Easily accessible due to its proximity to Katunayake International airport, Negombo was Sri Lanka’s first coastal resort. Acting as a gateway, it is a popular choice for those starting or finishing a Sri Lanka itinerary, offering a range of upmarket luxury accommodation on the seafront. Further up the western coast is the less developed Kalpitiya Peninsula, an area rich in natural beauty with an abundance of marine wildlife including dolphins, whales and sea turtles.
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Negombo, close to Colombo's airport, grew from an historic little town with many legacies of its Dutch and Portuguese settlers into Sri Lanka's first beach resort. Its location near to the airport and its wide beach make Negomobo an ideal relaxing stopover when flying to or from Colombo.
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"Sri Lanka is a most beautiful Island and there is so much to see. To me, highlights were the elephant orphanage, the tea plantations and the safari but I did also enjoy visiting the temples and learning the culture."