Negombo is located approximately 37 km north of the commercial capital of Colombo in Sri Lanka. It is located at the mouth of the Negombo lagoon. The significant beach resort on the West Coast is Negombo. The wide sandy beaches and the safe sea are the main attractions of Negombo, and it is ideally located within 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, Sri Lanka.
Negombo is a beautiful beach resort on the western coast of Sri Lanka. The wide sandy beaches and the safe sea are the major tourist attractions of Negombo, bringing locals and tourists to enjoy a memorable beach holiday.
Negombo is also famous for its large and old bustling fish markets and fabulous sandy beaches. With its luxurious hotels, lodges, fine restaurants and bars, Negombo is a free and vibrant city in Sri Lanka with a modern lifestyle and nocturnal lifestyle. It is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multicultural city.
Mee is a town full of beehives. Negombo, which was known as 'bee farm' in the Portuguese period, is nicknamed Nigambo but it is not a meaningful name. Located on the shore of the lagoon, Negombo was famous as a trading port during the Portuguese and Dutch periods, and now its location is within easy reach of the airport.
The Old Dutch Fort, built by the Dutch in 1672, is now maintained as the Negombo Prison, and the Dutch Canal, which was maintained by the Dutch as a means of transport, has added to the charm of the town and the fishing villages.
The 100 km long canal that flows through the city makes for a spectacular sight for tourists who want to visit the city. The road from Negombo to Kochchikade is open day and night for tourists with handicrafts and jewelry shops as well as tourist shops and internet service centers.
Although the scenic Negombo coastline is not usually a tourist attraction, tourists do not forget to spend the last few days of their tour in Negombo. It is a great benefit to its people off the coast of Negombo. However, the beauty of it is growing year by year. Although the beach is widely used by fishermen, the rulers of the surrounding hotels have taken care of the beauty of the beach. These hotels and private businessmen use this beach to facilitate diving and surfing. These water sports training centers are located nearby.
There are many Catholic churches in Negombo, where the majority of Roman Catholics live. Therefore, Negombo is also known as Little Rome. It also houses several temples built during the Portuguese and Dutch periods. Also, Buddhists, Hindus, and other Christians are called by the Jehovah's Witnesses, the AMD, the LDS. There are also churches in the area.
There are many tourist hotels, lodges, and night clubs around the Negombo coast known as the coastal zone.