance from

  • CMB Airport- 13Km (travel time: 30min)
  • Colombo City- 41Km (1hrs)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 150Km (3hrs 10min)
  • Kandy City- 110Km (2hrs 45min)
  • Galle Dutch Fort- 161Km (2hrs 40min)
  • Anuradhapura Ancient City- 168Km (3hrs 20min)
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 198Km (4hrs)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time


  • November to March

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