The 9 Best Things to Do in Negombo, Sri Lanka

August 2, 2017 Leida Jutras

Negombo (Sinhalese: මීගමුව, translit. Mīgamuva, Tamil: நீர்கொழும்பு, translit. Nīrkoḻumpu) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the west coast and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province. Negombo is the administrative centre of Negombo Division. Negombo has about 144,551 inhabitants within the city limits. It is approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Colombo. Negombo is known for its centuries old fishing industry.
Restaurants in Negombo

1. Lal Lanka Tours

Kaduwela, Sri Lanka +94 71 619 1402
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 22 reviews

Lal Lanka Tours

Reviewed By bassfijac - Sydney, Australia

Lal was recommended to us by clients of his from 5 years ago. He showed us through the cultural triangle and the hills of Sri Lanka with some excellent recommendations to stop by along the way. He offered us a personalised and authentic experience while catering to our budget and some last minute changes to the itinerary. Lal was also able to negotiate the best prices for things such as hotels, food and things in between (safari, Ayurvedic treatment, spice gardens). He was also very easy to travel with, becoming more like a friend than just a driver! On top of everything, he offered us some great life advice. We can't recommend him more highly!

2. Jasmin Villa Ayurvedic Resort - Day Spa

No 114 Subasadaka, Kochchikade, Negombo 11540, Sri Lanka +94 31 4 927134
Excellent
53%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Jasmin Villa Ayurvedic Resort - Day Spa

Reviewed By tuktuk85

Picked up from any location the service seemed customer oriented, on arrival into the courtyard "wow" Springs to mind, on aesthetics this place is unreal, exactly what a spa resort should look like, a whole host of staaf waiting to welcome you, only not a single smile on anyone...1st sign, once at the reception placed your order and pay upfront, 2nd sign (if your services are good and you know, why do this?), payment was made with no smile or Thank-you. Led into a room, sit down, roughly slapped on oil and flapped around...I'm sure you've given more care to basting your Turkey at Christmas...even the old man who dropped us off took more care polishing his car. Now I know what a car feels like in a car wash, as the "masseuse" looks at the clock every 1 minute, while slapping a bucket load of oil on.. "good?" We're finished. Next bunch of tourists arrive as I walk out shamed like I just spent 15mins doing something illegal... next bunch of tourists arrive as we drive off, speeding through the streets, dropped off at our hotel, the door slams... we both laugh and think... do we still have our kidneys? It all felt like we'd been kidnapped, and dumped for our lack of worth... all in all a funny experience and a learning experience too, that more and more this world is hooked up on time and money, people and humanity aside. We have deadlines and targets! Realising later that we paid only12 euro for a 75mins massage...Well what do you expect?

3. SL Driver Tours - Day Tours

No:147/E Boragodawatta Minuwangoda, Yatiyana, Sri Lanka +94 76 856 3472
Excellent
95%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 360 reviews

SL Driver Tours - Day Tours

Reviewed By Mojoey - Sydney, Australia

Just returned from 14 days with Amila and SLD. We had an ambitious tour program, which after researching thoroughly online beforehand, knew would only be possible with the help of a driver. As seasoned backpackers, it was a bit of an adjustment for us to have a driver and make plans for the entire trip (having previously travelled largely off the cuff), but in a limited two week period we didn't have the luxury of making it up as we went along. Amila was our driver and from beginning to end he was polite, funny, friendly and helpful. Whilst we'd researched quite a bit beforehand, Amila helped us significantly with local knowledge, organising our train tickets ahead of time (very important during peak season), guiding us up Mountains (we never expected him to do this, but it was greatly appreciated) and navigating questionable roads to find our off the beaten path accommodation (other guests told us about how angry their drivers were about the bad roads, yet Amila did it all with a smile and a laugh). At all times Amila took great care to ensure we were safe, comfortable and happy - even contacting us at the airport to make sure we were able to board our plane and then once more to make sure we'd safely arrived home. His car was always spotlessly clean at the beginning of the day, despite the mess we'd left it in the day before.
Thank you Amila for your hospitality and care.

4. Travco Adventures

1b/41/R, N.H.S, Raddolugama, Seeduwa 11410, Sri Lanka +94 77 676 1823
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Travco Adventures

Plan Your Holiday With A Smile, With Travco Adventures Network within Sri Lanka Our string of well connected network of contacts, partners and suppliers it enables us to provide you with excellent, quality and cost-effective packages to suit any of your requirement to assure you get your money’s worth. Best packages no one else but Travco Adventures can offer.

Reviewed By Jibinraj - Kochi (Cochin), India

It was for the first time, we chose a package trip. Was little skeptical about the price while choosing the package. We put a request for quotes via Traveltriangle. Received multiple quotes. After Reading the reviews, we chose Travco. Very much satisfied with their service. They provided a Toyota Prius for the trip and the chauffeur, Ruchira was very friendly and very helpful. Accommodations provided by them were top notch. We had a nice time at Sri Lanka. Thank you Shanil and Travco

5. Different Journey

149 Negombo Road, Minuwangoda 11550, Sri Lanka
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Different Journey

Different Journey has been established since 2010. We facilitate multi-day trips - specially hotels & transport for holidays, business, study, sports tours like golf all around Sri Lanka. We are able to facilitate transport in many ways, Cars / Vans / Mini Coach etc. We have long experience with Scandinavians and we are especially focused of driving according to nordic standards and safety.

Reviewed By Margun V

We had a fantastic trip to Sri Lanka, organized by DJ/Mr. Silva. The prices are good, and the experience excellent. We trusted him with all the planning, and we did not regret it. Sri Lanka is a wonderful country to visit, and if you choose DJ tours you will not regret. Highly recommended.
Margun & Svein Erik with family

6. Muthurajawela Marsh

Negombo, Sri Lanka +94 11 4 030150
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 254 reviews

Muthurajawela Marsh

Reviewed By Roderick W

Rise early to make the most of this boat trip which takes you down the Dutch canal and out into the lagoon. Ask for Amalkia. She grew up in the region and is an expert on all the plants and wild life.

7. Angurukaramulla Temple

Temple road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
Excellent
37%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 214 reviews

Angurukaramulla Temple

Reviewed By Matteo T

This is a very touristic town with little to.offer beside the closeness to airport. This temple is a good occasion to see indu culture

8. Main Fish Market

Negombo, Sri Lanka
Excellent
29%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

Main Fish Market

Reviewed By MusesMm - Whangarei, New Zealand

Always a fascinating study of local people hard at work, filleting, turning drying fish, washing, mending nets, salting, you name it. This has to be the biggest area of drying fish I've seen anywhere. certainly a rewarding visit even if did not come to buy fish of all descriptions.

9. St. Mary's Church

Main Street, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka +94 31 2 222128
Excellent
31%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 367 reviews

St. Mary's Church

Reviewed By MuhammadDudha - Dewsbury, United Kingdom

St. Mary's Church is located in the centre of Negombo town and is known to the locals as the 'Little Rome' for its numerous churches. An average church, however there is an orphanage next to the church which is worthy of notice.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.