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Travel Guide To Negombo

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Negombo is a beautiful beach resort on the western coast of Sri Lanka. Negombo is mostly a catholic city. In fact, 99% of them are catholic. You will see beautiful churches and religious statues almost everywhere you walk. It also bears the nick name ‘Little Rome’. This city is a fine example of religious harmony. Buddhist, Catholics, Hindus, Muslims and other minorities live among each other for generations without any conflicts.
Negombo is a traditional fishing town of Sri Lanka. It means its paradise of seafood lovers. Negombo is just 10km from Bandaranaike International Airport. Which makes it an ideal hub for travellers. Majority of the travellers spend their first days planning their tour and last few days relaxing in Negombo. It is a much easier place to find your Sri Lankan feet than any other city. Negombo has a decent selection of accommodation to suit all budgets.
Starting your Sri Lankan adventure in Negombo will be the perfect introduction to the country and a definite insight into how remarkably welcoming the Sri Lankan people are! Smiles from ear to ear and very helpful. They are just down right honest people. Negombo is quite famous for seafood and variety of restaurants and pubs. Restaurants in Negombo serves both international and Sri Lankan specialties. You’ll find plenty of room on the beach to take your sunbath and a sunset to end the day with.

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  • Fish Markets – Should go there early as 6 am to see it all.
  • Negombo is quite famous for seafood and variety of restaurants and pubs.
  • Dutch Fort - The remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison.
  • Negombo Lagoon - The Negombo Lagoon covers an area of 3164 hectares. Fishing trips on Lagoon.
  • Dutch-era Hamilton Canal.
  • Neoclassical St. Mary’s Church Grand street, completed in the 1920s, features a ceiling decorated with vivid religious paintings.
  • Negombo beach is long and sandy, but not the cleanest in country. Negombo Beach is lined with coconut trees and mangroves.
  • Angurukaramulla Temple is known for its large Buddha statue, colourful murals and entrance shaped like a dragon's mouth.
  • Diving - with coral reefs and a 19th-century shipwreck offshore. With boats departing from the beach, and roughly 30 dive sites.
  • The St Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church. It’s inside and outside is designed similar to the Reims Cathedral in France. It was completed in 1946.
  • Discover the wildlife and beauty of Muthurajawela Marsh on a 2-hour private boat trip from Negombo with a professional guide.
  • Handicraft and gift hopping.

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Portuguese were the first invaders to the town. The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it, and then captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from them in 1796. You will find lots Portuguese names like Fernando, Bolonghe, Silvae and Perera in here. Dutch used this city for their cinnamon trade.
Remains of foundation contain the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses and architecture, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling paintings of St. Mary's cathedral. Negombo is the heart of Sri-Lanka's Catholic community, and you can expect to see various shrines during a visit.

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Christima Residence
Negombo Sri Lanka

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4 Apartments each with two Deluxe double bed room.Attached bath room,washing machine,living,pantry,kitchen,TV,A/C,hot water,WiFi,safety locker etc.Large Swimming pool.24 Hours service. Located within Negombo, tourist hotel complex with all necessary facility's near by.5 Minutes walk to the sea beach.

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Rodrigo’s Villa Negombo Sri Lanka

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Set in Negombo, 1.4 km from Negombo Beach Park, Rodrigo's Villa & Restaurant has a garden and rooms with free WiFi access. Providing a terrace, the property is located within 1.8 km of St Anthony's Church. The property is 1.9 km from Maris Stella College. At the guest house, each room is fitted with a balcony with a garden view. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

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The Suite 262
Negombo Sri Lanka

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The Suite 262 is the perfect place to reset your mind and body. Here at The Suite 262 we aim to provide a calm, relaxed environment so that you can go home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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