A characteristic fishing town north of Colombo, it is a mere 6km from the International Airport.set amid lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes sprit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet’s paradise with sea food in plenty. Old world fishing craft like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran bring seer, skipjack , herring, and mullet, promfret, and amber-jack while lobster and prowns caught in the lagoon. Apart from beaches and sea-food Negombo has a unique charm of its own with narrow stereets , small boutiques and catholic churches dotting the landscape.
Closer to Galle, is a beach resort popular with tourist as well as local travellers, its provide the beach facility Galle lacks. Hotels , guesthouses, and restaurants line the beach road amid lush green vegetation. A fine reef for snorkeling. Placid deep blue sea, frequented by turtles who came here to lay their eggs by night.