Negombo City Tour
The most popular coastal stopover in Sri Lanka
As the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka, Negombo has long been a center of commercial activity and urban lifestyle, in addition to its reputation as a popular stopover destination for travellers arriving from the nearby international airport. Known for its fishing industry, this coastal city is best visited early in the morning when the local fisherfolk bring in the day’s catch on the iconic catamarans of Negombo, to sell at the famous Lellama – the local seafood market, abound with fascinating varieties of fish, and some of the best crabs found across Sri Lanka. Negombo’s history also lends the city its fond nickname of ‘Little Rome’, where a number of catholic churches and cathedrals were established by the Portuguese, while the Dutch have also left behind their legacy of a 17th century fort that now serves as the city prison.
Negombo is a short 10-minute drive north of Jetwing Thalahena Villas. As our villa rests on a peaceful shore of the northwestern coastline, your journey avoids the traffic of the main trunk road that connects Colombo to Negombo, allowing you to enter our coastal hometown from the quiet edges of its lagoon behind the urban bustle.